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simple sideless surcote cutting layout. Been wanting one. Have fabric, will travel. Soon as I get time away from projects for everyone else.
Lisa Joseph "I had found little in the way of how-to information on this easy and elegant garment during my time in the SCA. When a lady who doesn't hesitate to construct Elizabethan garments asked me how to make one, I threw together a sketch and instructions which resulted in this article." (Jehanne de Wodeford is a 13th century Anglo Norman woman from a manor in Wiltshire, England.)
Sideless Surcote—A woman's over-gown cut away at the sides from under the arms to the hips to show the cote-hardie or kirtle underneath; it was usually worn with a plastron at the front of the figure. It remained as a ceremonial dress for women during the latter of this period.