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Topic: Medieval underdress/cotehardie sleeves help, please?  (Read 6720 times)
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« on: July 30, 2013 03:27:16 PM »

I'm in the process of making a cotehardie and an underdress for it, and can not for the life of me find a sleeve tutorial for the underdress that has photos. I can't say I'm the best with diagrams, and the blog posts I've been seeing with DIY medieval garments seem to skip photos of the sleeve pieces.

The cotehardie itself is going to have tie-on sleeves, but the underdress/chemise needs attached sleeves

Anyone have any resources?

« Last Edit: July 30, 2013 03:28:26 PM by mindyyy » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2013 02:24:16 PM »

I have come across this
which may help it shows that the sleeve is set into this kind of garment with the seam of the sleeve running from the shoulder to the wrist on the outside of the arm. This should allow you to lace it closed as in your inspiration picture.

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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2014 11:46:11 AM »

Have you checked out the FABULOUS Costumer's Manifesto site?

check out (Costume) History sorted by Period --that would probably have some info for you.  If that fails, try Corsets & Underwear, or possibly Patterns.

Budget an hour or two to wander happily through the site, and bookmark it to come back later.

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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2014 05:31:51 AM »

This might be of use
If you serch for sleeves there's a tutorial somewhere...I did stumble on it but then lost it again.
I'm planning on making a cotehardie myself.
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