At some point during the weaving process, I started searching the Internet for illuminations showing medieval clothing with vertical stripes.
When I found this, I started leaning toward trying to make this particular garment (http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b10515437z/f171.item). I mean, why not. It’s green with some pinstripes. The illumination looks like the stripes are a darker color like a brown or a burgundy and a light color like white or yellow.
Close enough for me. 🙂
To do a pattern for a Burgundian gown, I started with my 4-piece cotehardie.
This picture is the front piece of my 4-piece cotehardie pattern.
I turned back the neckline to plan for the deep V, bringing it down to the bottom of the bustline.
I transferred the current pattern to paper. Then, instead of following the curves toward my waistline, I went straight down from the armpit to the hip and angled out to the width of the fabric. Click on the image to see it better.
Next step will be to lay it out on the handwoven fabric, taking into account that I will add a band around the bottom to match the collar and cuffs, gores, and maybe enough for a little bit of a train.