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Links
   LES TABOUROT - Medieval Dance Group
   Kent State University Museum - a great collection!
   Jennifer Thompsons "A Festive Attyre
   BNF - digital miniatures and codexes
   In Nova Corpora - Annas Site
   Another Camicia Link
   Baroque Costumes (Great Vermeer Analysis)
   Our Runkelstein-Dress-Diaries
   Runkelstein - wonderful Frescos
   Renaissance Hairstyles
   How to: "Draft Pattern"

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From my Recipe-book: take half a pound of Fantasy- a pinch of "A" - add some tabletweaving, sew it carefully for several hours, add a smock, and, and we get a... nice dress ;-)

"Mittelalter-Fest" is a German word for about the same as a Renaissance Fair - just it's very fantasy-like.

For these occasions I wanted a simple dress, what didn't let me look like a re-enactor on the first sight. But it shouldn't be a "Arwen/Eowyn/Fantasydress".
I decided to sew a simple tunic, with tablet woven seams, and a girdle - as simple as possible

Strange enough I am often asked, if its a re-enactment dress, and I can just smile and say: No - it's fantasy :-))

it really is comfortable - and gets a bit the look of the dresses seen at the Codex Manesse



Left, my dress, the picture was taken in the court of the Château de Chillon , on the left a lady from theCodex Manesse and me again, shortened to street-height in Horb.

Here at a Needlemakers at a the Maximilian Ritterspiele zu Horb


And - medieval Lady meets King Théoden



This is again at Château de Chillon The picture was taken by my sister.. It really is amazing, how the same dress changes colors depending on who took the photo...




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