part dress for 16" doll by Tonner (Tyler
Wentworth, Brenda Starr).
- The black fitted gown (called by some people
cotehardie), was sewn more or less after the gown found in
Greenland at Herjolfsnes. The "body" cosnists of
14 parts (12 long pieces and 2 triangular insets at front and back),
the pattern you can see here.
The narrow sleeves and the front seam to the waist are embellished
with round golden beads, imitating the buttons. The neckline is
stitched with a fine golden bullion and beaded with golden and red
beads. The gown is laced up at back.
- The sideless gown consists of 4 hand painted
pieces; it is self-lined, and pulls over head. After the the four
pieces were sewn together, the "ermine" plastron was
attached and embellished with parts of vintage filigree buttons,
red fire beads, tiny glass pearls and green beads.
- The doll has the black stockings and the dark
brown leather shoes with long pointed toes (poulaines)on
her feet . The heavy hip belt from metallic components
prevents the skirt of the cotehardie to hitch up. The crown
was bought on e-bay, I only reshaped it and glued the
cylinders, made from a vintage napkin ring. The veil is of
half -ecliptic shape.