So, I’m going to evesham in two weeks, and because all the gowns I have of the right date are woolly and warm, I thought I’d make a dress from this silk I’ve had stashed for years.

I’ll be using the side with purple eagles because John has a tunic in the same silk, but his is cut to the side with golden eagles. I have quite  bit of it, so can make a good full skirt.

Thing is, I have two weeks to make it, and a good few other things I want to get on with, so although I’ll handsew the dress (because it would be a waste of good silk to do otherwise) I don’t want to spend too much time on it.

But I feel like it needs something around the neck.

I haven’t got round to finishing this dress, so I could take the collar embroidery off and use that, but I think it might firstly be a bit heavy for the dress, and that secondly it might look a bit old fashioned for the mid 1200s.

I could do a round neck of plain silk with some gemstones surrounded by pearls, because I have some set stones leftover from my  norman frock but I’m not sure I want to devote a whole day to stitching them.

And it’s hot and my brain isn’t working.

~ by opusanglicanum on July 23, 2018.

4 Responses to “quandary”

  1. It’s the “hot and my brain isn’t working” that is the killer here, isn’t it!

  2. I like the idea of reusing a collar… quicker, easier and very definitely what every one has done over the centuries.. and if it is a little old0fashioned, well, that’s its charm.
    Dodgy punctuation = the heat is getting to me too.

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