Sunday, February 11, 2007

Surcot - sorkoet

I wanted to show you some photo's of my new, but not yet completely finished surcote. It is made with dark brown high quality wool, pale silk taffeta for the tippets and the torso part of the lining, and linen for the lining of the skirt. It still needs to get two slits in front edged with the same silk taffeta, and a pink taffeta border on the edge of the skirt.

I lined the body part with silk to make it easier to put the surcote on, on top of the green dress I'm wearing underneath it (you can see the sleeves of it in the pictures).

I based the dress on an example (f. 62v) from a manuscript held in the Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels. The manuscript (MS. 9427), a breviary, was made in commission of Lodewijk van Male between 1360-1368.


Gina-B said...

Beautiful! And a lovely photo of you as well!

Machteld said...

You look amazing! It seems so natural for you to wear these cloths.

Racaire said...

you look very very beautiful in this dress :)

Isis said...

Thank you all!!

Donlyn Arbuthnot said...

Your attention to detail is reflected in the fine work you are accomplishing. Excellent!

Anonymous said...

oooh - you look wonderful. I love your frock.

Your work has been an inspiration to me for my current medieval frock.


de herdershoeve said...


Can anyone give me adresses from people who make medieval clothes
(15-16)in Belgium?



Helena said...


Beatiful clothing! I was acually looking for someone that had made just this garment as I was going to make one my self. But I was wondering about the cut.
What pattern did you use? Is it shaped in the bodice or do you have high sidegores that gives the shape?


Isis said...

hi helena, this version is shaped in the bodice, but if i ever make another version of this dress i would probably use the high side gores option. good luck with your dress!!

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