Recently, I delivered a coordinating set of clothing to two dear friends who are currently serving as the Baron and Baroness of Dun Carraig. The pictures of his clothing did not turn out well, so I will focus today on her clothing and make another post later about his.
The gown is a Doublet gown with shoulder rolls. Perhaps the most versatile style gown of the period, it can be worn for a variety of time periods and locations in the mid- to late-sixteenth century with only minor adjustments to the garments themselves. With this gown, she can achieve:
- Tuscan gown , c. 1560s-1580s: Doublet collar and embroidered collar both worn open, optional hanging half-round sleeves
- Spanish gown, c. 1560s-1590s: Doublet collar and embroidered collar both worn closed, with hanging half-round sleeves
- French gown, c. 1560s-1570s: Doublet collar and embroidered collar both worn closed, without hanging half-round sleeves
- English gown, late 1560s-early 1570s: Doublet collar and embroidered collar both worn closed, optional hanging half-round sleeves
Lynette provided the black cotton velvet for these outfits, and I and found a red cotton-silk blend and silver trimmings to fit their request for black, red and silver. Lynette’s gown is trimmed in a fun silver trim over black taffeta. The trim caused the taffeta to pucker, so rather than fight it I incorporated it into the design. Her forepart, sleeves and caul are trimmed in the same trim as the Ragnarr’s outfit. The caul is the same design as on his outfit, while the forepart is his design doubled over.
The Baron and Baroness together during Court
The Baroness throwing daggers and showing off the hanging or Spanish half-round sleeves
The trim on the hem of her gown