burgundian gown


Yes hello, I’ve been (slowly) working on a simple 15th Century Burgundian gown for the Renaissance Faire i’m going to in a few weeks, and here is my progress! the whole dress is made form 4 yards of green Jacquard trimmed in black velvet, and there’s a silver/gray Kirtle underneath.

I haven’t made the belt yet, the one in the picture is actually a blue vintage nylon hair scarf (probably shouldn’t be around my waist but oh well). Unfortunately the scarf doesn’t tie tight enough around my high waist, so it doesn’t fit 100% like the way it will when i have everything, but i’m still loving the whole thing so far:)


Finally got around to posting some photos of the Burgundian/Round Gown that I made and wore for the Arizona Renaissance Festival a few months back.

I’m very happy with the way that this turned out! And it was a simple and quick costume to sew up (my wig was a total pain though, that’s what I get for upbraiding my Anna wig and trying to use it)

Jeanne de Clisson’s pre-pirate outfit

squeeful wrote:

But you put her in a mid-late 15th century Burgundian gown and hennin, beautiful garments but from at least a century after she died.


Sorry! I was looking for reference as close as I could to the period, and I came across this depiction of Jeanne la Flamme - another lady pirate who was possibly friends with Jeanne de Clisson:

Like I’ve said multiple times, I’m not a historian - or a costume designer, or a trained artist, or, well, you get the picture. I’ll get things wrong.

If you have recommendations for historical costume design resources, please let me know. I mostly rely on Racinet’s work (I even have the big stonkin’ hardcover copies), but it’s got plenty of gaps in its knowledge. Every time I’ve talked to a costume designer in LA about their research methods, it’s involved travel to a lot of difficult-to-access libraries and an untenable amount of research per entry.