Wednesday, 22 July 2015
Making 'Dastardly in Motley'; Part five
The Hose and Poltock
These were based on fifteenth century footed fitted hose and party coloured in blue stretch velvet and yellow stretch satin. I decided to include the blue and yellow codpiece with the padded heart in red satin forming an over-codpiece, laced and tethered to it. The points were yellow laces.
The fit of the hose was quite difficult, as the velvet and satin stretched differently.
This was based on a fifteenth century design, with hook fastenings up the front. It was made from red patterned cloth designed to allow a triangle to be seen at the front of the doublet.
In the sixth and final part, I will talk about the accessories , make-up and presentation.