Yellow Cote (late 14th - early 15th Century)

Ok, all the pieces of yellow lining linen are sewn together. I tried it on and found that the yellow linen is a lot lighter and stretchier than the linen we used for the fitting. After fuming about this overnight (and talking with Edith) I’ve decided to re-cut out the lining from some heaftier white linen I have in my stash. I’m pretty certain I’ll be able to use the yellow linen as a lining for the overdress (red or green still undecided). Very frustrating.

Lessons learned:
When you do a fitting, use linen that is of the same weight as the linen you mean to use for the lining of your fitted dress.

When you’re a big, busty woman, don’t expect light weight linen to support you.

Though.. putting positive spin on this.. it means I’m 1/2 done with the overdress for Twelfth night.

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