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Cut and Shaped to Fit: The Gothic Period

6. Cut the top layer out of the good or “fashion” fabric and sew it together at the CF seam. Lay it over the padded inner layer, right sides out, and pin it together at the outer seams. Baste the two layers together all around. Stitch the shoulder seams and the side seams. The neckline, waistline, and armholes can be finished off with bias tape. Finish off the center back opening cleanly and with enough overlap for closures.

The Man’s Fitted Cotehardie The man’s Cotehardie fitted smoothly over the padded doublet down to the hip or crotch level. It sometimes had a full, knee-length skirt gathered to the bottom edge.

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Draping Period Costumes: Classical Greek to Victorian  

Draping Period Costumes: Classical Greek to Victorian  

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