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Draping Period Costumes

The Woman’s Fitted Gown (Cote or Kirtle) The woman’s fitted gown (Cote or Kirtle) could be worn separately or as an underlayer. Initially it was worn under a loose, sideless gown. Eventually it was worn under the female version of the Cotehardie—which is patterned similarly to the cote but worn as an outer layer. 1. Cut a piece of muslin as long as the woman’s shoulder-to-floor measurement plus four inches. Use the entire width of the forty-five-inch-wide muslin. 2. Draw the straight-of-grain line ten inches in from the edge of the muslin. This new line will become

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Draping Period Costumes: Classical Greek to Victorian  

Draping Period Costumes: Classical Greek to Victorian  

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