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myladyswardrobe From: myladyswardrobe Date: October 26th, 2011 04:10 pm (UTC) (link)
Really depends on how authentic you want to be.

Brocade/Damask like that isn't often used as the main gown but its not unheard of.
Single Block colour fabric really makes a brocade like that "pop" if its used for kirtle/forepart and undersleeves. Pick the main colour from it for silk or velvet top layer.

Sometimes you get a damask but its in one colour - so you have the texture/pattern part of it.

jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: October 27th, 2011 12:38 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks so much for your two pence! That confirms what I was thinking and what I'm hearing. I think I'd rather be more on the authentic side. I really hate to use that fabric for something that isn't quite right, I'd SO regret it when I got the urge to make a Venetian you know?

What about silk faille? I found some chocolate brown in the stash...
myladyswardrobe From: myladyswardrobe Date: October 27th, 2011 08:15 am (UTC) (link)
I'm going to say yes to the silk faille. The ribbing is so fine it really doesn't matter. I have a black doublet bodice which is very heavily ribbed satin (though not really super shiny satin).

Certainly we would pass a good quality silk faille at Kentwell, not that would matter to you. ;-)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: November 9th, 2011 01:38 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks so much! No, it's always good to know what Kentwell would think! :P
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