Aprondress Pattern: Rethinking the Gores

I’ve been working on cleaning up the documentation for my apron dress, and it’s lead me to rethink my bias-to-bias gores.

The aprondress fragment at Haithabu is described as ‘such as the clothing of the Danish Queen Margareta,’  which is flared.  I’m arguing that the Greenland gowns (also Norse, also the same era), use gores – so gores are okay.  I pulled out the book to cite my source, and upon flipping through realizes that, really, all the dresses use bias-to-straight construction.

So I’m altering my pattern… yes, again.

It means I need to weave an extra 4 or 5″ of orange on the ends of my gore pieces.  I’m sure glad I haven’t woven them yet.

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