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Offline Sledhead

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Period accurate fabric
« on: April 13, 2015, 12:16:41 PM »
I am having a new doublet and trousers made in the cavalier style what would be a appropriat period accurate fabric to use?

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Re: Period accurate fabric
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2015, 02:20:57 PM »
Hi, and welcome to the forums!

For the English Civil War, in which the Cavaliers fought, you will want wool. ("Wool" is actually pretty much *always* a good answer for "What's an accurate fabric for....?"  ;))

This is a good site for costuming for the English Civil War: http://the1642tailor.com/2013/01/23/what-to-wear-in-the-english-civil-war/
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Offline isabelladangelo

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Re: Period accurate fabric
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2015, 03:17:00 PM »
As Gem said, wool.  If you are doing noble, silk is also appropriate but make sure it's a silk taffeta or another silk that doesn't have slubs in it.   

Wool comes in a lot of different weights - most people tend to think of wool in terms of coats and blankets which are heavyweight wool.  I have a summer Regency dress out of a lightweight wool that I wear a lot to early 19th Century events.  I also have a lightweight wool 1560's Italian dress that I love and wear to summer events as well. 

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Re: Period accurate fabric
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2015, 09:11:17 AM »
I'll third that!  I love wool! You cannot beat the look and drape.  I wear a wool doublet, and it is quite comfortable.

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Re: Period accurate fabric
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2015, 07:40:59 PM »

So I also have Damask Fabrics for Cavalier Fashion

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