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An Early 16th C Saxon Gown in the style of Lucas Cranach the Elder

  An Early 16th C Saxon Gown in the style of Lucas Cranach the Elder by Jane Fox, Barony of Tir y Don In late 2019 I set out to make my first 16th century Germanic style garment and I chose a gown in a style frequently painted by Lucas Cranach the Elder and worn primarily by the nobility of Saxony. I have previously made other garments from 16th century European fashions so I had some experience with this era. I set out to make this gown in a more historically plausible manner to challenge myself. I tried new-to-me fabrics and construction techniques which I will expand upon in this paper.  Not included in this entry are the undergarments worn beneath the gown. I always wear a linen hemd, which is the garment closest to the skin to absorb sweat and keep the wearer and the outer clothes cleaner. Mine has a wide low neckline, made with rectangular construction, and can be worn with a linen partlet over the top. Over the hemd is the optional unterkleid (what the English were calling a kir

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