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  • Reply sstormwatch August 29, 2007 at 9:47 pm

    Hmm… I’ve been having the same issue on chosing brocade types, unless it is obviously period. But to me, this one looks a bit more later in period as it looks a bit more “frilly” in styling. I just can’t tell you which period.

    But seeing your photos in your other post really makes me want to make something Italian. Those outfits were just beautiful! And I have the fabric already… just no time yet.

  • Reply Sarah Bellem August 29, 2007 at 10:15 pm

    I think it looks a *tad* rococo, but I’ve been surprised to find patterns I consider 18th and even 19th century looking in 16th century fabrics. Still, I would give you permission to use it and not feel bad about it. ;)

    Oh, and PRETTY!

  • Reply mala_14 August 29, 2007 at 11:12 pm

    Gorgeous! Those are totally your colours. I don’t know anything about the suitability of it, but check out lorelei01 on livejournal. She just posted a bunch of pics from the V&A of textiles from that time period.

  • Reply Trystan L. Bass August 29, 2007 at 11:27 pm

    I’m w/Sarah — there are some surprisingly “victorian” looking patterns in 16th-c. fabrics. As long as it’s not a floral (which this isn’t), I think it’s ok.

    Kinda like that MA book you showed at the LJ meetup — some of those prints looked totally early 20th-c. to me, not 18th-c.

    Wild how authentic stuff can blow our preconceptions :-)

  • Reply Anonymous August 30, 2007 at 6:25 am

    It looks pretty similar to some of the 16c Belaquava is still producing. A little on the fluffy side, but not a deal-breaker.

  • Reply Andrew August 30, 2007 at 8:16 pm

    It looks a little too subdued to me. I do love it though.

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