First visit to the Rebbe

November 9, 2008 at 1:03 pm (Uncategorized)

Designing this dress was interesting because, like the Troyes le Mont dress, it is an example of Phedre dressing in a way that she normally wouldn’t.  She is going to visit a holy man (akin to a Rabbi) and therefore dresses in what she considers ultra-conservative clothing.  Now, as we discover afterwards, she does go a little overboard.  The dress is described in Kushiel’s Chosen as a modest travelling gown of brown worsted.  She wears a thick woolen shawl, a woolen cap and study boots.  Her hair is braided. So, here is what I came up with.  It doesn’t really fit in with the rest of her wardrobe, but, we all have that shirt that we look at in our closet and think, “why did I buy that?”

1st-visit-to-the-rebbe-dressThis dress is a lot more midievil in design.  I don’t worry about being historically accurate.  Because I just don’t feel like it!

The fabrics for this dress are fine ones (though worsted is supposedly the cheap wool).



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