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November 13, 2008
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14th centuryPoulaines tutorial by Idzit 14th centuryPoulaines tutorial by Idzit
Hokay... um this is a hefty one folks. This is a rather complicated project, which was requested by ~GuiltyWithGlee. This is a fairly advanced tutorial, as there are some difficult parts to it.

**Please note the digitized pattern is NOT YET UP. I still have to make it. Please be patient. Thank you.

Otherwise, please enjoy, and if you actually get around to making these... I wanna see!! The ones I made were based on paintings from the 14th century. I made the pattern myself. They may not be 100% accurate, but they're fun for Medieval Faires, and whatnot. The ones I made have four layers of canvas and one of faux-leather for the sole. Surprisingly enough, you still feel every little rock when you step on them. If you make them a teensy bit bigger, you could slip a pair of ballet flats inside to save your soles... so to speak. ha ha

Please let me know if I've forgotten anything, or if something doesn't make sense.

Illuminated manuscript from [link]
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paleotool Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
Great tutorial.
rwolf1970 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
They look great! I've tried to make a couple of turnshoes in the past, and have done a decent pair of moccasins, but these look the business :) Can't wait for the pattern :D
Exoe Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
Featured in my Feature Friday Journal [link]
xchan Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhhh... awesome!!!
With a tutorial so well explained as this I think I can try to make my own shoes for my medieval dress :D
Thank you for sharing it!! :heart:
Idzit Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008  Professional Artist
You are most welcome! I hope it comes in handy. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!!

AND, if you do get around to making some, let me know! =D
Ladyadokenai Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
I really need to learn how to sew, this would be fun.

do you think a regency-era day dress would be simple to start with? nothing fancy.
Idzit Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional Artist
... I think it would be an okay place to start. There are a few good patternses out there;
McCalls #3954 - not an actual costume pattern, but the dress is PURELY Regency
Butterick #6630 - is megapurdy
Butterick #4890 - is Soooooooooooo Josephine Bonaparte... ♥
Ladyadokenai Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
I actually have the second pattern you listed there. it was going to be a prom dress that never

The styling of the first one is definitely regency! I was thinking of going with a sense and sensibility pattern, because I've seen a lot of good results from their patterns and lots of people consider it simple for a beginner.
Idzit Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional Artist
Do it up!
pomp-berry Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Student General Artist
ooo I have tons of spare faux leather!!!
I could make a couple of these x)

but um... does 5 meters of fabric seem a little (or should I say WAY) too much?! :O
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