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Turkish ensemble...

I finally got some photos of the various layers of my Turkish ensemble.

If you want more detail you can click on the photos to go to my flickr and look at the larger size image.

This one shows my pants. They are cut from a medium stiff smooth silk sari that has metal threads in a white gold colour woven in. They are fairly light pants though insulative enough for both cool and hot weather. I used the pattern on Mistress Laurellin's website. I don't think I needed to make the crotch gore that large though so the next pair will be better and more authentically patterned for proper Turkish. They do have pockets though :)


I feel so naked in my underwears...
This is the gomlek. It is made of a looseweave linen so it is fairly light and drapey. Like a thick cheesecloth. It is cut with the square underarm gussets with the side gussets gathered in like extant
Persian one on Uratim's site but with flared sleeves rather than tapered ones.


Next is my chirka. This is the supportive layer. It is lined in a fairly heavy linen and the outer fabric is fairly stiff. This is not an outer layer for public wandering, at least one entari must go over it. There is nothing in the way of exant bits for this. I had to work it out on my own and a few images from the time.


Next comes an entari. This is worn over all that comes before. It is black linen lined in a nice silk. Fits very tight under the bust. Based on a couple of period examples and images. It is very rectangular and triangular. Not much in the way of curves in the cutting. I will be doing a pattern layout for this soon. This one also has a pair of button in sleeves that work really well and are painfully easy to make. I need to get a photo of that still.


And the final layer. Cotton lined in much thinner cotton. I need to redo the braid loops down the front. Using soutache doesn't work, it is starting to fall apart. I wish I could get better detailed images of the extant ones...
This coat can do up all the way to the neck over the bosom, but why wear it that way ;)


Top it all off with a small velvet hat that has a strip of silk tied around it, some little leather slippers, and a bunch of different sash belts and I am set to go!

X-Posted to my crafty journal 13costumes



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Jun. 20th, 2008 01:45 pm (UTC)
Yeah, one day if I ever get a program to do the html for me I will build a page with proper pattern layouts and period images to go with.
There are not that many good sites for Turkish...
Jun. 18th, 2008 06:42 pm (UTC)
thank you so much for posting this! I've been trying to wrap my brain around some of the period sources I've seen that just don't seem to add up some days.

and its amazing that the more layers you put on, the thinner you look!
Jun. 18th, 2008 07:44 pm (UTC)
the layers add to the hip curve, the hips look wider and that makes the waist look narrower
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Jun. 18th, 2008 07:11 pm (UTC)
Woo! Applause! Beautiful!!!
Jun. 20th, 2008 01:45 pm (UTC)
thank you :)
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Jun. 18th, 2008 07:39 pm (UTC)
Sasha Khan pointed me here.
Item the first - you are a total babe.

Item the second - nice clothing! Very nice! I like it a lot!


A Janissary
Jun. 20th, 2008 01:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Sasha Khan pointed me here.
thank you :)
that photo of you looks very like a painting, it brings to mind so many images I have seen. Very nice!
Jun. 18th, 2008 09:18 pm (UTC)
Oh. My. Goodness.

I am in love.
Jun. 20th, 2008 01:47 pm (UTC)
thank you :)
Jun. 18th, 2008 09:32 pm (UTC)
Is your soutache braid purely decorative or does it work into buttonloops, etc? If it's rayon, which MUCH soutache is, it will fall apart and shred itself at a harsh look, unfortunately.

BTW, Hi! I'm a friend of shsha_khan
Jun. 20th, 2008 01:49 pm (UTC)
the soutache is worked into buttonloops and holds the buttons on the other side. I knew it wasn't going to work for long when I put it on but it was what I had at the time and that coat wasn't really meant to be very serious. I am sure that I will be weaving some proper ones eventually if I can find a close image of the extant ones some day...

Jun. 19th, 2008 02:42 am (UTC)
That's beautiful.
I was actually admiring the outfit at SeaLion. (Hi, I'm Lady Aline Blakwode of Seagirt - but I kept to myself a lot so I don't think we actually met).
Jun. 20th, 2008 01:51 pm (UTC)
:) thank you.
I am kind of shy, though I hide it pretty well, so I don't really meet that many people at events.
If you like come over and say hi next time...
Jun. 19th, 2008 07:50 pm (UTC)
Gurdymonkey sent me to see you!
I just finished my first light layer persian. Although after seeing yours I want to go burn mine LOL. Oh well- it's a beginning, it's totally different from my usual Mongol and now I know where I have to go from the one I'm cooking in at my event on Saturday. I worship in your general direction! And thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

BTW- I used tubular bias for me closures. It's cheating, I know, but it works.
Jun. 20th, 2008 01:55 pm (UTC)
Re: Gurdymonkey sent me to see you!
Persian is so different from turkish, I am sure it looks fabulous! I usually do 14th c english so this is VERY different for me. Thank you for your kind words, they do swell my head, I shall have to make a larger hat...
Tubular bias eh... now that is an idea :)
Jun. 20th, 2008 09:51 am (UTC)
I like how your posture changes with the more layers you get on. ;)
Jun. 20th, 2008 01:57 pm (UTC)
Seriously the compression under my bust helps keep me upright. No really though I have no idea why my posture changes so dramatically during these photos. I hunched a bit in my chemise I know because the linen is pretty sheer and I was showing quite enough through it as it was. :)
Jun. 22nd, 2008 03:22 am (UTC)
I am in love. Honestly. My god.
Jul. 18th, 2008 10:44 pm (UTC)
Jul. 18th, 2008 02:40 pm (UTC)
That is outstanding! My Lady and her daughter have been wanting to do this but they are under the mistaken impression that "well, Russian is eastern like Turkish...." and since I've done wardrobes in the one...yeah, so thank you for the really masterly costuming and photos!
Jul. 18th, 2008 10:44 pm (UTC)
my pleasure :) and thank you for the compliments!
Jul. 18th, 2008 04:58 pm (UTC)
saw your response to a recent SCA Silkroad lj thread.

absolutely impressed/in awe of your work. I do Tang Dynasty (618-907a.d.) chinese in the SCA, and I just adore seeing people with beautiful eastern creations.

Jul. 18th, 2008 06:02 pm (UTC)
Your stuff is gorgeous - so much better than mine - I'm also 16c. Ottoman, and my stuff fits no where near as well as yours.

Jul. 29th, 2008 08:41 pm (UTC)
Just found this through the SCA Silkroad thread. HOMG! You look so awesome! Excellent work, especially on the final layer. Have you created the last patterns for the entaris? I'd love to see what you did in order to make them. So cool! :o)
Sep. 21st, 2008 04:18 am (UTC)
Hey, Your Chirka, is it self supporting?
Sep. 21st, 2008 09:03 pm (UTC)
yep it is :)

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