University of Atlantia

Course Detail

Drafting a Kirtle Skirt from Alcega's Pattern Book

Instructor:
Costança Daguiar


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA109-2/5 February 5, 2022
Crs #:
602
Date:
Sat Feb 05
Time:
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Fee:
Length:
1 hr
Credits:
1
Attendees:
17/∞
Room:
Boudoir
Course Category:
Track:
No track assigned
Description
This class will start with a quick overview of women's fashion in the later 16c Spain, the defining characteristics of Spanish women's clothing and how some of those characteristics show up in the various vasquina (kirtle) patterns in Juan de Alcega's 'Libro de Geometria, Pratica, y Traca,' published in 1580 and 1589. The focus of this class will be demonstrating a skirt draft based on the ankle-length vasquina pattern (f.71v in 1580; f.60 in 1589), and briefly discussing how this technique could be modified for Alcega's other skirt patterns. My pattern draft utilizes generalized measurements for the waist and skirt length, so can be tailored for individual needs. Anyone wanting to draft along with me needs: - A string/straightedge/measuring tape the total length of your waist measurement plus desired skirt length. - Two pieces of paper (or other surfaces), each the length of your string (above) and the width of your waist measure, plus a couple extra inches each dimension. - Pencil, pen or surface-appropriate marking implement - Straight-edge (optional) My skirt drafts will be at 1/2.54 scale, by taking my measurements in inches and then using those measurements in centimeters, without converting units (ie, 30" waist becomes 30 cm, 40" length becomes 40 cm). Class will not be recorded.