A representation of a dress for Germany/Switzerland circa 1500, and is based upon a painting by Niklaus Manuel. This garment will be worn as fencing armor. Many safety modifications had to be added to the design and construction of the garment to satisfy the East Kingdom heavy rapier standards and pass the fencing drop test.
• Research: 15-20 hours of research and documentation
• Sleeves: 10 hours of experimentation, 12 hours of construction
• Bodice w/overskirt: 15 hours of construction
• Partlet, underskirt and pants: 10 hours of construction
Documentation: 1500 Swiss/German Kampfrau