In 1996, reproduction armourer Jeffrey Hedgecock and historical clothier
Gwen Nowrick joined forces to create Historic Enterprises, Inc. Enthusiastic
reenactors, meticulous researchers and obsessive artisans, their company
reflects their passion for history and attention to detail.
Personally developing every item in their range, they delight in providing
well-documented, exacting historical replicas to historical sites, museums,
reenactors and educators around the world.
Outfit, Ladies', 15th C. gown [BSD-L15-G1L]
Finally, I have the time to write a review…
Outer gown (wool): Beautiful cloth, beautiful dark blue colour, well made, GORGEOUS width of the skirt (7 meters! This is MADNESS!!!) The dress was a little large around the shoulders, but what surprised me most was the …LENGTH of it! Gosh, you American Ladies must be tall! A befriended seamstress took care of that…she took over 20 centimetres off. Now it looks perfect!
Smock (Chemise, inner gown, linen): My favourite piece of all the set. Perfect in length and size, it fits like a glove! I was so surprised! Beautiful material, beautifully made! If I could, I would wear it all the time! I might even wear it as a white dress next summer…
Pair of pin-on sleeves (brocade): These sleeves were my greatest disappointment. The brocade looks truly beautiful, but the sleeves were FAR TOO LARGE!!! I had to return to the seamstress, but they still do not look ok…pity, because the brocade is beautiful.
Flemish coif (linen): What fun it was to try it on! I love this coif! It makes me look so much like a 16th Dutch maid. Reminds me of “Gils with Pearl Earring” by Vermeer.
All in all, I am happy with my stuff. I also ordered a pair of gaiters, which are neat. I also liked the friendly contact with your staff and the possibility to choose material and colours. E-mails were answered right away; staff was very helpful, thank you.
I would deal with you again!
Date Added: 01/15/2010 by Antje Catherine van mark