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.
Gown, Herjolfsnes ''G39'', 14th c. [BSD-G08]
I have had my gown for about a year. I must say that I absolutely love it. It's very comfortable, probably because I like the mid-weight linen.
However, I do have a complaint. The dress was too big on me, and I had to change some things. I am 5'3" tall and was just too long. The buttons reached just below my hips, not just below the waist (seen in the promo-picture). And the rest of the material, about 3-4in dragged on the floor. I wished that they asked for height when I had it "Made to Order".
So I starting fixing the dress. I tried taking apart the dress. I was hitting walls so I pieced it back together. I was only able to hem the gown, which fixed the dragging material. But, I could not fix the top area because of the before mentioned walls.
But on a happier note it's defects are not that noticeable when wearing a belt or wearing my sleeved surcoat.