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Pattern: Pinned Wimple + Veil by eqos Pattern: Pinned Wimple + Veil by eqos
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If you use this pattern on DA, I'd like to see what you made. :)

I know, it doesn't seem like it should be possible to come up with more than one pattern for something as simple as a wimple and veil. Well, that's exactly it. My other patterns were too complex. This achieves the same look, but with much more versatility and adjustability and a lot less sewing. (plus there is some evidence in art to back this up)

You sew the headband in half, closing all the edges, to make it self-lined. You hem all the edges of the other pieces, and that's it. To put it on, you wrap the headband nice and tight around your head and pin it closed. Fold the wimple in half and drape it under your chin, pinning it to the headband approximately above the ears. Drape the veil over your head and pin to the headband at the front and sides. I'll get a photo eventually.

But that's not all! You can pin the headband on as a barbette instead (going under your chin and over your head). You can wear the veil without the wimple, use the wimple as a smaller veil, or layer the wimple and veil together as multiple veils. In art you see that women pin their veils on in all kinds of interesting ways.

You can curve the corners of the veil and wimple into circles or ovals for a different, but also perfectly period, look.
bear48 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional
This look good
eqos Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011   Artisan Crafter
I like it a lot more than my other one, which I will probably delete.
bear48 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional
Thank you for the warning

I will down load both tonight
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