My daughter Maja's new dress from c. 1520-1530. Worn with gollar, haube and sleeves - which is unlikely that I will ever see again - with sleeves which may happen if it turns cold at an event and without sleevs which I am quite sure is how it ill be worn 99% of the time.
The dress is made from red and black wool twill, both slightly fulled. It is lined with unbleached linen and closed with hooks and eyes and the sleeves are attached with ties.
The smock is from linen and all hand sewn, which the dress isn't.
However, for a nominally machine sewed dress this dress has quite a lot of hand sewing. It is of course hemmed by hand, and all seam allowances are felled and sewn. The black trim is attached by hand and the decorative cuts on the broader black band sewn down and all the slits on the sleeves are hemmed. But there are at least a few machine seams on it ;)
I have long suspected that the slashed bands you always see on modern reproductions of women's German gowns from the 16th century was an SCA-ism, which had little ground in reality (like the separate jackets and skirts, which maybe can have existed but where 99% of the sources show the bodcie attached to the skirt). Well, I still think that it is way to popular in the SCA and in re-enactment, where all the Trossfrauen have them, but I did find some period documentation,
Besides - my friend Aelfwynne of York's daughter Tuva has it on her gown, and that settles the matter for Maja :)
From the back, a little dark
From the side - I love this one, it looks like a part of a painting. Well, except for that the fabric cupboard ought to be dark brown instead of white.