It's made in green thin wool, and it has been used A LOT. You can read more about the dress here.
Here are photos of me and my husband, and lots of our friends. Back then I didn't have a digital camera, so I have very few photos from this time. More photos from this event can be seen here.
The trim at the sleeves is made with brass thread woven into it, but I never really liked how it looked, so I removed it in 2007, five years later
Here are some photos me in it without trim.
When Måns and I became baron and baroness of Gotvik in 2016, I decided to bling it up a little again, and added a much nicer, vintage trim that I got from Passamaneria Valmar in Florence.
Here I am wearing it for a masked ball at Double wars in 2017:
Last week I decided to use it for Gotvik's second summer picnic this year:
And I noticed, that 18 years of dragging the hem on the ground had unsurprisingly caused some damage.
Since it was about a foot longer than to the floor anyway, there was enough fabric to cut off about 2,5 cm/an inch and re-hem it.
But, since the dress had been made when I wasn't as I am now at both this period of dress, and at constructing patterns, I decide to change some other stuff: I took it in 2,5 inches/ca 6-6,5 cm at the bust - yes, it should be loose, but this was enormous, it fit me better when I weighed 98 kilos - and I scooped out the armscyes more in the front to make it look more like preserved garments, and I also took it in a little at the shoulder, so that it fit my shoulder width, I have rather narrow shoulders, especially for someone my size.
So, this is how it looks now - still a loose fit, but better fitting.
I was inspired by this image from the Grosse Heidelberger Liederhandschrift for the photo.
As you see: green cotte, pink cloak, fillet with wavy edge, and a veil with trim along the edge. And a dog. I don't have a dog. But I have two cats, this is Esau, who doesn't want to be there.
And a few photos without the cloak.
It is still very wide.
Close up of the trim: