Idea Board for Houppelande
I bought a piece of rich purple with black print faux suede at Fabric Wars in 2017. I had a large amount of this fabric and wanted to make something new. I looked at several options on Google Image Search and determined I had enough fabric for a Houppelande. I found several that served as initial inspiration.
This first was this purple Houppelande:
The second was this red Houppelande that I could only find unattributed on pinterest:
The third was this green Houppelande:
I also found an inspiration for headgear to go with. The inspiration was this heart shaped headdress called an escoffin:
Or this headdress that I found unattributed on pintrest.
I found this site with directions for making a houppelande and am going to try it. The main pattern is made of 4 quarter circles:
I think I am leaning towards the high neckline from the green Houppelande example with the “angel wing” sleeves. I am thinking pale pinky-lavender or bluey-lavender on the collar and lining on the sleeves. To that end, I have ordered some swatches. Honor doctored up the green Houppelande in photoshop to give me an idea what I would be looking at.