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Documenting the reconstruction of the Irish Shinro
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A university senior documents shenanigans of the Irish costuming sort.
First off, feel free to watch this community (DO NOT JOIN)! I don't mind, and undoubtedly it will help me get this project done faster.

What you need to know:

-The Shinrone gown was discovered in a bog near Shinrone, County Tipperary, Ireland. It was first thought to just be a piece of wool, but turned out to be a dress dating back to the late 16th or early 17th century.

-I am basing my gown on the Reconstructing History descriptions, and am drafting all patterns save the 17th century front and back laced stays from scratch.

-The stays use a rather historically inaccurate Butterick B254 pattern, but I don't have the time to draft them from scratch.

-This project is for Dr. Walton's History of Ireland class at Salisbury University, in lieu of writing a research paper.

Don't hesitate to comment! I love to hear feedback!