A mid-13th century overdress, based on manuscript drawings from Germany and northern Italy.
Materials used are wool, silk, and brocade fabric. The items used are found in period, however, the brocade used on the cuffs would have been a silk or wool brocade as opposed to cotton. While the long seams were machined sewn, everything was hand finished. The reason for the machine sewing was expediency. Part of the challenge for me was to turn out a completed outfit in a weekend. Other tools used are scissors, needles, and beeswax, all of which would have been readily available to my medieval counterpart.
This was not based off any specific text, rather my experience working with and researching 12-13th century garments found in Spain, Italy, and Germany.
Some resources.images I have been inspired by.
Robert le diable, fol 174r.
Cantigas de Santa Maria, Vihuela de arco y vihuela de péñola (o péndola) en las Cantigas de Santa María de Alfonso X el Sabio