I will not be using your pattern for Eleonora’s gown, as accurate as it may be. You see, I am not the same size as Eleonora, and while I have previously drafted up your patterns, I would rather not have to if I didn’t need to.
Luckily for me the lovely Margo Anderson has offered to draft a pattern to my measurements out of the kindness of her heart (there was no crying involved on my part whatsoever), and when someone with that much experience offers you help, you take it. Margo also makes the best patterns I have ever used for Elizabethan and Tudor garments. I was a big fan of hers long before I became a friend.
I will be using your detailed construction information, because you are the Oracle of Costuming. I wish someone would find one of your unpublished manuscripts under a bed or in a safe or hidden in a desk somewhere.
With appreciation –