I started making this style of garment when I Decided I wanted to dress more accurately and simply. I noticed that this style of gown was fitted and cut for little to no waste and looks like the silhouette of many era's gowns. I started making the men's style when my boys decided they wanted to also look a bit more period and their combat kits are the 14th century Wisby's. This just made sense. please feel free to try these out and send me any comments through your trials.
One of the pieces I found online and it just made awesome kinds of sense in how she rationalized the construction. I need to find her website so I can give her credit for the braes. I keep looking hoping to run across her blog, until then I found a reference to slavic pants... you can see them here...
**update** current pics for some reason are not loading, but I will get them up and online soon. KLHH