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by sallysc343
Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:15 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: fitting a medieval kirtle properly
Replies: 9
Views: 2467

I'm in the process of making my first kirtle but I'm not sure how long it should be. Does it touch the floor or is it just off the floor? Should the shoes be visible?
by sallysc343
Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Making Hose
Replies: 10
Views: 1322

If you lay the pattern pieces on the bias (diagonally) you get the stretchiest way, then you can bend your knees. uses a fair amount of material though
by sallysc343
Wed Aug 02, 2006 8:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Crimes against Authenticity
Replies: 116
Views: 13770

does anyone know if fighting ladies are authentic? Make-up or not? aXe before this turns into a virtual fist fight this topic was covered in the friends and gossip forum. You'll find it under "women on the battlefield". If you want to read the whole of that thread may I suggest you get yourself a f...
by sallysc343
Wed Aug 02, 2006 8:41 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Medieval Cookbook - Maggie Black
Replies: 8
Views: 2971

presumably in centuries past recipes would have been passed from mother to daughter, etc. and not necessarily written down? Does this lead to the possibility of there having been many more recipes in the medieval period than we can be aware of? I think there would be loads, especially for vegetable...
by sallysc343
Tue Aug 01, 2006 10:14 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Medieval Cookbook - Maggie Black
Replies: 8
Views: 2971

Annie, have you tried making up the 'powder fort' and the 'powder douce'? If so, what sort of combinations did you use? Apparently they would often be bought from an apothecary - I wonder if Pete does some :)
by sallysc343
Mon Jul 31, 2006 8:31 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Medieval Cookbook - Maggie Black
Replies: 8
Views: 2971

The Medieval Cookbook - Maggie Black

I've just bought this book and I really have enjoyed reading it. The social history included is really interesting; apparently beaver became extinct in this country as people were desperate to be able to eat something other than fish so reasoned that because it swam using it's tail it could be class...
by sallysc343
Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:40 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume for my son (Robin Hood era)
Replies: 10
Views: 1521

After more thought and reading I've shoved the machine back in the dark recesses of the cupboard under the stairs and reviewed my hand sewing stitches. I've also raved through material I inherited from my Gran and discovered a large piece of dark grey wool which must have cost her a fortune though s...
by sallysc343
Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:34 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hats
Replies: 18
Views: 2692

Sally, I'm with you on the round crown. The brim looks like it would be oval in shape? Like you say it's very wide front and back but you can't see any behind him, it wouldn't be pinned on the other side as well would it?

Fascinating isn't it?

Sally :)
by sallysc343
Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:30 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Crimes against Authenticity
Replies: 116
Views: 13770

The photos are fascinating - loved the leggings, trainers and hankie on head one. The comments are really useful as to a very untrained eye I have no idea what's wrong with some of them. Trainers hanging from a belt - now that was funny

Sally
by sallysc343
Sat Jul 08, 2006 1:14 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume for my son (Robin Hood era)
Replies: 10
Views: 1521

Re: Costume for my son (Robin Hood era)

Karen Larsdatter wrote:Some of the links at http://moas.atlantia.sca.org/wsnlinks/i ... t&catid=10 may also help you.


Thanks Karen for this, I found it really interesting reading and the suggestions helpful.

Sally :)
by sallysc343
Fri Jul 07, 2006 7:20 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume for my son (Robin Hood era)
Replies: 10
Views: 1521

Good question which is why I asked for help :? Let's face it, there are even arguements over where he lived if he did at all. What I've gone by so far is the Richard I era as that's where all the stories are based, otherwise it would get really confusing for DS. Thanks for the suggested fabrics and ...
by sallysc343
Fri Jul 07, 2006 6:26 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume for my son (Robin Hood era)
Replies: 10
Views: 1521

Costume for my son (Robin Hood era)

My son (7) is really into Robin Hood (probably cos we live so close to sherwood forest). As he is home educated it is a wonderful opportunity to explore everyday life from that period. However, the Robin Hood festival is coming up soon and I would like to make him an authentic looking outfit. I can ...

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