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by ladydetemps
Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 1620s women's clothing
Replies: 6
Views: 1268

1620s women's clothing

So I'm finding it very hard to find images or sewing patterns for the 1620-30s. Can anyone point me towards any good blogs or sites? Even if it just shows construction. I want to aim for something Constance Bonacieux from the three musketeers might have worn. Every time I search for Stuart era I jus...
by ladydetemps
Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Weekend Warriors
Replies: 20
Views: 3223

Weekend Warriors

So I saw a trailer for Weekend Warriors on 'Yesterday' by chance http://yesterday.uktv.co.uk/shows/weekend-warriors/ I watched it. As someone who is a wannabe re-enactor (but can't find the right combo of era, location and authenticity to make it viable) it was interesting they showed behind the sce...
by ladydetemps
Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Kirtle advice and help
Replies: 0
Views: 771

Kirtle advice and help

So I've had a craving to make a tudor outfit since I bought a copy of tudor tailor and I think my skills are finally up to it. But I wondered if you could advise me on a few ideas I had... I like the 1520-1530's styles in particular. It was the henrican gowns that stood out at me. http://i1176.photo...
by ladydetemps
Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Working class lady - Clothing layers
Replies: 10
Views: 2627

Re: Working class lady - Clothing layers

ooh, just noticed I got two replies. :) Thanks for the info. Got the short gown finished and started on rejigging some 1990s mules into 18th century ones. http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/LDT2011/18th%20century%20stuff/DSCN5184_zpsf70d7b37.jpg I also had a go at a higher class outfit. http:/...
by ladydetemps
Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Working class lady - Clothing layers
Replies: 10
Views: 2627

Re: Working class lady - Clothing layers

finally finished my stays http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/LDT2011/18th%20century%20stuff/DSCN4669_zpscbb3b1e8.jpg http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/LDT2011/18th%20century%20stuff/DSCN4676_zps495d0e4a.jpg http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/LDT2011/18th%20century%20stuff/DSCN4689...
by ladydetemps
Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Circlet
Replies: 0
Views: 555

Circlet

Hi can anyone reccomend me a good tutorial on making a circlet. I've found several 'how to make a LOTR circlet' but nothing from a historical POV. I have some wire, pliers and metal 'leaf shapes'. But not quite sure how to put it all together. The cosplay ones have gaps at back and are pinned in wit...
by ladydetemps
Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Naval Spencer Jacket - help needed!
Replies: 5
Views: 1338

Re: Naval Spencer Jacket - help needed!

http://www.militarymetalwork.co.uk/products.php?cat=22 http://www.handembroideryshop.co.uk/acatalog/copy_of_Bias_and_Stand.html you can also get it elsewhere ebay etsy etc. Most is mylar these days. I managed to find two types of trim...and here's my bonnet http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co.u...
by ladydetemps
Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Naval Spencer Jacket - help needed!
Replies: 5
Views: 1338

Re: Naval Spencer Jacket - help needed!

And here is the finished article
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ladydetemps/15052667911/
I'm tempted to make a matching skirt for a 'riding habit' look.
by ladydetemps
Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Lunch?
Replies: 7
Views: 1153

Re: Lunch?

Oh and this is my 'concept' idea of the outfit.
http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co ... -idea.html
by ladydetemps
Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Lunch?
Replies: 7
Views: 1153

Re: Lunch?

I've got a 'saddle type' handbag (modern) do you think that would 'pass'? Its comicon but I do want to try and get close enough to historical so it doesn't look like cheap fancy dress.
by ladydetemps
Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Lunch?
Replies: 7
Views: 1153

Re: Lunch?

This is going to sound a random question. But if you were travelling or spending the whole day 'out' how would a lady carry her lunch? There is a reason for this question and you'll probably laugh at me. But I'm going to a comicon and its so expensive to buy food there I need to take a packed lunch...
by ladydetemps
Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Lunch?
Replies: 7
Views: 1153

Lunch?

This is going to sound a random question. But if you were travelling or spending the whole day 'out' how would a lady carry her lunch? There is a reason for this question and you'll probably laugh at me. But I'm going to a comicon and its so expensive to buy food there I need to take a packed lunch....
by ladydetemps
Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing projects
Replies: 105
Views: 23478

Re: Sewing projects

Made a spencer in 3-ish days
Image
by ladydetemps
Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Naval Spencer Jacket - help needed!
Replies: 5
Views: 1338

Re: Naval Spencer Jacket - help needed!

I'm making myself a spencer in blue velvet with a white lining and gold buttons. I want it to reflect a naval uniform. But I'm stuck on the gold braid. What type? How do I apply it and where? Should I pipe the jacket seams? I've been googling images but can't find a consistent style…was it a bit fr...
by ladydetemps
Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Naval Spencer Jacket - help needed!
Replies: 5
Views: 1338

Naval Spencer Jacket - help needed!

I'm making myself a spencer in blue velvet with a white lining and gold buttons. I want it to reflect a naval uniform. But I'm stuck on the gold braid. What type? How do I apply it and where? Should I pipe the jacket seams? I've been googling images but can't find a consistent style…was it a bit fre...
by ladydetemps
Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Natural Dyes?
Replies: 32
Views: 15079

Re: Natural Dyes?

I'd not substitute chemicals unless you are a chemist! s You've tasted my cooking then? ;) Order from a specialist: The Mulberry Dyer supplies Alum 500g for £6 (I didn't check postage details)- look in the mordants section at the very bottom of a long, long page http://www.mulberrydyer.co.uk/index....
by ladydetemps
Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Natural Dyes?
Replies: 32
Views: 15079

Re: Natural Dyes?

The Mulberry Dyer, indeedy yes. http://www.mulberrydyer.co.uk/ Housepoint to Gryffindor! Will have to look up that. According to boots you need a perscription for alum?! I did however find this http://www.boots.com/en/Spatone-Iron-Sachets-28-Ready-To-Drink-Sachets_4933/ Iron works as a mordant too ...
by ladydetemps
Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Natural Dyes?
Replies: 32
Views: 15079

Re: Natural Dyes?

thanks for the information. When you want to move forward to more complex natural dyes (see link below) and can't get to a reenactment market to source from traders [brain fartery] someone clever insert name of best known supplier here as I have forgotten [/brainfartery] , then this e-company will s...
by ladydetemps
Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Natural Dyes?
Replies: 32
Views: 15079

Re: Natural Dyes?

Details about Kentwell here . Best event is the June/July one as that is when the largest number of things are happening. Open to the public on the weekends. Oh, I actually got to Kentwell for the day on sunday. Loved it. Although I found it frustrating being a spectator I just wanted to throw on a...
by ladydetemps
Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Working class lady - Clothing layers
Replies: 10
Views: 2627

Re: Working class lady - Clothing layers

I thought you might like to see this http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/hsf-2014-challenge-10-art-18th-century.html I still need to make a 2nd petticoat (Was actually using my 1950's petticoat underneath) and make some stays. I wasn't sure if I should have worn stockings with my clog...
by ladydetemps
Wed May 21, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Aprons...
Replies: 2
Views: 842

Re: Aprons...

I spin standing, but I suspect if you're getting lots of whispy bits falling off its a combination of, a, you just need to improve your technique, and b, the fibre you're using isn't of the best quality. Often when begginers are given free fibres to practice on they're not of the best quality, and ...
by ladydetemps
Mon May 19, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Aprons...
Replies: 2
Views: 842

Aprons...

I was wondering when spinning in the past what kind of apron was used? Any particular fabric?
I'm fed of getting flyaway fibre all over my lap and want to know what the proper historical option was. :)
by ladydetemps
Fri May 02, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Drop Spindles
Replies: 6
Views: 1861

Re: Drop Spindles

Had a go at making my own too. Also being donated some free fleece.
by ladydetemps
Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Drop Spindles
Replies: 6
Views: 1861

Re: Drop Spindles

I decided to go for a beginner kit on etsy.
2nd attempt at spinning
Just to have a go...I know. I'm impatient. ;)
by ladydetemps
Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Jamaica Inn - BBC1
Replies: 2
Views: 868

Jamaica Inn - BBC1

Watched the first episode yesterday. Set in 1821. Struggled understanding the dialogue at first...had to turn the volume up. Its seems like an awfully muddy place...I hate to think of the laundry 'aunt patience' would have to do with maryellen(?) always getting muddy hems. Not convinced by the loose...
by ladydetemps
Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Drop Spindles
Replies: 6
Views: 1861

Drop Spindles

I wonder if you can advise me where to start. There seems to be a plethera of options and types.
I have vague recollection of a school trip (dressed as tudors) where we got to have a go with one. But its all pretty vague.
Do certain types suit certain eras?
by ladydetemps
Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Working class lady - Clothing layers
Replies: 10
Views: 2627

Re: Working class lady - Clothing layers

http://www.18cnewenglandlife.org/18cnel/women.html Is a good read, it is based upon the research from the US for about the 1780-90 period, but reading it and comparing it to pictures from military camps and the life in Yorkshire pictures below you can see the similarities http://www.maggieblanck.co...
by ladydetemps
Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Olden Days
Replies: 4
Views: 1109

Re: The Olden Days

There was a lot of people in historical costume at the beginning. Filmed at the Chalke Valley Literary Festival last year. Ian Hislop was very much in evidence on the Sunday, and even got a special VIP guest tour of the WW1 trench with all the bangs and flashes included... cool. looks like in inter...
by ladydetemps
Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: 18th century season?
Replies: 1
Views: 694

18th century season?

Anyone else see any of these programs. I managed to catch the one on Music. Which I found quite informative. And one about versailles...which was kind of a historical docudrama?
by ladydetemps
Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:58 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Working class lady - Clothing layers
Replies: 10
Views: 2627

Working class lady - Clothing layers

Hi so I'm having a go at making a lower class outfit (I have lots of posh regency frocks already). I have stays, 1 petticoat and a mantau de lit. Is there any other layers I need? I'm aiming for nearer the end of the 1700's, beginning of 1800s. For footwear I have my dancing clogs. ;)

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