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by lidimy
Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Nebules.
Replies: 1
Views: 1231

Re: Nebules.

There are some pictures here, and a little information about them...

http://www.kats-hats.co.uk/nebule.shtml
by lidimy
Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Making 18th century fitted stockings.
Replies: 1
Views: 1181

Re: Making 18th century fitted stockings.

That's cool - never realised that they could be fitted rather than knitted, will have to have a go at some of those! thanks!
by lidimy
Mon May 16, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: 14th century ferrets
Replies: 15
Views: 5278

Re: 14th century ferrets

I wish I could recall better the precise details of the reference but I believe it was in the 15thC that two noblemen, representing the king in the marches, chose to go hunting in the park (or possibly chase?) next o the castle - they were reported to have returned without even a rabbit to show for ...
by lidimy
Mon May 16, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: 14th century ferrets
Replies: 15
Views: 5278

Re: 14th century ferrets

Hmm.... again going back to UEA, my lecturer suggested that only by the late 16th century would a guest at a feast feel a bit hard done by if he were presented with rabbit at the table... also London was many times over wealthier and larger than other cities in England, with more access presumably t...
by lidimy
Thu May 12, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mark Griffin and chums at Albuera - step rolling
Replies: 15
Views: 3603

Re: Mark Griffin and chums at Albuera - step rolling

Whoever that was giggling away has an amazing and infectious giggle....

was DEFINITELY prepared to avert my eyes at the critical moment though :silent:
by lidimy
Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: late 15th century short cloaks.
Replies: 13
Views: 4062

Re: late 15th century short cloaks.

Fear not, Frances.

Whatever Zac makes, he will make sure it is admired... :roll: :D
by lidimy
Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Veils
Replies: 12
Views: 4131

Re: Veils

What about silk organza? it's stiffer than chiffon though.

Though that said, I would interested to know whether silk organza would be suitable veiling material for this period anyway too anyway :D
by lidimy
Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Via Boemia 1st half of 14th century
Replies: 5
Views: 1861

Re: Via Boemia 1st half of 14th century

wooow... :D

narvek had sent me some pics of exceptionally good kit for my reference, I recognise some of the people in the pics on your website.... inspirational :D
by lidimy
Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:30 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Vainly me.
Replies: 46
Views: 9095

Re: Vainly me.

To be honest I think the quadriped variety are a bit more secure under the saddle!!
by lidimy
Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Vainly me.
Replies: 46
Views: 9095

Re: Vainly me.

Lydia? either a nice bit of detective work or you know too much... I'd love to be ground crew, actually I have about 5 years worth of riding experience but no stable management skills whatsoever. So I am a bit of a lost cause! do you just collect horses? :lol: thoroughbreds are beautiful horses but ...
by lidimy
Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Vainly me.
Replies: 46
Views: 9095

Re: Vainly me.

I'm a student and a moment in the saddle is expensive these days!

we like looking at your horses, you like talking about them, everyone's happy :D :D :D
by lidimy
Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Vainly me.
Replies: 46
Views: 9095

Re: Vainly me.

Oh gosh... drooling over my laptop now! What a GORGEOUS face he has! just melts! :$

and an Anglo-Arab. A true black? he's beauutiful :D

Miss Costello, right with you... itching to get back in the saddle now...
by lidimy
Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Vainly me.
Replies: 46
Views: 9095

Re: Vainly me.

:D :D :D :D :D road trip for horse petting? Yes please! Steenie you love your horse don't you? I think that comes through very clearly! My mum (German) is always amused by the weird breed combinations used in British riding. I hink TBx Clydesdale would be a good example! obviously in Germany they're...
by lidimy
Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Vainly me.
Replies: 46
Views: 9095

Re: Vainly me.

Terrifyingly close to taking you up on that offer :lol:

would you describe him as a hunter? he looks like a proper man's horse.
by lidimy
Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Vainly me.
Replies: 46
Views: 9095

Re: Vainly me.

Garr... what do you mean by parading all of your beeauuutiful horses around on here? :D :D :D

Don't make me come over there! (and pat your horses and kiss their noses. 'cos they'd hate that!)
by lidimy
Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Use of bents for stays
Replies: 17
Views: 3429

Re: Use of bents for stays

Would second Ian, he's fantastically knowledgeable and pretty sharp with responding to emails too! I am sure he would know where you could get supplies from, too.

Would this be any use at all?
http://www.venacavadesign.co.uk/Product ... tml?q=reed
by lidimy
Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Lining of hoods
Replies: 32
Views: 5919

Re: Lining of hoods

I left mine unlined - but then, I was fortunate enough to find the most perfect wool >ever< for making it. Interesting that hoods for men are a definite low status thing in the fifteenth centiry - I can think of at least one woman depicted teaming a liripiped red hood with a 'Burgundian' gown. There...
by lidimy
Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Another (nearly) completed outfit!
Replies: 15
Views: 4237

Re: Another (nearly) completed outfit!

Thank you :) The actual dress didn't take much to put together, the pattern I used from Janet Arnold was already pretty much in my size so the fitting process didn't take too long. Assembly too was fairly quick (though we are talking in hand sewing terms, mostly just at weekends). What took the long...
by lidimy
Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Another (nearly) completed outfit!
Replies: 15
Views: 4237

Re: Another (nearly) completed outfit!

Well you know that I think you should get on fb.... but not exclusively for that purpose obviously :lol:
by lidimy
Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Wedding chests I have done - including Kate Tilers
Replies: 10
Views: 3264

Re: Wedding chests I have done - including Kate Tilers

You know what it's like these days Lucy, men are only after one thing! :roll: :lol:

(joking aside, I'm running out of space in the wicker chest I currently use to hoard fabric & kit!! and those chests are gorgeous :D)
by lidimy
Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: double checking kirtle pattern before hand sewing!
Replies: 9
Views: 2688

Re: double checking kirtle pattern before hand sewing!

Was witholding because there are people on here who know far more than me on the period, but a few questions I would ask before they find this thread: where exactly do the seams of the side panels lie? also are you side lacing it or front lacing? what shape neckline? will you be wearing anything ove...
by lidimy
Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Wedding chests I have done - including Kate Tilers
Replies: 10
Views: 3264

Re: Wedding chests I have done - including Kate Tilers

are we allowed one before we're married? like a dowry chest? :D :shh:
by lidimy
Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Another (nearly) completed outfit!
Replies: 15
Views: 4237

Re: Another (nearly) completed outfit!

Thank you everyone! :D you can see a backview here too (from before it was finished) http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs325.ash1/28393_411451941656_601346656_4735841_2655399_n.jpg Steve it is dreadfully middling isn't it! it looked really quite plain before I had made the sleeves, they li...
by lidimy
Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Another (nearly) completed outfit!
Replies: 15
Views: 4237

Another (nearly) completed outfit!

Big grins :D :D I've been working on this outfit for a long time! Based on a pattern from Janet Arnold which I then altered a bit as I decided I didn't like the highneck&collar variety! I made it to wear in my early dance group, so I could be a lot more flexible with fabrics - hence poly satin s...
by lidimy
Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: a fashionable early 14th-century shape.
Replies: 32
Views: 6394

Re: a fashionable early 14th-century shape.

Thanks Colin! :D presumably the wide part extends to cover the elbow? or does it begin to taper in just before?
by lidimy
Sat Dec 25, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: a fashionable early 14th-century shape.
Replies: 32
Views: 6394

Re: a fashionable early 14th-century shape.

Is there a period in history you have not yet made a costume for? I like to cover all bases... :angel: Colin, I guess what I mean by 'actual panels' is anything non-triangular shaped aside from the main front and back bits! :? I'll definitely have a few practice runs at buttons. It's hard to tell f...
by lidimy
Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: a fashionable early 14th-century shape.
Replies: 32
Views: 6394

Re: a fashionable early 14th-century shape.

Looking at the video Lena posted it doesn't look *too* tricky, I'll just have a few practice runs! I've always wanted long rows of buttons... :D Do you think that the pattern difference between just gores, and actual panels, is also a status difference...? or are the amount of fabric in the hem, and...
by lidimy
Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: a fashionable early 14th-century shape.
Replies: 32
Views: 6394

Re: a fashionable early 14th-century shape.

Cutting on a bias? Lady C that's practically heretical :roll: :D thing is - those clingy hollywood 'medieval' dresses do always drape beautifully!! :shifty: I managed to get hold of some nice pics of the MoL button finds - they look a bit tricky to make!! did they use wooden button cores at all? Eit...
by lidimy
Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: a fashionable early 14th-century shape.
Replies: 32
Views: 6394

Re: a fashionable early 14th-century shape.

Thanks Colin! I have never used gores before so it's good to know there is more than one option. I am intrigued about grafting the gores in under the arm but am worried that this might make it all a bit roomy around the chest... :roll: I guess this also depends upon the width of the main stretch of ...
by lidimy
Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: a fashionable early 14th-century shape.
Replies: 32
Views: 6394

Re: a fashionable early 14th-century shape.

Thanks again Lena! certainly looks useful...

this garment - http://www.personal.utulsa.edu/~marc-ca ... gitta.html - looks interesting witht the way it has little v-inserts at around knee height - would correspond to the wine decanter shape that Lady C mentioned?

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