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by lillicat23
Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Parti coloured kirtle in WOTR. Yes or no?
Replies: 22
Views: 6688

Re: Parti coloured kirtle in WOTR. Yes or no?

Highly recommend that book, I've spent months muddling along trying to cobble together what constitutes the right type of kit, and this book not only pulls all of that together but gives you all the information needed in order to get an authentically made outfit. The instructions are incredibly simp...
by lillicat23
Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:41 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Parti coloured kirtle in WOTR. Yes or no?
Replies: 22
Views: 6688

Re: Parti coloured kirtle in WOTR. Yes or no?

I've often thought this myself - sometimes I have pieces of material left that just aren't big enough.
I've looked at paintings to see if anything was like this but have yet to find anything - have you considered making additional sleeves to pin on instead?
by lillicat23
Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:30 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Leather Costume course :D
Replies: 7
Views: 2538

Re: Leather Costume course :D

I'd be interested depending on the content of the course, and of course the cost.
Crafting courses these days are few and far between so am happy to travel - Leeds is pretty central and easy to get to from most locations.
by lillicat23
Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:24 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Embroidery
Replies: 8
Views: 3331

Re: Embroidery

Thankyou :)
by lillicat23
Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Embroidery
Replies: 8
Views: 3331

Embroidery

I'm making some kit for 1066-1150 period and I'd like to decorate my dresses a little. When I was involved in Viking Re-enactment there was a lot of celtic knotwork embroidered on clothes, but I'm not familiar with anything from a later period. A lot of the pictures I've looked at don't show embroid...
by lillicat23
Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What does the public see?
Replies: 37
Views: 7532

Re: What does the public see?

I couldn't afford authentic shoes so as most newbies did, went barefoot. That's just as inauthentic as wearing doc martens
by lillicat23
Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:29 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What does the public see?
Replies: 37
Views: 7532

Re: What does the public see?

When I first started re-enactment it was with the Vikings. I joined a group, trained, made a lot of effort getting the right kit and ensuring it was authentic. I turned up at a show with my group and got a dressing down from one of the organisers for having blonde streaks in my hair and was made to ...
by lillicat23
Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:05 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The British
Replies: 11
Views: 4250

Re: The British

it was interesting, but glossed over so much. An hour's programme covered hundreds of years. Would have been nice to see more of the history involved. And not sure why we had soundbites from actors. That seemed a bit bizarre.
by lillicat23
Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:55 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: 13th Century food & cooking
Replies: 8
Views: 5522

Re: 13th Century food & cooking

This is something I've been looking into lately. Most recipe books online aren't that specific about periods, so i've just ended up cobbling dishes together as best I can.
by lillicat23
Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:12 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Newbie Help
Replies: 16
Views: 4163

Re: Newbie Help

Brill, thanks Jackie - you're only down the road so I shall be putting in the overtime at work and coming to spend up a storm soon. Made some trousers today, the local material shop had an epic sale so I got a few linen remnants quite cheap and managed to put them together without a pattern and made...
by lillicat23
Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Newbie Help
Replies: 16
Views: 4163

Re: Newbie Help

Thank you very much for the PMs - I'm going to be sewing like the clappers this weekend. Think it'll be more trial and error than anything! Is there a forum link to people who sell re-enactment clothes? I'd like to buy one or two pieces every so often, particularly the ones that are more complicated...
by lillicat23
Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Newbie Help
Replies: 16
Views: 4163

Re: Newbie Help

thanks for the responses :) The group isn't hugely concerned with period appropriate clothing - as long as it's C11 to C14 it's pretty much accepted. Ideally I'd like to have a few pieces from different time periods in that stretch so I could look a little more authentic. And I'm a big lass - I thin...
by lillicat23
Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Newbie Help
Replies: 16
Views: 4163

Newbie Help

Afternoon :D I'm hoping someone can help with a couple of patterns? I've just started up with an early medieval group and am making my first kit. As much as I'd love to buy everything new, I can't afford it. Does anyone have any links to patterns for cloaks and pouches? I've found a very basic dress...

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