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by MojosBigStick
Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Velvet Mildew spots
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Velvet Mildew spots

A neighbour has asked me to re-fit his cotton-velvet britches, but they've got light coloured mildew spots on. Any ideas how to get them out? I don't know a reliable dry-cleaner when it comes to costumes.

Also, is anyone selling fancy aglets at the moment? I can't find them anywhere.

Thanks.
by MojosBigStick
Fri May 24, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Parti coloured kirtle in WOTR. Yes or no?
Replies: 22
Views: 5758

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

Thank you, now I can use up some of the smaller pieces.

Thanks again.
by MojosBigStick
Wed May 22, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Parti coloured kirtle in WOTR. Yes or no?
Replies: 22
Views: 5758

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

Thanks, I've contacted Kay about getting some more pins. But drat, why did my friend have to ask now for oversleeves!

Quick thought, could these be a different colour if she wanted them so?

Thanks
by MojosBigStick
Wed May 22, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Parti coloured kirtle in WOTR. Yes or no?
Replies: 22
Views: 5758

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

Hi Aliceet al, Sorry to be a bother but I'm looking for one more piece of advice. I now need to add long sleeves to the kirtle(!). I thought I might make them as seperate sleeves that attach, as I think that's authentic. Can I attach them with points? I've seen pins used for women's sleeves, but I k...
by MojosBigStick
Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Parti coloured kirtle in WOTR. Yes or no?
Replies: 22
Views: 5758

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

I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for their generous help and advice. I went with Dave Rusworth 8 panel princess line dress in the end, as I'd made my toile to that pattern, and my friend lives 300 miles away so I can't easily make another. But I'm leaving out the gores as recommended. Thanks ...
by MojosBigStick
Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Parti coloured kirtle in WOTR. Yes or no?
Replies: 22
Views: 5758

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

Thank you all for all your advice, I really appreciate you taking the time to reply. I still haven't cut the pieces, as now I'm a little afraid to! I had no idea that gores were 'out'. The old pattern book I'm using is by a 'D Rushworth', which I picked up at Blackbird Leys many years ago. Cutting t...
by MojosBigStick
Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Parti coloured kirtle in WOTR. Yes or no?
Replies: 22
Views: 5758

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

Thanks Alice, for all the advice. I knew that was probably the answer, but I had to ask greater minds than mind. I've tried jiggly round the pieces, squaring off the main panels and making more, smaller, gores. Does that sound right? It's helped, it's a lot closer, but still not quite there. What's ...
by MojosBigStick
Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Parti coloured kirtle in WOTR. Yes or no?
Replies: 22
Views: 5758

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

You're right about the gores, that just looks odd, but I've enough pieces for gores and sleeves to match the dress. I'll examine the Larsdatter website again, but it seems to be 14thC so far. I think I may have to bite the bullet and save up for some new wool.
by MojosBigStick
Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Parti coloured kirtle in WOTR. Yes or no?
Replies: 22
Views: 5758

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

Thanks, but the sleeves aren't the problem, I've got some medium sized pieces for them, which will also cover the gores. It's the main panels of the dress that don't quite fit in what I have (grrr!). Do you know of any other sources I could check, or advice places I could ask?

Thanks
by MojosBigStick
Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Parti coloured kirtle in WOTR. Yes or no?
Replies: 22
Views: 5758

Parti coloured kirtle in WOTR. Yes or no?

I need to make a new 8-panel kirtle, and have two large pieces of wool, but each one is not quite big enough for a whole kirtle. What do people think of a parti-coloured kirtle in the late 15thC? I know they were around in the 14thC, but is WOTR too late? Would it make any difference if was mi-parti...

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