Search found 15 matches

by Lucy Cassidy
Sun Jul 30, 2006 3:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Crimes against Authenticity
Replies: 116
Views: 13771

I've just gone back through the photos again (felt the need for a giggle) and I just love the comments. Please add more!! Particularly liked the one where someone who knew the perpetrators jumped in to defend them. Heraldis, I think you should definitely do this every year, and maybe over time peopl...
by Lucy Cassidy
Tue Jul 18, 2006 3:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Crimes against Authenticity
Replies: 116
Views: 13771

Here's a thought: next time, could someone set up a stall demonstrating the various ways of wrapping/covering the hair? It could offer a free "makeover" or "styling session" with every purchase to ensure they put them on properly: It could provide a range of reasonable headcoverings, and perhaps som...
by Lucy Cassidy
Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How to move in period clothing
Replies: 65
Views: 7065

Marcus, you are a strange and wonderful person!

May the wind always whistle up your braes. (And your wife's bras!)

Lucy
Accidental Hijacker of serious and useful thread.
by Lucy Cassidy
Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:05 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How to move in period clothing
Replies: 65
Views: 7065

Hi Marcus, I wouldn't say that authenti-undies are the be-all and end-all, it's just that bras contribute to the "spoiling" of a good costume, and for many women, giving up the bra can be the turning point between standing around looking awkward in fancy dress, and just being a real person in period...
by Lucy Cassidy
Sat Jun 24, 2006 5:35 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How to move in period clothing
Replies: 65
Views: 7065

HI Nix, here are my comments, for what they are worth: Worst crime in my opinion: hands in pockets. My "period" was C17th, and breeches should not (in my opinion) have pockets let into the side seams, for the simple reason that people then stick their hands in them, and it looks so modern. Next wors...
by Lucy Cassidy
Thu Mar 23, 2006 5:54 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: You Want How Much ? !!!
Replies: 107
Views: 18765

Hi Dawn, Kind of you to reply: and guess what, you are one of the ones I very much had in mind when describing us as "FANTASTIC!" as your stuff is (in my opinon) superb, and your website shows how it can be done. (have you had time to check out indiequarter.com, I feel sure that they'd love to showc...
by Lucy Cassidy
Thu Mar 23, 2006 12:43 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: You Want How Much ? !!!
Replies: 107
Views: 18765

Hi Kate, Hi everyone: I gave this a lot of thought overnight, and this morning (while running up a shirt: I kept a note of my times, it took five and a half hours. Material costs £14.50: 4yds white lawn @ £3/yd plus £2.50 for findings. And I sell them for £45.......)( sorry, for JUST £45!) and I dug...
by Lucy Cassidy
Wed Mar 22, 2006 8:11 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: You Want How Much ? !!!
Replies: 107
Views: 18765

Hi Folks, I'll add my two-pennorth to the original post: if someone could come up with a way of getting across that message "our time costs money" then I would jump up and down with glee. 25 years ago, in a previous incarnation, I was one of the earliest costume suppliers in ECW re-enactment. Usual ...
by Lucy Cassidy
Wed Nov 30, 2005 6:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Horse Tack
Replies: 17
Views: 3461

He/she (can't tell from here) looks just like Pollyanna from Wilf's place in Wales, aaah, happy days. I just love 'em hairy and heavy, can't be doing with these delicate nervous highly-bred TBs. My riding days are over, but if they weren't, I'd be fighting for a chance to ride your boy! (or girl!) :...
by Lucy Cassidy
Tue Nov 29, 2005 7:09 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Horse Tack
Replies: 17
Views: 3461

What a gorgous horse you have! (Er, I assume that's not a self-portrait?)
by Lucy Cassidy
Tue Nov 01, 2005 7:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Linen Thread - advice needed, please!
Replies: 22
Views: 5258

Firstly, thank you SO much, all of you who have responded. This kindness to a complete stranger is so welcome, and I am very grateful. Auntiedom has sorted me out with a reel of her "spare" linen thread, so that will get me going (phew!) and I've made a careful note of all the other sources mentione...
by Lucy Cassidy
Sun Oct 30, 2005 2:25 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Linen Thread - advice needed, please!
Replies: 22
Views: 5258

Auntiedom (Auntie Dom?) you are a sweetheart, yes please let me know what the "size" or identifying criteria of the thread is. And I may well be interested in buying a spool, as I'm really keen to get on with these shirts! Many thanks for the link, too - what a great site! I love the Valley programm...
by Lucy Cassidy
Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:22 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Linen Thread - advice needed, please!
Replies: 22
Views: 5258

Hi "Scraggles" (bad hair day?) Yup, that's really helpful! I can't get to traders thingies, I can only work mail order, so that doesn't help.... but I'm encouraged to hear that suitable linen thread does indeed exist. "it fits my needles" harumph. *sighs heavily and goes to put the kettle on. Mmmph!...
by Lucy Cassidy
Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:11 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Linen Thread - advice needed, please!
Replies: 22
Views: 5258

Hi Paul, many thanks for taking the time to respond! Hmm, so Kentwell now accepts linen clothing sewn with cotton thread, do they? *pulling humorous face with one eyebrow raised* Maybe I'll do the same, and just use good old Sylko. Does anyone know if there is a shrinkage problem with linen-fabric-c...
by Lucy Cassidy
Fri Oct 28, 2005 10:26 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Linen Thread - advice needed, please!
Replies: 22
Views: 5258

Linen Thread - advice needed, please!

I'm making linen shirts, and I'm having trouble getting the right thread. What size of thread should I need? I did some research on thread sizes, decided 16/3 would be about right, and it's somewhat too thick (it's like string!!), so what "size" should I be looking for? Also, should it be waxed, or ...

Go to advanced search