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by Aitken Drum
Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Anyone know what these are?
Replies: 2
Views: 800

Re: Anyone know what these are?

Thank you! :thumbup: :thumbup: x
by Aitken Drum
Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Anyone know what these are?
Replies: 2
Views: 800

Anyone know what these are?

Hello Have been sorting out the effects of my late Grandma bless her, and among a lot of old table linens and embroidery were these 2 items of clothing. In order to sell or research them I first have to know what they are and from what period... can anyone help me? They are both sleeveless with a ne...
by Aitken Drum
Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Re-enactment groups in Nottingham.
Replies: 6
Views: 4171

Re: Re-enactment groups in Nottingham.

Bad Viking wrote:That is last years page -- is there another for this year ?


'Sherwood Through the Ages' is confirmed for October 1st & 2nd - fingers crossed for great weather :) but cant seem to get onto the Eventplan website....
by Aitken Drum
Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:17 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: 18th century 'folk' songs
Replies: 7
Views: 4213

Re: 18th century 'folk' songs

Following a slightly p*ssed but rather wonderful singing session at Avoncroft, I have managed to find the middle English lyrics to 'I had a sustre...' (modernised as 'Peri meri dixie domine'), but not the tune. I also can't find the Savile company monk-type singing bloke who I meant to swap details...
by Aitken Drum
Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval 'style' wedding dress
Replies: 7
Views: 1932

Re: Medieval 'style' wedding dress

Thanks everyone, you've been more than helpful :D x
by Aitken Drum
Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval 'style' wedding dress
Replies: 7
Views: 1932

Medieval 'style' wedding dress

Hellooooo - we do 15thC, and my cousin has approached me asking where she might buy a medieval 'style' wedding dress - but not from the high street cos they cost a silly fortune. She doesn't want authentic cos that would be boring lol.... so she is after the long sleeves fairy tale renfayre stuff i ...
by Aitken Drum
Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Horrible Histories II
Replies: 6
Views: 2247

Absolutely love Horrible Histories, its hilarious! :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUBPqCa-tiE&NR=1

Does this mean I have the mental age of a 10 year old though.. :?
by Aitken Drum
Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:42 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Medieval Sheet Music
Replies: 5
Views: 2388

Hi Tink!

I've found these websites useful in the past:-

http://crab.rutgers.edu/~pbutler/music.html

http://www.ostgardr.org/music/

http://sca.uwaterloo.ca/Hendricks/

Good luck, hope it helps :)

Ake x
by Aitken Drum
Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: pins and needles, needles and pins
Replies: 3
Views: 966

oooh thanks thats really interesting... :)
by Aitken Drum
Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: pins and needles, needles and pins
Replies: 3
Views: 966

pins and needles, needles and pins

Hello. :) I fancy having a go at making me own pins and needles 15th century style. I have the MoL Dress Accessories book and a few others to boot, and I can see what they look like and they kind of describe their construction, but how do I find out how to actually make them? Is there a lovely websi...
by Aitken Drum
Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: help with a trading name
Replies: 9
Views: 1842

:o ooooooooohhh I've bloomin well gone and won!! :D Unfortunately I won't be at Cliveden (bit too far away) but will certainly be at Blore if you're going there.... if not I will most definitely introduce myself to you if our paths ever cross at a market etc.... And, being a girl, I am sooo looking ...
by Aitken Drum
Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: help with a trading name
Replies: 9
Views: 1842

Ok here's my two penneth.. how about...

'Prior Attire' :D

I think its self explanatory and it rhymes to boot! (well it does with a northern accent!) ...
by Aitken Drum
Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pleating a sleeve for a 15th C doublet
Replies: 15
Views: 2783

Hello everyone.... :oops: ya know what?... in the end I just made a plain sleeve... :oops:

But it looks bl@@dy brilliant! I'm sure I can use all your advice in the future when I make posher clothes. Ta very much :D
by Aitken Drum
Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:18 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pleating a sleeve for a 15th C doublet
Replies: 15
Views: 2783

Ooooh lots of help, thanks everyone! Have finished sewing the body tonight so I can now concentrate on the sleeve. I'll let you know how it all goes, but don't hold yer breath!

Ake x
by Aitken Drum
Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:09 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pleating a sleeve for a 15th C doublet
Replies: 15
Views: 2783

Hi Seamsmistress, thanks for replying so quickly! Yes, that fellow on page 98/99 is rather dandy isn't he? :D We are definately not upper crust though - rather we are part of a 15thC household. Does this mean I don't have to do pleats!? - just that having looked at a few examples they have all actua...
by Aitken Drum
Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pleating a sleeve for a 15th C doublet
Replies: 15
Views: 2783

Pleating a sleeve for a 15th C doublet

Hello yes it's me again... wouldn't ya know it.... :roll: Currently hand sewing 15thC doublet for hubby, but my brain is already thinking about fitting the sleeve before I've finished the body! Have sleeve block sorted and tested so I know it fits perfectly, but I wondered how one went about allowin...
by Aitken Drum
Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:13 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval Childrens Hats?
Replies: 7
Views: 1321

Thanks once again everyone for your excellent advice. I have decided I will not make bigger coifs for the boys, but shall venture into an area hitherto unknown by mygoodself - the area that is medieval hat-making. Honestly!... i try and wheedle me way out of work and I just make meself more!! Can't ...
by Aitken Drum
Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:26 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval Childrens Hats?
Replies: 7
Views: 1321

Medieval Childrens Hats?

Hello and Happy New Year everyone.... just a quickie... might sound a bit silly... but did kids wear hats as adults did in the 15thC ? ... particularly WoTR? Got 2 little boys (4 and 7) who might get fed up of their coifs and wondered if there was an alternative.... OK I'll come clean...actually I'm...
by Aitken Drum
Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Getting mad with my lucet! grrrr...
Replies: 18
Views: 3485

Finally.... finally.... after many stops and starts... I have finally got the hang of lucetting!! hurrah!!

Thanks everyone for your great help and advice, especially Lucy the Tudor and your fantastic instructions - cheers! :D

Merry Christmas everyone :D
by Aitken Drum
Mon Dec 17, 2007 2:43 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Getting mad with my lucet! grrrr...
Replies: 18
Views: 3485

Oh great I can do finger weaving but will have a gander in the MTA to brush up me skills. I used to finger weave as a kid, making 'ladders for the spiders to climb up'! :?

Thanks everyone - you're ever so helpful :D

Merry Christmas!!
by Aitken Drum
Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:15 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Getting mad with my lucet! grrrr...
Replies: 18
Views: 3485

Thanks very much everyone, some great links - cheers. :D I will abandon using the linen thread, it is proving to be a pig.

And I shouldn't have cut my fingernails the other day - I just knew I would need them for something. :? tut.
by Aitken Drum
Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:41 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Getting mad with my lucet! grrrr...
Replies: 18
Views: 3485

Getting mad with my lucet! grrrr...

Please please somebody please I am begging you .... help me with my lucet work... I am trying desperately to make cord with a wooden lucet that came with no instructions. :roll: I have trawled the internet and have followed many many different instructions, and what seems a comparatively easy proces...
by Aitken Drum
Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:11 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: need a thimble!
Replies: 13
Views: 1657

What brilliant tips!... thanks very much everyone. :D Firstly I shall try the 'plaster on finger' method - such a simple solution and yet I never would have thought of it! Cheers Handbag! I have also printed off the pattern for that leather thimble Calendula, and will ask hubby to sew me a thin one ...
by Aitken Drum
Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:03 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: need a thimble!
Replies: 13
Views: 1657

need a thimble!

Hello :D I am very patiently hand sewing the seams on my 15thC kirtle at the moment, but good lord!, the tip of my middle finger on my right hand is really getting quite sore. This is the finger I push the needle through with. I need a super duper thimble! I have tried using a traditional metal thim...
by Aitken Drum
Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 17th century soldiers coat pattern
Replies: 5
Views: 1237

Scroll down to the bottom of the page. Might be of interest to you, but the drawing is really quite naff. And complicated. And you can't really see the measurements. Don't know if I should even post this, but what the hey!! I've got nothing to lose... :D http://www.kismeta.com/diGrasse/Hampden.htm
by Aitken Drum
Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:45 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: £33?
Replies: 44
Views: 4378

ohhh alright, you've twisted my arm... I'm buying The Tudor Tailor!!! :P
by Aitken Drum
Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:26 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: £33?
Replies: 44
Views: 4378

Thanks Sophia I'll try braiding my hair Princess Leah style! :D Just out of interest how do you wear your headcloth? I know some members of my group wear a muslin/linen wrapped round and twisted/coiled and secured but it seems quite fiddly. How would I go about making and wearing one in an authentic...
by Aitken Drum
Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:55 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: £33?
Replies: 44
Views: 4378

I agree! That is exactly how I made mine!...weeiiirrd... Yeh I made the tie pieces just carry on from the back of the head straight down - I just didn't get why I needed them to be at an angle. It was just a mass of material and seams at the back and quite messy using the original pattern... or mayb...
by Aitken Drum
Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: £33?
Replies: 44
Views: 4378

I made the coif at the bottom of page 199, and I must say it was most awkward. I just couldnt seem to get it right at the back where A meets B. I have a lot of hair I wondered if that might be the problem. I gave up after 2 attempts it just looked ridiculous. I wanted it to look like the line drawin...
by Aitken Drum
Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Where to get items that give structure to stays, bodices etc
Replies: 84
Views: 7797

:lol: I love the way you re-worded your post subject :lol:

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