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by Annis
Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: History Blogs?
Replies: 19
Views: 6920

Re: History Blogs?

I have a sewing blog for all my costuming stuff:
http://www.the-sewing-box.blogspot.com/
by Annis
Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:35 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 4and20blackbirds at Blickling Hall (1)
Replies: 1
Views: 1839

Re: 4and20blackbirds at Blickling Hall (1)

A fantastic spread which was extremely delicious. Thankyou!
:D
by Annis
Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:32 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Good Heavens, how undignified . . .
Replies: 2
Views: 2259

Re: Good Heavens, how undignified . . .

Love it! :D
by Annis
Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Taming the fabric stash?
Replies: 24
Views: 3459

Re: Taming the fabric stash?

My bedroom is full of plastic tubs. Some are filled with general bits and pieces, some with craft related stuff, another with Tudor accoutrements and then there are tubs for: - modern fabric used for modern things - cotton/linen fabric - wool fabric - Tudor gentry fabric Even those aren't neat insid...
by Annis
Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: York City Levy - C15th in Yorkshire & North East England
Replies: 4
Views: 2752

Re: York City Levy - C15th in Yorkshire & North East England

I saw them at Richmond Catle in August and thought they were brilliant :D
by Annis
Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Groups near (ish) Essex?
Replies: 8
Views: 2277

Re: Groups near (ish) Essex?

Hi Catleigh, Kentwell covers the whole of the C16th. Every year is different depending on what Tudor year is chosen :)
by Annis
Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hand-made stays
Replies: 10
Views: 2401

Re: Hand-made stays

Thanks :D

That cap was annoying, it didn't sit right at all!
by Annis
Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hand-made stays
Replies: 10
Views: 2401

Re: Hand-made stays

Here you go Lucy.

Image

And one with my pockets too.

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by Annis
Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hand-made stays
Replies: 10
Views: 2401

Re: Hand-made stays

Ha ha, thanks! Alas, pillows don't have boobs or bones (bit freaky if they did) so not a true representation of how they acutally fit. No, not shy at all, just that at the time I had to fix the busk and I wanted to finish off my smock before those sort of photos, it will come in due course :wink:
by Annis
Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hand-made stays
Replies: 10
Views: 2401

Re: Hand-made stays

So would I!
by Annis
Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hand-made stays
Replies: 10
Views: 2401

Hand-made stays

I just thought I'd share with you my recent accomplishment of a pair of C18th stays. These stays are completely and entirely hand sewn and took 2 months, 2 weeks and 1 day to make (with several days of not doing sewing at all due to events and lazyness), oh, and the help of Lidimy for the patterning...
by Annis
Tue May 25, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Mrs F's new stays
Replies: 22
Views: 3645

Re: Mrs F's new stays

Drop-dead gorgeous! :D
by Annis
Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: mastercrafts, BBC2 Friday 9pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1391

Re: mastercrafts, BBC2 Friday 9pm

Watched the thatching one last night and enjoyed it.

I got excited when he said something that I covered in my reading this week, but that's because I'm sad. :)
by Annis
Wed Nov 25, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: wtd dried egg powder
Replies: 6
Views: 4140

Re: wtd dried egg powder

Have found dried egg powder in 'Weigh and Save' shops. Well, I saw some in the store in Lowestoft and I assume the other stores have it too.
by Annis
Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pattern help!
Replies: 14
Views: 3253

Re: Pattern help!

If it is baggy at the back, nip in the two back seams at the waist. It is a small quick alteration and produces a better effect than dragging your lacing tighter which will cause rucking in the lacing run in wear. Will do :) Jenny, you going to lace it both sides then? Yus. I find it looks more even.
by Annis
Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pattern help!
Replies: 14
Views: 3253

Re: Pattern help!

Right. Assignment put aside. Patterns adjusted as recommended and pieces cut out. And only JUST enough fabric for full length sleeves.

The result?...

It fits PERFECTLY!! A little baggy at the back, but that can be adjusted when the eyelets are put in at either side :D


Thanks for all the help!
by Annis
Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pattern help!
Replies: 14
Views: 3253

Re: Pattern help!

Yeah, we have a couple at home. But I have spotted my housemates steel one so I may have to borrow it...again!
by Annis
Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pattern help!
Replies: 14
Views: 3253

Re: Pattern help!

Thanks Alice. I hope to crack on with it soon then :)

I need the gown for 29th Dec, but have 6 assignments to contend with before then :worried:
by Annis
Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pattern help!
Replies: 14
Views: 3253

Re: Pattern help!

Thanks for the help :D It IS very tempting to do the quick method seeing as when all the calculations are made, a silly tiny bit it being added onto each pattern, but knowing me it will go horribly wrong! So I'll do the proper method. I've a 6 panel kirtle - 1 back piece, a front and 2 side pieces e...
by Annis
Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pattern help!
Replies: 14
Views: 3253

Pattern help!

Hi,

Having mental problems here. I've got a pattern from my medieval kirtle, BUT I want to use the same pattern for an overgown. However I need to increase it around the bust, waist and hips so it would fit over the kirtle, but I don't know where on the pattern to increase it :( Help!

Thanks
Annis
by Annis
Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Women in England 1500-1760: A Social History
Replies: 0
Views: 869

Women in England 1500-1760: A Social History

By Anne Laurence. (I don't think anyone has posted this before, well certainly not in last 3 pages in this category) One of the many books I got in a box for Christmas, which I got round to reading earlier in the summer as I have a module coming up on 'Gender since 1500'. Topic covers everything fro...
by Annis
Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:57 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW2 Civilian groups
Replies: 6
Views: 3129

Thanks Miss. C!
by Annis
Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW2 Civilian groups
Replies: 6
Views: 3129

Thanks John, I did look on that forum under the unit section, but didn't really think to actually ask.

Shortie, what group are you with?


Thanks
Annis
by Annis
Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:13 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW2 Civilian groups
Replies: 6
Views: 3129

WW2 Civilian groups

Hi, Just doing a bit of research really, but anyway, my parents were on holiday in North Yorkshire over the weekend and went to see the Wensleydale Railway 1940s event and my dad, apparently, loved it and is now thinking of doing WW2 events (more than he wants to do Tudor). However, he's not interes...
by Annis
Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Dover Castle and my new dress!
Replies: 28
Views: 6175

lidimy wrote:(to warmer climes).


Warmer? WARMER??!! You try wearing 4 layers (2 of which are wool) in the heat we've been having for nigh on three weeks now! Grrr!
by Annis
Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:12 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Transitional hoods.
Replies: 41
Views: 6759

Thanks :)
by Annis
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Transitional hoods.
Replies: 41
Views: 6759

Yeah, sure!
by Annis
Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Transitional hoods.
Replies: 41
Views: 6759

This one is really good! And she has added a newer version of her research: http://modehistorique.com/elizabethan/french_hood/french_hoods.html Bess. I know this thread has kind of been dead and gone for some time now, but I just thought I would say that I have used the above website for my French ...
by Annis
Fri May 29, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Medieval Dances
Replies: 6
Views: 4121

The Eschewynge of Ydlenesse by Misericordia and Gaita. A CD with an accompanying dance book: http://www.gaita.co.uk/cd.html
by Annis
Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Royal Armouries Joust of Honour footage
Replies: 6
Views: 1590

Brilliant! Loving the slow motion :D

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