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by myladyswardrobe
Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What is this Tudor hat called?
Replies: 18
Views: 3843

Re: What is this Tudor hat called?

Interesting image not seen that before. I assume its a Holbein? However, when was that particular/specific image done? Is it a later (as in post 16th century) copy of one in the 1530s? Many of Holbein's sketches get "coloured" in or "tidied" up during the 19th century and certain...
by myladyswardrobe
Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What is this Tudor hat called?
Replies: 18
Views: 3843

Re: What is this Tudor hat called?

"Round Bonnet" could be a good one. Or perhaps a "Ladies Early Tudor Bonnet"? The problem with Tudor hat styles is in period there are very few actual terms used (bonnet; cap; biggins; hat; hood) but these few are interchangeable between actual styles and indeed male/female/adult...
by myladyswardrobe
Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What is this Tudor hat called?
Replies: 18
Views: 3843

Re: What is this Tudor hat called?

I would call it a bonnet. As opposed to the more structured English or French Hood. However, I have no evidence to back that term up. Modern terminology would call it a beret because it looks like one. I think yours is a lovely example. I have a stiffer version which is "thinner" at its fr...
by myladyswardrobe
Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: washing in just water?
Replies: 14
Views: 2690

Re: washing in just water?

It's just B***cks to think that its "authentic medieval" by being dirty. Some people were dirty guttersnipes with rust stains around their cods, other's would have been as clean as a bent coppers whistle, just as is the case now. i'm sure that most people would have done their best to kee...
by myladyswardrobe
Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: C18th bling
Replies: 5
Views: 1022

Re: C18th bling

Now the foundations are set in my c18th wardrobe I need to add some bling. To start with- What sort of lace is acceptable for trimming cravats and stocks? Sheets, trim, lengths, none? .... Debate, discussion, suppliers, offers etc all welcome. Which bit of the 18th century are you talking about? On...
by myladyswardrobe
Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Living History: Tableaux or Presentation
Replies: 10
Views: 3033

Re: Living History: Tableaux or Presentation

I was surprised to see that the Limners station at Kentwell (from the DVD) is presented the way it is - that's what I'm trying to get away from. Um - the Kentwell DVD isn't really representative of what we all do when visitors are around. Have you visited Kentwell in person and seen the limners or ...
by myladyswardrobe
Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Dover Castle and my new dress!
Replies: 28
Views: 6361

Definitely hoping to visit, I'm hoping to get Vicky (in the red dress) to come too so we can visit Jenny, and of course all you other KWies. I'm very interested to see the Henrician face of Kentwell! :D You've only got this weekend to visit now. Hope to see you. Do visit the Seymour Household! All ...
by myladyswardrobe
Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Dover Castle and my new dress!
Replies: 28
Views: 6361

I finally mastered the turnbacks, Bess :wink: For some reason I read 'and my gable was being wooed'... :lol: I'm sure that with your ultra-sewing skills you'll still be among the best dressed - you know it's true! :D Definitely hoping to visit, I'm hoping to get Vicky (in the red dress) to come too...
by myladyswardrobe
Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:48 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Dover Castle and my new dress!
Replies: 28
Views: 6361

You all look lovely! Well done. The gown looks gorgeou now its complete. I've played Jane Seymour as well - on "Days that Shook the World - Anne Boleyn" episode. I was in my bronze gown with my gable and was being "wooed" by his Majesty! ;-) All the best Bess. (hopeing to get MY ...
by myladyswardrobe
Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown
Replies: 3
Views: 1012

Re: Tudor gown

Hi does anyone know a good shop online that sells tudor gowns? Ive been looking but stuggling to find one, particually a site in the uk. Thank you Isolde, Just to add to the other two comments, you really do need to think about why you want a Tudor period gown; will you be noble, gentry, middling o...
by myladyswardrobe
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Transitional hoods.
Replies: 41
Views: 7065

Well done. You look great!

May I let Sarah know? She will be tickled pink that a Kentwellie is using her theory of construction.

Bess.
by myladyswardrobe
Mon May 11, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: More Corsetry Creations
Replies: 4
Views: 1203

Re: More Corsetry Creations

Are there any corset-makers out there who can enlighten me as to the reason some stay busks are broad and flatter and others thin and more angular? I guess it depends whether you are Dawn French or Keira Knightley, so to speak. But which stay goes with whom? Joolz Nice busk! In terms of differences...
by myladyswardrobe
Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: doublets
Replies: 27
Views: 4054

Well ok you lot, what should a 1535 mens doublet be made from then? Fustian would be good but we know that wool was also used. For Kentwell purposes - use a good wool. As an alchemist you are not poor - may be not hugely wealthy but you can certainly afford good clothing made from good quality wool...
by myladyswardrobe
Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: silk
Replies: 10
Views: 1515

just as a point of random interest, I was standing at the train station the other day idly inspecting the weave of my scarf, which is one of those 25%silk/75%wool mix 'pashmina' lookalikes at the moment, and I was thinking how nice it might be as the lining for something. Does that soft, satiny wea...
by myladyswardrobe
Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Transitional hoods.
Replies: 41
Views: 7065

sorry to come back to the silk baron, but I think it is a good idea to get the matter sorted out of good. obviously I was not very happy to hear that although they advertise their silks as 100% people claim they are not so. I wrote to them, somehow angrily, I admit, and that's what I got in reply: ...
by myladyswardrobe
Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Transitional hoods.
Replies: 41
Views: 7065

That site ha given me something to ponder over. The main comment I would make is that the white bonnet is likely to have been of fine linen, not silk, in those days. So that it could be washed to get rid of the lice, dandruff and grease. After all they did not wash their hair every few days as we d...
by myladyswardrobe
Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Side lacing
Replies: 34
Views: 3470

Thanks for the link - nice picture/gown, but I prefer the plan front ones! I had a brain wave earlier, whilst pleating my kirtle skirt. I always put a box pleat in the front of any skirt, usually an inverted one. I noticed on my kirtle that an inverted box pleat hides the top few inches of the cent...
by myladyswardrobe
Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Transitional hoods.
Replies: 41
Views: 7065

That's the one - thanks Bess! (I umm accidently just spent half an hour looking through the rest of her projects. Doesn't time fly? :") ) But that's the pattern I'll be using for when I re-do my hood. She makes a convincing argument for that construction! Very easy to get lost on her website -...
by myladyswardrobe
Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Transitional hoods.
Replies: 41
Views: 7065

Thanks - I was using this as well - http://www.modehistorique.com/elizabethan/coif.html Though there's a better updated version too with downloadable patterns =D This one is really good! And she has added a newer version of her research: http://modehistorique.com/elizabethan/french_hood/french_hood...
by myladyswardrobe
Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Side lacing
Replies: 34
Views: 3470

Right the bodice bit makes sense (I can even sew how the placket is now attached!) One thing, the top of the placket is curved, does this straighten out a bit? Because my under kirtle is straight and will have a velvet trim around the neckline which will be on show. I'm still unsure on the skirt sl...
by myladyswardrobe
Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:03 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Side lacing
Replies: 34
Views: 3470

Oh good. No, I'm not having a split, but there arises another qu. - where the skirt meets with the laced part of the bodice, there is always a small slit in the skirt to make it easier to put the garment on - how do you conceal one at the front? Me and Lidi were trying to work out from looking at y...
by myladyswardrobe
Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Side lacing
Replies: 34
Views: 3470

Thanks Bess. I think I'll just go for a the simple length of fabric, much easier and quicker! I'll stick to the front laced gown too then - but can it simply be made like a kirtle and then sew on an seperated placket down one side? Or is there more to it? As for the hook and eyes problem, I never s...
by myladyswardrobe
Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Side lacing
Replies: 34
Views: 3470

I've looked at the pattern, but can't work out how it all goes together. Unless it's just a normal CF lacing kirtle with a seperate placket sewn down one side and hooked and eyed on the other? But then, I'm not the worlds best hook and eye sewer-oner :( Further to prev response - that's exactly how...
by myladyswardrobe
Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Side lacing
Replies: 34
Views: 3470

Ok, a few more questions. The skirt of the under-kirtle, is it best to have it simply as a length of fabric pleated, or to have it shaped/flared and then pleat it? If shaped/flared, would it be possible to use the same skirt pattern I used for my English gown (from Tudor Tailor) because the one for...
by myladyswardrobe
Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Transitional hoods.
Replies: 41
Views: 7065

oh dear - well, they do advertise as 100% and I asked about mine via ebay, and was assured it is 100%. mind you, the one I got from them is identical to genuine 100% black velvet ( like yours, from the 1920-30). havig said that, I got some of their samples and although my colour,crimson,black and a...
by myladyswardrobe
Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Transitional hoods.
Replies: 41
Views: 7065

Izabela Zebrowska wrote: www.silkbaron.com - fantasic silk velvets and taffetas, I placed the link in the links section earlier on You can get nice one from china occasionally - my kung fu has a double edge to it- martial arts and getting silk from Hong Kong! Silk Baron's velvet isn't 100% silk velv...
by myladyswardrobe
Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Side lacing
Replies: 34
Views: 3470

ah! Pink!!! VERY difficult to get a nice one in wool. Ive been looking for one too for a new working class frock.

Good luck!

Bess.
by myladyswardrobe
Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Side lacing
Replies: 34
Views: 3470

If its only 2 inches then thats no problem at all. Its quite authentic! Ah! Wool! Hmm - yes, its not the easiest of fabrics to find. Surprisingly enough! Especially suitable weight for a gentry costume. Good luck on that! I'm doing a hunt for my own wool too! I have something I can use but I don't t...
by myladyswardrobe
Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Side lacing
Replies: 34
Views: 3470

How big is the gap? If its a couple of inches or so, it will equalise on both sides well enough and this is the underkirtle so the overgown will cover it nicely anyway. Don't worry about it. It will be lovely. Your gown was gorgeous this year. If you are interested, I can scan in the detail of the p...

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