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by lidimy
Thu Nov 02, 2006 8:13 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Tudor Housewife
Replies: 18
Views: 4545

The Tudor Housewife

I havent read the book, but i saw it and wondered if anyone here had read it - its by Alison Sim, i only had a chance to flick through it quickly and take the author and title down but it was enough to interest me. is it worth buying?

lidi :)
by lidimy
Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

thanks for the emphasis on this point :D

the thing is, im scared of making them so tight that the bodice will ride up and wont be a low enough neckline. how short do you suggest making the straps?

lidi :)

(do you want me to send you the piccy too?)
by lidimy
Tue Oct 31, 2006 11:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

tried to upload a piccy of my sis in all of my stuff thus far, but the stupid computer wouldnt let me :evil: pm me if you want to see it though.

lidi :)
by lidimy
Tue Oct 31, 2006 4:50 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Photos from the Colchester Oyster Fayre 2006
Replies: 7
Views: 2813

I grew up in Norwich, Norfolk, with the rest of the Annison Clan. To be specific, in Costessey, a quiet little place just outside Norwich, near the Norfolk Showground.
cool!! im a norwich bumpkin too!

lidi :D

annis - hope you had a great time my darling :D
by lidimy
Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:43 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Clay and what to do with it
Replies: 10
Views: 4098

isnt it like a heretic, but politically as well as religiously? and a rabble raiser at the same time?

lol im probably completely wrong :D i learnt the word from a board game called 'civilisation'.

couldnt you make some tiles? or do they need baking?

lidi :D
by lidimy
Sat Oct 21, 2006 10:03 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hainsworth factory shop, leeds
Replies: 11
Views: 4321

is anyone else here addicted to haberdasharies? im really bad with them... i love everything i see and end up wanting to buy the whole shop out...

as it happens, i am the same in stationary shops, and the history section of waterstones :D

lidi :)
by lidimy
Fri Oct 20, 2006 5:23 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Film about Hastings 2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1989

brilliant, i would have loved to have been there :D

the sight/smell of woodsmoke though is generally enough to get my re-enacting senses tingling though :D i love to see open fires :)

lidi
by lidimy
Fri Oct 20, 2006 5:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

well, my main gown is already a pale pink satin, would that be ok? it was meant to be a 'posh' tudor dress to start with.

lidi
by lidimy
Fri Oct 20, 2006 4:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

new query :) i have come into a good quantity of deep purple cotton. however, i was wondering (ignoring the fact, for present, that they didnt have cotton yet - did they?) if this kind of fabric would be suitable turnbacks for my sleeves? only that i dont think that it is a very expensive material, ...
by lidimy
Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hardest bit of kit to make ??
Replies: 62
Views: 11942

infact, how do you even start to make them?

the results of my metal work at school really arent up to much.. i hated it so badly!

lidi
by lidimy
Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:45 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tracking haberdashery shops
Replies: 72
Views: 73867

Norwich - Anglian Fashion Fabrics

lidi :)
by lidimy
Thu Oct 12, 2006 5:53 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tintagel 2006 Pics
Replies: 92
Views: 20770

i want one :(

lidi!
by lidimy
Thu Oct 12, 2006 1:18 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Book Help!!
Replies: 62
Views: 17694

love it :D

cant really decribe it, but somehow the passage makes me feel very claustrophobic.... very peculiar.
thats not a criticism though.
lidi :)
by lidimy
Wed Oct 11, 2006 10:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

thankyou!! i think i understand the cartridge pleat idea, though i will definitely do a practice on a spare piece of fabric first! please do send the image though, anything pictorial is always helpful. equally, if you can help me a little with the whipstitch thing - the picture in the book was so cl...
by lidimy
Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:55 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: DRAGON HALL- NORWICH- MEDIEVAL MARKET- DECEMBER 16-17
Replies: 6
Views: 2736

well, after a VERY stressful morning, it actually was very fun :D i felt like a bit of an idiot at first though, cos i had no idea what to do so i just ended up shadowing people, like a lady in waiting where you always trot a few steps behind, and running to get behind them if they turn behind. lol!...
by lidimy
Sun Oct 08, 2006 8:26 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

its all so exciting :D well thankgoodness about the knife pleats!! was actually getting a bit worried :D one little query, on pg 53, where it shows the pleat techniques, what exactly is the difference between 'gatherin' and 'cartridge pleats' ? they look the same to me :oops: also, how would you go ...
by lidimy
Sun Oct 08, 2006 5:05 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: "Supportive gowns"- ??????
Replies: 48
Views: 10657

i read that breast binding thing before. im still small round the top so it doesnt really apply yet to me :D
by lidimy
Sun Oct 08, 2006 3:58 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

thats exactly what i do. i have several outfits, or combinations, of clothing which i only ever wear on shabbats. wearing skirts, even if just rather plain looking, i find look good on high holy days - even if not visually impressive, the effect of wearing a skirt at all makes a difference. to get a...
by lidimy
Sun Oct 08, 2006 3:37 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

yes, i always draw a line when clothes just dont become suitable for shabbat wear anymore!! its good to set things apart, as you say. its easy to run through the havdalah blessings without actually thinking how they apply to everything you do...


including clothes design, so it appears :D
by lidimy
Sun Oct 08, 2006 2:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

yes, chag sameach :D

my dad asked me today actually, whether i would start on another dress once, *once* i finish this one. and i really think i will. i cant think of anything else that is so time consuming, fun and rewarding!!
by lidimy
Sun Oct 08, 2006 2:37 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

I HAVE IT!! I HAVE THE TUDOR TAILOR!!!!! YAY!!! already in the short drive back home i learnt all about pleats. i always wondered what catridge pleats were, and i also found out that the pleats i used on my petticoat and kirtle are, apparently knife pleats. if thats wrong, and i shouldnt have used k...
by lidimy
Sun Oct 08, 2006 11:49 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: "Supportive gowns"- ??????
Replies: 48
Views: 10657

quote: "Anne was described as thin, with small breasts. The Fashion was for very low cut necklines, although women flattened their breasts by binding them tightly under the stomacher. But less than modest women pushed their breasts up to make them spill over the tops of their gowns and so show off t...
by lidimy
Sat Oct 07, 2006 8:26 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

heh heh i guess :P dont know whose opera it was, but the norwich early dance group danced for them (very good looking young man present therein, but was too shy to talk to him after :oops: ) looking for some tudor-ish entertainment, i re-visited your lovely site and saw the corset you are/were makin...
by lidimy
Fri Oct 06, 2006 4:21 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: DRAGON HALL- NORWICH- MEDIEVAL MARKET- DECEMBER 16-17
Replies: 6
Views: 2736

bump :D

my work experience starts at D. Hall on Monday!! yay! am very excited indeed! i will be completely immersed in history for 2 weeks... bliss.
by lidimy
Fri Oct 06, 2006 3:53 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

woo the anne boleyn opera was great :D it showed her in a very sympathetic light, thankgoodness, though the costumes were absaloutely dreadful!! lol. apart from that the voices were amazing, and for all that, where else can you go where you can hear 'pastyme with goode companye' played live? :D
by lidimy
Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

aw poor you :( well school too, but not quite that early!! did watch anne of a thousand days in a history lesson. dont remember that much of it though :( the best (and only) book i read about anne boleyn was by joanna denny. it was absaloutly brilliant, IMO. and i got J.D to sign her other book for ...
by lidimy
Wed Oct 04, 2006 9:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

yay i have an anne boleyn enthusiast!! finally someone who believes in her innocence too! :D

sounds kinda like a bad mistake you made!! i read all your dress diaries, they are very useful cos then i can read your mistakes and not do them myself!!
by lidimy
Wed Oct 04, 2006 9:42 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Creating beginners guides (Armed Pilgrim~1285)
Replies: 12
Views: 3083

doesnt chaucer have several descriptions of pilgrims?
by lidimy
Wed Oct 04, 2006 4:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

well thankyou for that piece of advice :D i know im impatient, i want to have it all at once... but to take my mind off things, i am going to an opera about the life of anne boleyn tomorrow evening, yay!! should be good!! oh and also, what on earth has happened to the new board design? i cant say i ...
by lidimy
Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:01 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

its still on the list, i am doing my work experience in a week so will be spending a lot of time in the city where i can hopefully pick it up!! i really hope it is availible, i put my trust in waterstones though ottakars might be better for that type of thing. if its not in either (norwich is only a...