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by lidimy
Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: More seamy ditherings.
Replies: 18
Views: 5107

OK, I'm on 'excavation archive' with 'finds, objects, sets, groups, phases' etc, where do I go now? :D
by lidimy
Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: More seamy ditherings.
Replies: 18
Views: 5107

Bother, it won't let me follow the links! :x
by lidimy
Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:47 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: More seamy ditherings.
Replies: 18
Views: 5107

OK - well I'll decide whether to line or not when I choose the fabric. Is it period to partly line, i.e. just to hip level, or just cuffs rather than entire sleeves? Plus, as a complete aside but something my attention was drawn to when flicking through the MTA... what ranks of society would have be...
by lidimy
Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: More seamy ditherings.
Replies: 18
Views: 5107

I think it may just be simpler to make an unlined garment! (and cheaper too... lol) The fabric I'm using is going to be a sturdy wool, worn over a lined kirtle, so I guess that would be enough layers; neither is it intended to be a supportive layer so it doesn't need any extra strength. But if I wer...
by lidimy
Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: More seamy ditherings.
Replies: 18
Views: 5107

Simple tip - don't reply on paintings for info on seam construction. It does appear, but not often, and I'd say not often enough for it to give any real idea of commonality. Much better to look at archaeological finds and extant garments (there is the odd medieval piece out there if you can find it...
by lidimy
Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:12 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: More seamy ditherings.
Replies: 18
Views: 5107

More seamy ditherings.

Because I realised, it's all very well having the seams in my up and coming 15thC working gown in the right places, but if they're not constructed properly, the deep humuliation when discovered would be near unbearable. http://www.abcgallery.com/W/weyden/weyden57.JPG This image presumably shows the ...
by lidimy
Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Medieval Reenactment groups in Norfolk
Replies: 3
Views: 3557

PMd you (:
by lidimy
Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: New boots.
Replies: 12
Views: 5009

Wow... I just don't understand how you do that! They're amazing! :D
by lidimy
Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Nuns at Lacock Abbey 2009
Replies: 11
Views: 4268

Well, it's an imaginative way of creating moneys if you're running short of relics... :lol:
by lidimy
Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:09 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Nuns at Lacock Abbey 2009
Replies: 11
Views: 4268

Sounds pretty heretical to me! :shock:
by lidimy
Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:53 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Nuns at Lacock Abbey 2009
Replies: 11
Views: 4268

And I never knew!


(what is a Cathar?)
by lidimy
Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Nuns at Lacock Abbey 2009
Replies: 11
Views: 4268

Oh no!! What did Molly do to be condemned of heresy!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :o
by lidimy
Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kelmarsh 2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1932

Such a cute baby xD
by lidimy
Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Seam placements - 15thC
Replies: 15
Views: 4042

Thank you!

(This is all your fault, y'know! :twisted: :wink: xD )
by lidimy
Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Seam placements - 15thC
Replies: 15
Views: 4042

Jenn - I think that sounds like a good idea. My kirtle is fitted (yay) so I'd need something that can fit snugly but not tightly over the top. I think some form of lacing would be necessary, The only thing is, side or back? :/ and where to stick the seams? :lol: I like the idea of rolly back cuffs t...
by lidimy
Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Seam placements - 15thC
Replies: 15
Views: 4042

aidanwallis wrote::oops: yep forgot to say the over kirtle should have long sleeves.
yep no form of lacing . if finding you a picture as we speak .
this is what i mean when i say gown:

yup - that's what I visualise too -
by lidimy
Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Seam placements - 15thC
Replies: 15
Views: 4042

(here's the lacey lady!)
by lidimy
Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Seam placements - 15thC
Replies: 15
Views: 4042

I haven't found many pics of these over kirtles with short sleeves - the one in the TRH has, but then could you describe that as an over kirtle if she's not wearing anything but her shift underneath? It does sound viable that a long sleeved ove rkirtle might be worn over a kirtle though. But no form...
by lidimy
Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Seam placements - 15thC
Replies: 15
Views: 4042

Sounds good - but how do you define those terms? (: (otherwise I'll get confused :P )
by lidimy
Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Seam placements - 15thC
Replies: 15
Views: 4042

It gets worse!

Now there's a lady, hiding in the door way on the right....
by lidimy
Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Renaissance:a very short introduction
Replies: 2
Views: 898

Which areas od Europe does it cover? Or is it a type of philosophicalish approach?
by lidimy
Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Seam placements - 15thC
Replies: 15
Views: 4042

Seam placements - 15thC

(: Having made a basic, fitted, short sleeved frontlacing kirtle suitable for 15thC-ing in, I'd like to add more items of clothing to this outfit as a matter of urgency (no running around in underwear...)! I've looked at a few images, but rather inevitably, have become more confused rather than less...
by lidimy
Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: narvek
Replies: 124
Views: 35454

Oh stop it, a boy who knows how to handle a knife, you're making me blush! :wink: :o
by lidimy
Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:57 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: narvek
Replies: 124
Views: 35454

Poser 8) :D :D
by lidimy
Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Dover Castle and my new dress!
Replies: 28
Views: 8414

;)

Cypriot warmer climes!
by lidimy
Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Dover Castle and my new dress!
Replies: 28
Views: 8414

Couldn't organise it in time - and am going away this week (to warmer climes). Sorry! :(
by lidimy
Fri Jul 03, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Dover Castle and my new dress!
Replies: 28
Views: 8414

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 lidimy
Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pomanders
Replies: 9
Views: 4406

I recall seeing an orange studded with cloves at Stranger's Hall here in Norwich, but I can't remember whether it was 16th or 17thC. It *should* have been 16th as that's what we were studying at school at the time but I wouldn't like to say for sure. You could email them... http://www.museums.norfol...
by lidimy
Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Dover Castle and my new dress!
Replies: 28
Views: 8414

Heh - well for the British Library event where my dress had it's first outing - (minus furry bits on sleeves) I hemmed the skirt in the car.... :lol:


and thanks :D
by lidimy
Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:03 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Dover Castle and my new dress!
Replies: 28
Views: 8414

That's great to hear :D I think I was there for the 2nd weekend of events? the one before the king came anyway :lol: which was the 21/6. I would have liked to have done more, but... meh. Work! :roll: I adapted the patterns from those in 'The Medieval Tailor's Assistant' and 'The Tudor Tailor' - two ...