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by Drachelis
Sat Oct 01, 2005 11:14 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: The evolution of tunics to doublets and related issues
Replies: 11
Views: 2670

I would think that clothing would last far more than two or three years - think of grandpa's demob suit -restyled a few times but still going strong. I have coats and jackets in my wardrobe ( classic styling) that are 10 to 15 years old - Ming has suits ( well suit jakets cos he sits on his foot and...
by Drachelis
Wed Sep 28, 2005 11:23 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: The evolution of tunics to doublets and related issues
Replies: 11
Views: 2670

If there is pictorial evidence then it would probably be correct. My bug bear is that the medieval individual did not wear uniform clothes ( unlike some of the re-enactors I have seen) there must have been loads of varations on each garment - different trimmings, different necklines, waistlines, sle...
by Drachelis
Thu Sep 08, 2005 8:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Newbie question - Medieval clothing
Replies: 22
Views: 6261

If you are coming to Caldicot look me out at the Shadowlight Stall -got books of costume piccies that I use to create my designs that you can browse through. My stuff might be a bit high end for an archer (apart from padded jacks) but you can get an idea of what you need from the books and I can pro...
by Drachelis
Wed Aug 24, 2005 11:34 am
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong with the movie Kingdom of Heaven?
Replies: 6
Views: 2696

But the templars did have married brothers - provided that said brother was not with her. When he died - most of the estate went to the order but they left her enough to be comfortable
by Drachelis
Mon Aug 22, 2005 10:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tabby wool source?
Replies: 1
Views: 1768

Tabby weave is the plain weave isn't it.

Bernie the Bolt does some hopsack that shows the weave very well - do you want a reasonable coarse weave? He has a few colours including a sunshine yellow!!
by Drachelis
Sat Aug 20, 2005 12:20 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Velvet
Replies: 21
Views: 6751

Got my samples today - velvet and faux fur - very helpful lady on the telephone - actually has some of the black/green even though it is discontinued - have to buy 21 metres of it but I reckon that I can make some " flights of fancy" stuff for the non authenties. Actually, Thomas, if you are looking...
by Drachelis
Thu Aug 18, 2005 2:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Velvet
Replies: 21
Views: 6751

I've just been over to friendly old fashioned fabric shop ( well its a barn) and taken the details of Denholme from her little swatch card - what a coincidence!. Right I will order some swatches because I need to send some off to my client Thanks for all the help Thomas - let me know if they do off ...
by Drachelis
Thu Aug 18, 2005 9:54 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Velvet
Replies: 21
Views: 6751

Oh you wonderful person, you!

If you find anything I will PM you my address -


Shadowlight Designs
by Drachelis
Thu Aug 18, 2005 9:19 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Velvet
Replies: 21
Views: 6751

While we are on the subject of velvet I need to find some shot velvet black/green for preference or black/something for a reasonable price - the cheapest I have been quoted is £20 per metre. My client isn't fussy about authentic materials as its for a Hallowe'en bash. I am stuck in SW Wales so would...
by Drachelis
Tue Aug 16, 2005 10:30 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: calling professional seamstresses
Replies: 9
Views: 3722

It doesn't - but a busy and popular seamstress may have a big order book , I am busy myself until the end of September/early October. A simple outfit can take two days to a week to make - more elaborate ( especially with embroidery ) takes longer. I would suggest that you choose your seamstress - di...

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