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by Alice the Huswyf
Thu Nov 10, 2005 2:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Joined or seperate hoes, and other questions.
Replies: 84
Views: 11862

At this point I could join in at an intellectual level, or I could do this:

Belly bel-ly beh-LLY! Belly bel-ly BEH-lly!



That felt goooooood.
by Alice the Huswyf
Thu Nov 10, 2005 12:43 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Joined or seperate hoes, and other questions.
Replies: 84
Views: 11862

He is only jealous becuase his belly has so visibly migrated south for winter. He longs for merely baggy ankles! :mrgreen:
by Alice the Huswyf
Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Joined or seperate hoes, and other questions.
Replies: 84
Views: 11862

My half hose are really well fitted - I can just get my foot through the ankle: they wrinkle in the same place as the picture.
by Alice the Huswyf
Tue Nov 08, 2005 6:45 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: The Age-Old question
Replies: 32
Views: 6060

Hello Denmark!
by Alice the Huswyf
Tue Nov 08, 2005 7:52 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Joined or seperate hoes, and other questions.
Replies: 84
Views: 11862

Greggie , you are so last five minutes! Dontcha know flares are on their way out?
by Alice the Huswyf
Mon Nov 07, 2005 7:33 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Armour / medieval costume for hire
Replies: 4
Views: 2710

Another option for costume is ebay uk - there's a lot of stuff on there that is not selling as it past hallowe'en and not yet xmas banquet booking season. Consequently prices ar elow and you could re-sell afterwards.
by Alice the Huswyf
Sat Nov 05, 2005 7:11 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Joined or seperate hoes, and other questions.
Replies: 84
Views: 11862

Squatting like a girl (knees together) will save horizontal tears across the top of the thigh: even the best made hose often don't survive being demanded to speed-stretch both ways at the crotch when a bloke squats knees apart as he can do in jeans.
by Alice the Huswyf
Thu Nov 03, 2005 7:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval kit - advice please.
Replies: 12
Views: 4110

I confused. Apologies - my reality should improve now I am being pumped with antibiotics.
by Alice the Huswyf
Thu Nov 03, 2005 9:42 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Armour / medieval costume for hire
Replies: 4
Views: 2710

Hello there - the kind of clothing that is made for re-enactment is very unsuitable for stage work: it is very heavy, not washable and it is not possible to make it in such a way that it is suitable for quick changes. I know - I have made and worn both! We found that if you are working on a limited-...
by Alice the Huswyf
Thu Nov 03, 2005 9:19 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval kit - advice please.
Replies: 12
Views: 4110

The link to the Kass McGann patterns was very interesting and informative - but her patterns don't actually cover the medieval period which is - in english history - defined 1100 - 1500. I know the definition of 'medieval' is does differ according to nationality (in France they define the period as ...
by Alice the Huswyf
Wed Nov 02, 2005 9:20 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval kit - advice please.
Replies: 12
Views: 4110

So THAT's the order we're supposed to do it in ..... This is also a good time of year to advertise for second hand kit, as people will have bought and are looking to clear out. Advertise period and sizes required and level of authenticity wanted (ie we're traders, so we need good 'camouflage' semi- ...
by Alice the Huswyf
Tue Nov 01, 2005 5:44 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: The Age-Old question
Replies: 32
Views: 6060

It's more about style than inflicting pain - especially if THAT is your bag. These things are not done for your edification.

Marking by Tuppence, by the way
by Alice the Huswyf
Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:38 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Linen Thread - advice needed, please!
Replies: 22
Views: 5258

The Tudor Group would have been my first suggestion, too. Quartermasterie also do a selection of linen and silk hreads - if you have to work mail order, invest in a copy of Call to Arms which lists everything, groups, demonstrators, retailers, manufacturers or kit etc (entering Call to arms into goo...
by Alice the Huswyf
Thu Oct 27, 2005 10:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: The Age-Old question
Replies: 32
Views: 6060

The ambuscade party revealed this.

8.6 - 8.9 - 9.0 - 8.9 - 9.2
by Alice the Huswyf
Thu Oct 27, 2005 10:20 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: The Age-Old question
Replies: 32
Views: 6060

The ambuscade party may reveal this ver' soooooooon.
by Alice the Huswyf
Thu Oct 27, 2005 8:02 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: The Age-Old question
Replies: 32
Views: 6060

Tuppence is right again. Why bother to handstitch anything if you haven't gone to the trouble of even attempting a suitable fabric / colour / style / fit? But then I like things just 'so' even when not making period clothes, when I may on occasion make things out of nylon - but it has to be the righ...
by Alice the Huswyf
Wed Oct 26, 2005 7:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: The Age-Old question
Replies: 32
Views: 6060

I think the last time this one was dicussed the general concensus came out as that it would be lovely to have everything handstitched, but the generally accepted sensible balance between time and decent authenticity was to machine stitch anything hidden (like general construction seams) and handstit...
by Alice the Huswyf
Thu Sep 29, 2005 1:45 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Question - 14c & 15c Pouches
Replies: 69
Views: 14668

Word about wearing rabbit fur.... I was rather disappointed to find (having bought enough white rabbit fur to make a late c15th gown collar) that according to the sumptuary laws of the period rabbit fur was still prohibited by status. Strictly so. Most ordinary women were allowed 'mudge' - the fur o...
by Alice the Huswyf
Tue Sep 27, 2005 2:48 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: One for Alice!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2484

Tuppence: a DUEL! Take this! **MEDIEVAL/RENAISSANCE STYLE DRESS SIZE 16/18** Item number: 5427030354 And this! Stunning medieval dress green, with headdress Item number: 5427237888 and I only did a uk search....... For Greggie I went worldwide and present: item number 5618304986 : Normo-tudor-pirate...
by Alice the Huswyf
Mon Sep 26, 2005 8:42 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: One for Alice!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2484

I'm stuttering like Tuppence now!
by Alice the Huswyf
Mon Sep 26, 2005 8:30 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: One for Alice!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2484

Yes, YES, OOOOOOOOH Yes! Just the thought of wearing both together has me reaching for the shampoo.

I have to have a little lie down now..........
by Alice the Huswyf
Wed Sep 21, 2005 7:24 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: C18th lace
Replies: 19
Views: 4337

AHAHAHAHAAAHA! And it is still there....... The Lace Guild The Hollies 53 Audnam Stourbridge DY8 4AE West Midlands England Collection details Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art Contact details General information (Tel) : 01384 390739 General information (Fax) : 01384 444415 E-mail : ho...
by Alice the Huswyf
Wed Sep 21, 2005 7:19 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: C18th lace
Replies: 19
Views: 4337

Deleted as I said it twice! See post below.
by Alice the Huswyf
Wed Sep 21, 2005 7:16 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: C18th lace
Replies: 19
Views: 4337

Annie: have you thought of talking to The Lace Guild - friend used to work for them years ago - they were based in Stourbridge, West Mids and held details, histories, samples etc. I'll see if there is a website......

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