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by red razors
Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What to give for New Year, 1526!
Replies: 85
Views: 11947

good link lidi! :)
by red razors
Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:44 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 1750s suit
Replies: 33
Views: 4422

Phil the Grips wrote:I still got to fire pistols, a blunderbuss or two and a swivel gun though

omg i just spent an afternoon firing flintlock pistols and a blunderbuss and i think i am IN LOVE.
by red razors
Wed Oct 22, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Charlie Prince jacket
Replies: 9
Views: 6788

the jacket/hat combo looks a bit rorschach! ;)
gorgeous, gorgeous jacket.
by red razors
Sun Oct 19, 2008 8:07 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Finished dress :)
Replies: 25
Views: 3420

nice! i do love the colour :)
perhaps you can stiffen the edges of the lacing to stop them buckling?
by red razors
Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Recreating a Tudor gown from 1532 => soliciting opinions
Replies: 6
Views: 3908

the headdress is what caught my eye first! perhaps something to have a go of making some day...

if you read the tudor tailor, there is a breakdown of apron colours from the essex wills and black definitely figures. it would have been considered "best" wear.
by red razors
Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Braies - a dating question?
Replies: 14
Views: 1816

i lol'd really hard at that last one :oops: i think it may have to be my signature!
by red razors
Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:09 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Border reiver women
Replies: 25
Views: 3688

there are patterns in the TT to follow; you just need to scale them up.
by red razors
Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:13 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Templar alliance
Replies: 71
Views: 14123

Carl / Sir Geoffrey wrote: "no excess may be noted on their bodies".
perhaps the templars were the secret originators of the "back sack and crack"? :wink:
by red razors
Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wish me luck!
Replies: 31
Views: 4655

i hate cutting. it is the main reason i have so much unused material! all that wool looks so lovely, and here come i with a big pair of scissors ready to destroy it if i'm not careful... :?
by red razors
Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:13 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kelmarsh pics+vid
Replies: 64
Views: 9937

i see a panda in the foreground of that last picture!
by red razors
Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:55 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: more family gowns
Replies: 4
Views: 1020

oh that gown does have a placket, what i was trying to get at is whether the more family dresses are basically that: gowns worn without the plackets. i've read explanations of the linen strips pretty similar to yours: that they are a display of wealth [and possibly gentility]. at least with the marg...
by red razors
Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:57 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: more family gowns
Replies: 4
Views: 1020

thanks for your opinions, sophia; despite my scrutiny i actually hadn't noticed elizabeth dauncey's belly until you mentioned it. the drawing was made around 1528, going by thomas more's age as given by holbein. close enough to 1530s for open-fronted skirts, perhaps? going on jane and ninya's work, ...
by red razors
Sat Jul 19, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Templar alliance
Replies: 71
Views: 14123

templar was the big reenactment "fashion" amongst my peer group last year :) i only got as far as making myself a cappa. i was going to rock the boat and declare myself hospitaller but i am a weakling when it comes to peer pressure. one of my favourite photos of me and my boys is in templa...
by red razors
Sat Jul 19, 2008 12:30 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: more family gowns
Replies: 4
Views: 1020

more family gowns

ever since i saw the more family portrait the dresses have intrigued me. my conclusion was that they are just gowns with the placard removed - but is this an accurate assessment? http://www.tate.org.uk/britain/exhibitions/holbein/images/works/holbein_cecilyheron.jpg actually, what i'm more intereste...
by red razors
Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Watchmen
Replies: 2
Views: 1931

yeah i've seen the pictures released, they were in empire last month or the month before.
by red razors
Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Our turn U.S. Signals at Stanford Hall
Replies: 3
Views: 989

i knew it! :D i should have asked ages ago and saved myself the wondering.

husband?? :shock: oh yes! i'd forgotten about all that lol!
by red razors
Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Our turn U.S. Signals at Stanford Hall
Replies: 3
Views: 989

andy sorry for hijacking your thread but this has been bugging me for months. did you have a [very] late-night conversation with two irish girls at rockingham monday night?

PS very nice photo :D
by red razors
Sun Jul 06, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: petticote
Replies: 9
Views: 1180

i'm doing a part-boned bodice. i was going to re-do the petticote waistband a little; will i need to do more than i expect so?

lidi, i am definitely only used to viking kit which is not puffy at all! :)

thanks for looking and commenting, everyone.
by red razors
Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: petticote
Replies: 9
Views: 1180

maybe i AM a superhero. personally i think the tshirt looks a treat under my shift!
by red razors
Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: petticote
Replies: 9
Views: 1180

fnarrr fnarrr!
besides, it's not a dress it's my underwear :wink:
by red razors
Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: petticote
Replies: 9
Views: 1180

so here they are. please take a few seconds to look and comment - please be honest, but not too harsh! :) this is the first tudor stuff i've made; the petticote still needs tweaking as it is not quite tight enough at the waist.

http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/redrazors/KitInProgress
by red razors
Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: petticote
Replies: 9
Views: 1180

petticote

so i have finished my petticote! :) i used two side openings which i know is not quite correct, but it's my first go. should it look like a meringue though?! it seems very pouffy lol i only used knife pleats and a double box pleat at the very back for bounce [well, the double bit was accidental but ...
by red razors
Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: 'Feeling the pinch' update - am down and very nearly out
Replies: 49
Views: 10198

uproariously lol @ skiddies!!
whore's farts are a necessity, they were a real ice-breaker for this irish interloper in the VoME camp at rockingham. especially when noone could understand what i was calling them :)
by red razors
Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:33 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: medieval haversack/backpack?
Replies: 21
Views: 10346

actually, i forgot about this one. it's obvioualy not a primary source but gerry embleton's medieval military clothing has a few backpacks in use in it.
by red razors
Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:11 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: medieval haversack/backpack?
Replies: 21
Views: 10346

depending on how late you qualify "medieval", there are several 16thC german woodcuts of baggage trains; some include women with backpacks. http://www.curiousfrau.com/Images/Two_carts.JPG this shows one but the bulk of the pack is hidden behind a tree. http://www.curiousfrau.com/Images/Wom...
by red razors
Sat Jun 21, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tablet woven braid
Replies: 6
Views: 1183

i've dipped the loose ends in wax before. it works nicely, you just have to make sure you keep it away from the more visible areas. the most recent time, i sewed them into the sleeve seam when i made up the sleeve.
by red razors
Sat Jun 21, 2008 2:30 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tudor solid lance joust - Kenilworth
Replies: 70
Views: 15070

i can't remember where the original thread for the tower joust is, so when exactly is it on? i must try and engineer a visit.
by red razors
Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Fiach McHugh O'Byrne
Replies: 4
Views: 2196

that is indeed the right man.

kildare would be the "name" of gerald fitzgerald, the earl of kildare on the same way that english tudor nobles were referred to by their estates, ie edward stafford was buckingham, thomas boleyn was wiltshire, thomas howard was norfolk, etc etc.
by red razors
Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: making hose
Replies: 21
Views: 3070

ah, semantics semantics :wink: "is it a gig or an event?" "it is kit or clothing?" etc :D

maybe i should have said NETHER-STOCKS to start with and saved us all the confusion!
by red razors
Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:33 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Fiach McHugh O'Byrne
Replies: 4
Views: 2196

is the song "follow me up to carlow"?!? that is a campfire standard in my group :D

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