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by MedicKitten
Mon Feb 27, 2006 4:33 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: The Great Kirtle Dilemma
Replies: 4
Views: 1887

thanks! i think i'll just keep stitching my smocks then and get the right fit on the 'trial bodice'
by MedicKitten
Sun Feb 26, 2006 12:03 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Which way do you hand sew?
Replies: 47
Views: 8983

i would have said "right to left" as i'm a lefty, and then i flat-felled about six yards of white linen yesterday, and discovered that i actually sew in either direction based on what's more convenient and whether i'm willing to turn around a massive pile of fabric. Sometimes i even stitch right-han...
by MedicKitten
Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:45 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Kirtle help
Replies: 8
Views: 1886

Find a color that contrasts really nicely, say, green, and sew a nice wide guard to the bottom. This is documented in all sorts of lovely paintings, and looks really nice. PLUS, if the guard gets all ratty from tramping around, you can pull it off without ruining your nice kirtle and put on a new one!
by MedicKitten
Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:30 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: The Great Kirtle Dilemma
Replies: 4
Views: 1887

The Great Kirtle Dilemma

I have begun laying out old garb to cut my kirtle for Kentwell...and have run into a SERIOUS problem! I prefer to have a BACK or SIDE lacing Kirtle...would there be helpful kind people around in mornings to lace in a poor sorry lass? I CAN lace myself in...but the required contortions are neither di...
by MedicKitten
Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:30 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Why do we re-enact?
Replies: 44
Views: 8709

At a scarily young age I found that I liked making historical clothing...then I needed somewhere to wear it...then I learned how to weave...and fence...and it really just snowballed until now I'm an archeology student!! My mum used to shake her head and make fun of me, but now she buys wool on sale ...
by MedicKitten
Fri Feb 10, 2006 6:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Which way do you hand sew?
Replies: 47
Views: 8983

and if you're not careful....RIIIP!
by MedicKitten
Fri Feb 10, 2006 5:30 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Roman Caligae
Replies: 2
Views: 1208

I made a pair for an Archeology class...there are quite a few patterns online if you search under "roman footwear" and "patterns" or "caligae" even. You'll probably have to trace your foot for the pattern, but the one i used came out reasonably well for my first try. here's an online pattern: http:/...
by MedicKitten
Wed Feb 08, 2006 7:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hurrah! From the ashes AIPON 2
Replies: 118
Views: 18720

Well i'm just going to have to do my post-grad work in England then! I'm certain i can find a school with a Public History department or a good Archeology department... besides, the curry over here is horrible and the beer is worse.
by MedicKitten
Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How to sew
Replies: 17
Views: 4122

I started making costumes at...um...13 (i was a weird little kid) and EVERYTHING was machine sewn. Now i'm an old lady of 21 and ONLY my long seams are machine sewn. Then everything gets flat-felled by hand anyway to make the seams pretty on the inside too. Yes, its obsessive, yes, its probably unne...
by MedicKitten
Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hurrah! From the ashes AIPON 2
Replies: 118
Views: 18720

faddened

yf onlye that woulde worke...butte over here on my fide of the ponde, profeforf dont care fo muche.
by MedicKitten
Tue Feb 07, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hurrah! From the ashes AIPON 2
Replies: 118
Views: 18720

If only this concept worked for convincing professors of the validity of "tudor and elisabethan middle class dress" as a research project ::sighs::

well it was worth a try!!!
by MedicKitten
Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Head dress
Replies: 19
Views: 3867

headgear

The advantage of wearing WHITE as the foundation for almost all headcoverings is that its easier to clean and is colorfast. Many dyes in the medieval period were not color-stable, and faded rather quickly. Since head-coverings were presumably washed with the other underlinens, it would make sense to...
by MedicKitten
Mon Feb 06, 2006 6:58 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Kentwell 1575!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2757

1578

Awesomeness about 1578 can be found here (DONT WORRY, ITS NOT A KENTWELL SITE!)

http://www.philological.bham.ac.uk/camden/1578e.html

all sorts of things that happened that year
by MedicKitten
Mon Feb 06, 2006 6:53 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Doublet Idea
Replies: 5
Views: 2008

burberry VINYL????!!!

Oh good lord. Tis' unholy fabric! ::smites::