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by MedicKitten
Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:44 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 21264

I'm up in the wilds of New Hampshire when i'm at home, but in Connecticut when at Uni....I suppose I could always trek into Boston or New York City...but i'll try online one more time.
by MedicKitten
Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 21264

Sophia, where do you get your buckram? I'm having a devil of a time, but i'd really like to have some so that I can minimize boning needs...though a few nice cable-ties really do work wonders. :twisted:
by MedicKitten
Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Zombie Survival Guide.
Replies: 13
Views: 2298

So...what do you think the most efficient weapon against the undead would be? I personally am in favor of a trebuchet. :twisted:
by MedicKitten
Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 21264

:oops: I...um...never DID get the eyelets sewn over on last year's bodice for kentwell! It just seemed like everything else wound up being more important :-p On the other hand...I also had the interlining WAY too close to the edge, so the dratted things just kept closing on me! This year's will be M...
by MedicKitten
Sat Feb 17, 2007 6:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: pink
Replies: 21
Views: 2858

its not the shade that lends exclusivity, Marcus, its what ungodly combinations you can make with it! (think pink with screaming acid green and madder piping)
by MedicKitten
Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:54 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Kirtle Necklines
Replies: 11
Views: 2057

true, but what about the multiperiod people out there? :?
by MedicKitten
Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:57 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Kirtle Necklines
Replies: 11
Views: 2057

for what period? Are we talking about a boned or unboned garment?
by MedicKitten
Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:04 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 21264

Lidimy, according to Ninya, bodices and skirts in kirtles may not actually have separated at all! If you DO want separates, you'll want to lace or hook them together, because otherwise you get ::gasp:: GAPPAGE!!!! NOOOOO!!!
by MedicKitten
Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:51 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 21264

Bess, sorry, no open days for me, neither one is during my holiday in the spring, BUT i WILL be in Denmark from March 2 to march 11. :-p
Close, but no UK. Too bad you wont be in Copenhagen!
I sent a letter to PP begging him to take me anyway...hope it works!
by MedicKitten
Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:55 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 21264

Bess, that hat of yours (last year's middle class) was fantastic...who made it? I think that pink kirtle of yours is also absolutely delightful. I'm only hoping that my kirtle for this year can live up to it.
by MedicKitten
Fri Feb 09, 2007 5:24 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: 300
Replies: 29
Views: 5387

hey! there's nothing wrong with enjoying a fine view of a pitched battle :twisted:
by MedicKitten
Thu Feb 08, 2007 7:32 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: 300
Replies: 29
Views: 5387

oh yum!
by MedicKitten
Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:12 am
Forum: General History
Topic: So what did they wear underneath?
Replies: 30
Views: 4472

Ooooh! LOVED the links! Still not a good enough argument to make me go pantsless, but a good effort!
by MedicKitten
Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:48 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: So what did they wear underneath?
Replies: 30
Views: 4472

as well as any woman who has ever been on a long hike up in the mountains... personally I think poison ivy is worse though.
by MedicKitten
Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Softening Leather
Replies: 7
Views: 1444

oh...and it doesnt have any minks in it...I dont think....
by MedicKitten
Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Softening Leather
Replies: 7
Views: 1444

I'm not sure if you have it in the UK, but there's something called "Mink Oil"...it comes in a tin, and you use a rag to rub it into the leather, especially at the seams. It works VERY well, keeps out the water and such. You can also use those spray things, but I prefer mink oil.
by MedicKitten
Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 21264

nne Boleyn was handmaid to the Queen of France and seems to have brought that fashion over to England. Actually, the painting of Mary Tudor and her husband Charles, Duke of Suffolk was painted for their wedding back in...um...1520 or so, and shows Mary QUITE clearly wearing a French hood. Since she...
by MedicKitten
Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:25 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: I'm new here...
Replies: 99
Views: 16471

Yes, I'm pretty sure that's what he did. No canions on either. And whenever he turned around they'd all flare out around his hips. ENDLESSLY amusing to the gentry, but mildly horrifying for the rest of us whenever he came to visit on station and we had to try NOT TO LAUGH...(unsuccessfully in my cas...
by MedicKitten
Sat Jan 06, 2007 3:26 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Iceni costume query
Replies: 6
Views: 1858

There are some very nice photographs of extant garments found in context with Bog Bodies of the same era all over Northern Europe. Many of them looked like woolen versions of the roman Peplos or Chiton garments with leather belts. I'm not sure if the Iceni SPECIFICALLY were wearing them, but since t...
by MedicKitten
Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:27 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: I'm new here...
Replies: 99
Views: 16471

he art suggests thigh- and even waist-length should be possible (e.g. Nicholas Hilliard's miniature supposed to be of the Earl of Essex and one of the Earl of Dorset, wearing trunk-hose without canions). Um...yes. And it can look quite...er...interesting. For an EXCELLENT depiction of just HOW inde...
by MedicKitten
Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: A case for redefining standards ?
Replies: 51
Views: 4413

The way I see it is that a sewing machine can be an invaluable aid in making kit work properly. I'm a student, and often haul bits of unfinished kit with me to large lectures where I can hem or seam them while listening. This gets decidedly harder if there are pins involved! Instead, I use the machi...
by MedicKitten
Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:23 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: I'm new here...
Replies: 99
Views: 16471

my nether hose on the other hand are wool kilt-hose from a scottish shop. As my skirts, like Annis' cover my entire legs, even when i'm kirtled up you cant really see more than my lower ankle and the top of my foot. If its hot out we usually just dont wear them anyway. I do know that NO RIBBING is a...
by MedicKitten
Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:48 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 21264

Bother. I'll have to start emailing Bella and giving Very Good Excuses. My best one so far is "I'm going to be in Denmark over my spring holidays for school, cannot be helped!" And i DID ask my professor if we could have a layover in England for me to pop in to the open day!!! i DID!...no time. ::si...
by MedicKitten
Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:45 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 21264

Lidimy, if you havent actually started MAKING that smock/shirt up yet, i would really strongly advise that you make one out of something DEAD cheap like some horrible poly-cotton blend. Make it up, see how narrow you want the sleeves, how long it is on you, things like that. THEN when that's DONE, y...
by MedicKitten
Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:38 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: I'm new here...
Replies: 99
Views: 16471

Tamsin, your ready knowledge of obscure lyrics never ceases to astound and amaze me!

So are you thinking of just doing school presentations then, oh New Person?
by MedicKitten
Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:51 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Share your knowledge!
Replies: 15
Views: 4058

Sure, Lidimy, but I will most probably NOT be at Kentwell until the next main event, as I live in the US (until I can run away to England) and University will not let me out! My Kentwell name is Dorate, and I will probably be located in the Cottage... hope that helps! Where were you thinking of work...
by MedicKitten
Sun Dec 03, 2006 4:06 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Share your knowledge!
Replies: 15
Views: 4058

Yes, Kentwell is AMAAAAAAZING! Everything from the lowest of the low to Tamsin and Bess in Very Shiny Silk Things...and me in the middle. I cook things for the Baliff :D
Think of any aspect of normal life, its done.
by MedicKitten
Tue Nov 28, 2006 11:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Could anyone tell me about this please?
Replies: 19
Views: 2459

surely, Tuppence, you really mean "head off to the textiles room at the v&a and press your nose against the glass and sigh longingly"...or is that just me? :oops:
by MedicKitten
Tue Nov 14, 2006 9:58 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Amulet, Talisman, Trinket
Replies: 9
Views: 2175

Well, not ALL archeologists! I, for one, always try to think of the most mundane use for every object, just for the sake of balance : :lol:
by MedicKitten
Thu Nov 02, 2006 8:45 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 21264

hmmmm...i defer to Bess and Tam on whatever they say, but as long as the BODY of the bodice is tight enough, you shouldnt have a problem with it riding up. And it does have to be tight. That's another problem I had this year with continued wear. The whole thing stretched...or I got smaller. Either w...