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by myladyswardrobe
Sat Jan 03, 2009 1:30 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Side lacing
Replies: 34
Views: 4739

You're welcome. Little tip. When making it double side laced and fitting it - make it so there is a small 1/2 to 1 inch gap on BOTH sides. It allows for tightening if you need to. No more than an inch on both sides though. It was quite common for there to be a gap. Do you have Mode a Firenze? If so,...
by myladyswardrobe
Sat Jan 03, 2009 1:20 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Side lacing
Replies: 34
Views: 4739

I've actually done it both ways and find the double side lacing is far better. I found with a single side laced, if it wasn't laced properly, then the non laced side could easily not be positioned properly. Which then affects the shoulder strap as well. Hopefully you can access this link which shows...
by myladyswardrobe
Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Field of Cloth Of Gold/Recommended Ref' works?
Replies: 10
Views: 3489

I am constantly amazed, humbled and awed by what our ancestors could do. Society now as this arrogant tendency of viewing the past as primitive but look at what our ancestors could achieve. The sheer beauty of the craftsmanship of all sorts of things is just mind blowing. Assuming your workings out ...
by myladyswardrobe
Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What to give for New Year, 1526!
Replies: 85
Views: 14459

1540s collar....

Lidi, As one of our resident Tudorists.......could You give me a clue to men's doublets about 1540....square neckline or collar?.....reading a novel & getting my mental pictures mixed...... Steve Hi Steve, You will be pleased to know that collars on shirts appear in the 1530s. The wide almost "boat...
by myladyswardrobe
Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:16 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th C jewelery for women
Replies: 7
Views: 1876

May recommend Gemmeus?
Nicky does very good 15th century stuff (as well as Roman, Anglo Saxon and 16th century). She will also take commissions as well.
by myladyswardrobe
Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Elizabethan hat suppliers
Replies: 9
Views: 2215

Hi Adam, Yes, it is a lovely doublet and matching hose. Now I am at home, I can access a better photo of it: http://pics.livejournal.com/edmndclotworthy/pic/000gtzfx The vertical "cording" is made by hand, padded and then whipped stitched into place. Its one of Edmund's favourites. All made by Ninya...
by myladyswardrobe
Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Elizabethan hat suppliers
Replies: 9
Views: 2215

Hi, If you want a hat like that then http://www.ska123.force9.co.uk/web_page_2/Untitled_6.html Catherine Delaney is the person to go to. She made my husband Edmund's tall hat for Kentwell a couple of years back - you can see it in this picture: http://www.karen.htmlcreators.com/bristol07-1.jpg/ - Ed...
by myladyswardrobe
Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:44 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Anne Boleyn Hood
Replies: 7
Views: 1925

Exquisite Gable Hood.

Thats a gorgeous gable hood. I love the proportions. So often when I see gables, the proportions are completely wrong - this is just beautiful. Well done you. Though you haven't sold it I think you are undercharging but then I suppose it is supply and demand as well. I assume you are offering it for...
by myladyswardrobe
Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Anne Boleyn Hood
Replies: 7
Views: 1925

Very pretty indeed. I love the frill on the front too. Perfectly in proportion.

I've made quite a few french hoods over the years now and one gable (will never make a gable again. Loved making it and it came out beautifully but the hand sewing! Oy! Painful! And I do love hand sewing)
by myladyswardrobe
Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Another sensitive subject
Replies: 26
Views: 6210

He is certainly busy. Michael has been at the forefront of most of the LOTR figures/models with Alan. Both of them and two others from the Games Workshop were extras in the Return of the King (extended version). They were all wounded/dead Riders of Rohan on the Pelennor Fields when Peter did some of...
by myladyswardrobe
Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Another sensitive subject
Replies: 26
Views: 6210

Just to add to the general chorus of "yes, it was Michael Perry of the Games Workshop who lost his arm by a canon at Crecy". When Michael took part in Kentwell as Master Sawcer the Tailor, for the first time 2 years ago with Ninya (Mikhaila of Tudor Tailor), he did ask what he should say about why h...
by myladyswardrobe
Thu Dec 20, 2007 12:45 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Where to Buy? Metallic Lace
Replies: 4
Views: 1200

Shadowcat is correct - that lace is not correct for the period and Barnett Lawson is very good. I have found them to be somewhat not helpful when I go in person. They seem to expect me to know precisely what I am looking for. However, if you can find a picture of something that is appropriate then s...
by myladyswardrobe
Thu Dec 20, 2007 12:29 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Where to get items that give structure to stays, bodices etc
Replies: 84
Views: 10852

ViscontesseD'Asbeau: Other thing is, again I don;t have the books to hand (typical) but I think one of them effigy bodies is 2 layers of fabric, so you can see all the knots on the underside from the channels. What's the considered view on that? 3 layers of cloth, or 2? As it's not against my skin ...
by myladyswardrobe
Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Where to get items that give structure to stays, bodices etc
Replies: 84
Views: 10852

Annie the Pedlar said: think the pinnicle must be deciding to stiffen a bodice with cardboard (like one of Eleanor of Toledo's) and then arguing over the kind of cardboard to use (I vote for layers of paper glued together with starch like the playing cards were but I wait with bated breath for Greg...
by myladyswardrobe
Sat Dec 08, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Where to get items that give structure to stays, bodices etc
Replies: 84
Views: 10852

Hi Mab,

You're very welcome.

Best wishes

Bess.
by myladyswardrobe
Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:59 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Where to get items that give structure to stays, bodices etc
Replies: 84
Views: 10852

Cane for boning...

Hi Mab The following I've taken direct from http://www.tudortailor.com website: "8mm centre cane suitable for farthingale hoops, 6mm suitable for sleeve hoops, 1/4” chair cane suitable for boning bodies " I used 2 pieces per channel of the 1/4 inch for my effigy corset. They don't need soaking, but ...
by myladyswardrobe
Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:58 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Collars and cuffs (the sort you find 'pon shifts!)
Replies: 26
Views: 4035

Annis,

Your smock looks great! Well done you.

Bess
by myladyswardrobe
Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:30 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Where to get items that give structure to stays, bodices etc
Replies: 84
Views: 10852

Hi Lidi, An alternative that is absolutely authentic is to use split cane. This will give you a similar flexibility to plastic fake whalebone but will also "breathe" better. I can recommend it highly as my Effigy corset (which is similar to an 18th century corset) is entirely boned in split cane apa...
by myladyswardrobe
Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:39 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Domett
Replies: 20
Views: 2054

Hi Annis, So, you're thinking of joining Gentry next year??? Remember, we have NO idea what the "year" will be just yet so I would recommend not doing too much with gentry costume at this stage. Hood - that looks great! Well done. Hairstyle - make a centre parting in your hair, and comb it down smoo...
by myladyswardrobe
Sat Sep 29, 2007 4:34 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Scottish 17th century doublet
Replies: 2
Views: 2083

If I rightly remember, thats the one that Ninya Mikhaila was asked to study and make the replica for! It is rather lovely.

Pictures of the replica are here: http://www.ninyamikhaila.com/perth.html
by myladyswardrobe
Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:11 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Padded Waistcoat
Replies: 31
Views: 3792

I heard you referring to me!!!! :wink: (though it could be argued that the real reason for this was because I knew that Bess, upon seeing it, would look at me with slight bewilderment and say 'Lidi, that's machined isn't it?' and I would never bear the shame.) Now, you know very well I would not hav...
by myladyswardrobe
Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:05 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Padded Waistcoat
Replies: 31
Views: 3792

Hi Lidi, What you are referring to are sometimes called "waistcoats" or "jumps". Some are boned, but most are quilted ("padded" implies quite a thick layer) Here are a few links to piccies: http://www.phxart.org/pastexhibitions/garden_of_eden.waistcoat.asp http://www.vintagetextile.com/new_page_532....
by myladyswardrobe
Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:39 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Basic knowledge
Replies: 30
Views: 6108

Persona - Lord High Everthing Else.

Hi Will, This is Bess from Kentwell, usually Gentry and has been Tailor/Needlelace maker. Ive just had a very interesting read of your persona - well done you. I'd love to see this done by others. Perhaps a sort of character sheet could be suggested to PP with notes on how to create ones character. ...
by myladyswardrobe
Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Scholehouse For The Needle, 1632
Replies: 5
Views: 954

I've got that copy and its lovely!! Perfect for late Elizabethan and 17th century embroidery!!
by myladyswardrobe
Tue Jul 10, 2007 8:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Choosing a sewing machine?
Replies: 34
Views: 4467

A Bernina!!! A Berninan!!

I have to add to the general chorus of a BERNINA!!!!! I have one and it was and is brilliant. My one is an activa 145 (which I don't think they do now but they will have a newer one in the range). Its a mostly mechanical machine with a computer small screen which provides info on stitch length and w...
by myladyswardrobe
Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pure silk stockings
Replies: 78
Views: 12049

Oooh! The latest machine sounds fantastic!! Count me in for another pair or two when you can get the machine. Where in the country is it? I know you are in Wales (oddly enough not terribly far from where I lived the first 20 years of my life) so the other side of the country would be East Anglia (ha...
by myladyswardrobe
Sat Apr 07, 2007 9:20 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: A little confused..
Replies: 21
Views: 4709

Lidi, Firstly, be careful with Starkey - he is very good on the Tudor people but not so good where Tudor fashions are concerned! Frontlet is a forehead band. The gable hoods are distinctly English in fashion whereas the French hood is more "French" (but was NOT brought to England by Anne B - it was ...
by myladyswardrobe
Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:41 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume for film and TV
Replies: 80
Views: 11664

Oh, dear!! Its bad!! Its very bad! :(
by myladyswardrobe
Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:34 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pure silk stockings
Replies: 78
Views: 12049

Squeeeeeee!!!! They look great!! The single thickness does look tighter.

Now, I wonder who those ones are for??? :wink:

Gorgeous colours.

Regards

Bess.
by myladyswardrobe
Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:44 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 24766

Ooh - I can see them now!!

Probably my laptop being wierd. Its been playing up again this pm.

Looks good though. Nice damask.