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by myladyswardrobe
Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:58 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 20181

Where are the piccies???? I couldn't see the link.
by myladyswardrobe
Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:39 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume for film and TV
Replies: 80
Views: 9496

Myladyswardrobe said: Edmund and I are thinking of going back out again this year Medickitten replied: If you DO decide to come over this year, do tell me when! Ive never been to Bristol, and it sounds like quite a faire. Perhaps I should make the Pilgrimage. We are thinking of going out end of Jul...
by myladyswardrobe
Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume for film and TV
Replies: 80
Views: 9496

Aw Bess you ARE a brilliant costumer! Are there any piccies of your trip? I'm glad you had a great time and that the people were willing to learn from you Lidi :oops: You're making me blush again!! But thanks dear heart. Its very nice to be appreciated. If you can meet us outside the event in the e...
by myladyswardrobe
Mon Mar 26, 2007 1:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume for film and TV
Replies: 80
Views: 9496

From Medickitten: Bess and Edmund went to one last year, and, of course, looked AMAZING. I wonder what all the people who were HIRED for the faire thought of themselves by comparison? _________________ Ita erat quando hic adveni. From Lidi. lol Bess looks amazing anyway And I bet she did blow their...
by myladyswardrobe
Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:54 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume for film and TV
Replies: 80
Views: 9496

In my experience faithfulness and accuracy of dress is utterly persuasive, even when the audience knows little of the era. Attention to the smallest details pays dividends, inconsistencies jar and distract. Absolutely! Many film makers seem to think that their only responsibility is to entertain an...
by myladyswardrobe
Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume for film and TV
Replies: 80
Views: 9496

Hi Calicocloth, I think the problem many of us re-enactors have with tv/film costuming is not 100% accurate fabrics or even construction techniques. Its where the costumer, for whatever reason, decides to not even get the "look" or silhouette right. An example is this "The Tudors"...
by myladyswardrobe
Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume for film and TV
Replies: 80
Views: 9496

Alas, they chose instead to NOT WEAR UNDERWEAR. Hussies.


And in some scenes the "corsets" are practically see through apart from a few strategically placed bones!!!
by myladyswardrobe
Sun Mar 18, 2007 10:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 20181

Tack the lining to the top fabric of the sleeve head together and snip round the curve. Slip the snipped bits into the bodice strap between the top/interlining layers and the lining. Slip it in up to the tacking stitches on the sleeve head.

Slip stitch in place.

Does that make sense?

Bess.
by myladyswardrobe
Sun Mar 18, 2007 7:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume for film and TV
Replies: 80
Views: 9496

Quote: Except the costumes for The Tudors are absolute sh*te! Good...lord... it looks like they took the theme of the masque about the Seige of the Castle Vert and made it into a burlesque!!!! GAH!!!! and since WHEN did men's shirts button up in the Tudor period? ::whimper:: though I must admit he ...
by myladyswardrobe
Sun Mar 18, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 20181

Lidi,

I'll email you a set of notes/instructions I created on making the 1520-1550s gown sleeves.

Can you email me your email address again? And can your email received word document attachments?

Bess.
by myladyswardrobe
Sun Mar 18, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 20181

Hey!!! Thats such a gorgeous fit!! You are doing well m'dear!!

And congrats on getting the eyelets done. They can be rather annoying! :wink:
by myladyswardrobe
Sat Mar 17, 2007 8:22 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pure silk stockings
Replies: 78
Views: 9977

Hi Sally I must echo Tamsin - the silk stockings are exquisite. I had a lovely time fondling them (in their packets - not on a pair of legs!!). They are gorgeously soft. I would like to order a pair or two from you. What colour silk do you have? I did like that lovely red colour. What sizes are you ...
by myladyswardrobe
Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:02 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume for film and TV
Replies: 80
Views: 9496

Except the costumes for The Tudors are absolute sh*te! Have a look here: http://www.jrmfansite.org/gallery/index.php?cat=61 From what I can see of the stills, the costumes are a mishmash of the rubbish that came out of "Elizabeth" (Cate Blanchet film) and the costumer's imagination! And th...
by myladyswardrobe
Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:05 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pure silk stockings
Replies: 78
Views: 9977

Definitely hurrah!

Looking forward to seeing them on saturday!

Annie - make sure you keep a pair aside for me!!
by myladyswardrobe
Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:34 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pure silk stockings
Replies: 78
Views: 9977

Quote: I'm assuming you wouldn't be able to get any of the silk stockings made up in time for Kentwell this summer, would you?? You bet your bottom dollar she is too - Bess. I've got my claws in her. She's knitting her little socks off as we speak!!!!!!!!! Annie!!!!! :shock: You really are a slave ...
by myladyswardrobe
Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pure silk stockings
Replies: 78
Views: 9977

there isnt any evidence for half wool half silk yarn in stockings is there? I've just been sent a sample of a 50:50 yarn that looks really yummy Won't stop me using it for 'mundane' socks, but is there any use for it in the long stockings? This comment is from completely off the top of my head as I...
by myladyswardrobe
Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:30 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pure silk stockings
Replies: 78
Views: 9977

Oooh!!! Yes please - I'd be very interested!

£35 per pair is actually very reasonable I think for silk stockings!!

Cherry red silk!! That does sound scrummy!!
by myladyswardrobe
Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:08 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 20181

Medickitten said: 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 MUCH better. I promise. AND they'll be done when I get there. Really! I wont be stitching in the airport this time! M'dear - my pink kirtle d...
by myladyswardrobe
Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 20181

Hi Dorate, Shame you can't get over for the OD but if you happen to be in Denmark at the time, then that could be a very good reason for PP. Have you heard back from him yet? Would you be able to do the second OD? Could be a little bit of a problem as its so close to the main event. Keeping fingers ...
by myladyswardrobe
Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:57 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 20181

Hi Lidimy, My main problem with sorting out the graphic is the fact that my laptop is refusing to have anything to do with graphic programs - it keeps crashing on me!! Very annoying! Use the Henrician Coif pattern for the hood bit and for the back "veil" either the standard French Hood vei...
by myladyswardrobe
Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:18 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 20181

Bess you're a legend Coo!! I've never been called that before!! :D Thankyou!! I was waiting for 20 mins for you last night to reply to this topic but you spent so long on the friends and gossip I decided to go to bed I'm sorry!! I was hunting around for appropriate piccie links. I'm assuming you re...
by myladyswardrobe
Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:05 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 20181

Hat maker...

Dorate, The hat is a lovely one. The lady who made it has this website:- http://www.catherinedelaneyhats.co.uk/ Do have a look at the Historical gallery. She has made hats for the Globe Theatre. I am very pleased with that "blush" wool gown. It is a GORGEOUS fabric - imported from your nec...
by myladyswardrobe
Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 20181

Hi Lidimy, Just been mooching around on Living History and felt my ears burning so I had a look here and lo and behold, my name has been mentioned a number of times! Hoods, Hats and Coifs! 1530s:- you can have a simple French hood http://tudorhistory.org/boleyn/anneboleyn2.jpg or the English transit...
by myladyswardrobe
Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:02 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Masters and Servants in Tudor England by Alison Sim
Replies: 3
Views: 879

Ah! but capitalism did not enter society until the industrial revolution did, before all that, it was feudalism. Status was based on the job you did. Hi Annis, I would be VERY careful with quoting from Alison Sim. I shan't go onto the whys and wherefores now. You are right, captialism doesn't reall...
by myladyswardrobe
Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:41 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: I'm new here...
Replies: 99
Views: 15841

Thats a good idea! Dont trust that they will send anything out without the SAE - after all, they have nearly a 1000 of us to send stuff too! Also, if you've emailed in November they could very well mislay that email! :roll: Good luck - and looking forward to meeting you in person in March! Best wish...
by myladyswardrobe
Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:24 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: I'm new here...
Replies: 99
Views: 15841

Sofia,

Which website suggested emailing? The Kentwell website asks that you WRITE to them enclosing a large SAE.

If you haven't done that, then you still have time NOW to do it.

-------------
Tamsin.

Thanks for the dates. I'll get those onto my calendar when I buy it tomorrow morning!
by myladyswardrobe
Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:22 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: I'm new here...
Replies: 99
Views: 15841

Hi Sophia, When do us potential newbies get to hear if we have been accepted and what we are doing (I emailed my details before Xmas)? Didn't realise you were thinking of applying! It will be great to meet you at long last. I'm assuming you've already written to KW asking for Newbie Parts info? If s...
by myladyswardrobe
Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:50 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: I'm new here...
Replies: 99
Views: 15841

Stockings! Improving Costume...

I've just read this thread and have to step in to defend Kentwell Costuming/Costume Advisors of which I am one (along with Jenn). At Kentwell we have ONE Costume Head who does an incredibly hard job co-ordinating the costume help for nearly 1000 participants (PP confirmed we have over that number!) ...
by myladyswardrobe
Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 20181

Hello!! one little query, on pg 53, where it shows the pleat techniques, what exactly is the difference between 'gatherin' and 'cartridge pleats' ? they look the same to me Gathering is much smaller, teeny weeny stitches and usually (but not always) the fabric is NOT lined and is fine fabric. Gather...
by myladyswardrobe
Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 20181

I HAVE IT!! I HAVE THE TUDOR TAILOR!!!!! YAY!!! YAY indeed!!! Its a great book! Check out the acknowledgements - I'm there!! ....i learnt all about pleats. i always wondered what catridge pleats were, and i also found out that the pleats i used on my petticoat and kirtle are, apparently knife pleat...

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