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Dover Castle and my new dress!

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:42 pm
by lidimy
Very fun event! Was (un?)fortunate to have been assigned the role of Jane Seymour for the weekend, with Annis as Mary Zouche and Vicky as her Queenliness!

So - some pictures :D some are mine, some are Annis's.


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Taken after the event of course. Couldn't wait to get the whole headstuff off, indecent as I look without it :P
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surveying the King's lands!
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Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:41 pm
by Marcus Woodhouse
Just remember that he's a married man and keep your self decent so.

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:46 pm
by lidimy
Doesn't hold him back! :cry:

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:24 pm
by craig1459
Nice one Lids - you look great :)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:33 am
by Alice the Huswyf
If I was your mother, and you appeared in public with your hair tousled in that state, as that character, I would beat you black and blue (or give copious carrer advice)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:00 am
by lidimy
It was after everyone had gone home! I promiiiiiise! don't beat meeee! :'(

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:23 am
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Careful you may well find yourself wearing a yellow bonnet :shock: with brazen activities like loose hair. :wink: :roll:

:tongue in cheek:

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:31 am
by Fox
Sir Thomas Hylton wrote:with brazen activities like loose hair.


[citation needed]

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:32 am
by mattb
Saw some of pics of this on facebook, very fancy!

Must sort out my posh kit someday soon.

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:16 pm
by john mackay
Well my lady
i must say very nice !

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:50 pm
by Fox
Sorry.
Yes. I meant to say. Lovely pictures, ladies.

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:53 pm
by lidimy
8)

There were.... quite a few..... silly pictures taken!

just a few more...


(had to donate the shady spot for more royal purposes! :roll:
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another silly one...
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Matt B, you should, Tudor pwns 15thC by a long way... plus there is (apparently, I couldn't possibly comment) a shortage of men! :|

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:55 pm
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Indeed, regardless of the poor humour, I think you all looked stunning, even in flowing loose hair. Set the gown('s) off beautifully.

Edit: Problem is we men these days all look like HenryVIII, or at the very least like Ray Winston doing H'VIII

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:00 pm
by lidimy
It worked out quite well, gown wise.... although there's a very set style for the 1530s, the variations we each displayed were different enough to make us all uniquely interesting! A lot of research well used I think :D

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:19 pm
by Isolde
Great pictures!! Where did you get your gowns from?

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:58 pm
by gallois
Very stylish look Lidimy....nice to see someone wearing furs! Do any mop's ask if it is real? I get it all the time but luckily they arent so fussy here in France. I just tell them my civilian job is gamekeeper for his Lordship and the fur is rabbit!!

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:26 pm
by lidimy
Isolde wrote:Great pictures!! Where did you get your gowns from?


I made mine, Annis made hers, and Vicky had hers made by Izabela Zebrowska who posts here under that name. Many hours well spent (I finished mine on Friday morning before the event xD) :D

No MOPs asked about the fur, just a few comments 'oh you must be wealthy, you're wearing fur', which was only marginally true as it's a plain brown rabbit fur and apparently only black and silver rabbit furs were prized... but there we go. I didn't have the heart to go into an in depth explanation... :oops:

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:21 pm
by Isolde
cool. Where did you get your dress pattern from? Was it the Tudor month you were in at Dover Castle? What weekend was it?

I really enjoyed that month, all the kings guns was the best to watch.
I work at Dover Castle but i only saw some of the events due to work?
Everyone was really impressed with the event and we got loads of postive feedback from visitors.

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:03 pm
by lidimy
That's great to hear :D I think I was there for the 2nd weekend of events? the one before the king came anyway :lol: which was the 21/6. I would have liked to have done more, but... meh. Work! :roll:

I adapted the patterns from those in 'The Medieval Tailor's Assistant' and 'The Tudor Tailor' - two excellent books for patterns which between them clothed me from the skin out! :D

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:25 pm
by m300572
(I finished mine on Friday morning before the event xD)


In re-enactment kit terms that makes you incredibly well organised - most folks are still sewing in the car on the way to the event (and that's just the driver! :shock: ) :lol: :lol:

Nice pics and good kit!

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:14 pm
by lidimy
Heh - well for the British Library event where my dress had it's first outing - (minus furry bits on sleeves) I hemmed the skirt in the car.... :lol:


and thanks :D

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:41 pm
by lucy the tudor
You all look lovely, well done!
:D

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:48 pm
by myladyswardrobe
You all look lovely! Well done. The gown looks gorgeou now its complete.

I've played Jane Seymour as well - on "Days that Shook the World - Anne Boleyn" episode. I was in my bronze gown with my gable and was being "wooed" by his Majesty! ;-)

All the best

Bess.
(hopeing to get MY new Tudor gown finished for this weekend - are you still comeing to visit?)

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 5:08 pm
by lidimy
I finally mastered the turnbacks, Bess :wink:

For some reason I read 'and my gable was being wooed'... :lol:

I'm sure that with your ultra-sewing skills you'll still be among the best dressed - you know it's true! :D

Definitely hoping to visit, I'm hoping to get Vicky (in the red dress) to come too so we can visit Jenny, and of course all you other KWies. I'm very interested to see the Henrician face of Kentwell! :D

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:43 pm
by myladyswardrobe
lidimy wrote:I finally mastered the turnbacks, Bess :wink:

For some reason I read 'and my gable was being wooed'... :lol:

I'm sure that with your ultra-sewing skills you'll still be among the best dressed - you know it's true! :D

Definitely hoping to visit, I'm hoping to get Vicky (in the red dress) to come too so we can visit Jenny, and of course all you other KWies. I'm very interested to see the Henrician face of Kentwell! :D


Thats very sweet of you! At present I'm wearing an old gown of mine but its one that is made by Ninya. So its rather gorgeous. However, after this year, it will need some serious repair and cleaning to be worn again.

Anyway - getting on with my new gown now.

All the best. Looking forward to you coming to visit.

Bess.

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:11 am
by myladyswardrobe
lidimy wrote:Definitely hoping to visit, I'm hoping to get Vicky (in the red dress) to come too so we can visit Jenny, and of course all you other KWies. I'm very interested to see the Henrician face of Kentwell! :D


You've only got this weekend to visit now. Hope to see you. Do visit the Seymour Household!

All the best

Bess.

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:22 pm
by lidimy
Couldn't organise it in time - and am going away this week (to warmer climes). Sorry! :(

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:28 pm
by Annis
lidimy wrote:(to warmer climes).


Warmer? WARMER??!! You try wearing 4 layers (2 of which are wool) in the heat we've been having for nigh on three weeks now! Grrr!

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:35 pm
by lidimy
;)

Cypriot warmer climes!