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scarf/sash

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:24 am
by sewmaid
Hi
I want to make a scarf like the yellow one shown in this picture, can someone tell me what fabric to use, how much is needed for a medium size person and are the ends finished off with lace?

thanks
sewmaid

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:22 pm
by Nigel
not being funny but this is very basic indeed and instead of asking here why dont you do something radical like open a book

But

it should be a minimum of 6 metres long made from silk and fringed in bullion

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:36 pm
by Alice the Huswyf
Nicie-dearest - would 6 feet do for less blessed abdomens?

sash

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:44 am
by sewmaid
Thanks, thats all i needed to know. I know this is pretty basic but my books dont tell me how much fabric is needed and what its fringed with so I thought i would ask on here as i need to make one up within the next couple of days.

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:16 am
by Merlon.
Alice the Huswyf wrote:Nicie-dearest - would 6 feet do for less blessed abdomens?
No 6 metres is about right. It's not the size of the waist thats important but what uses the scarf is supposed to be used for, among others it is used to make stretcher when the officer concerned is injured on the battlefield and also their winding sheet when they die.

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:46 am
by Alice the Huswyf
Now that the kind of hidden practicality to period clothing that fascinates me. Ta!

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:41 pm
by Nigel
Merlon. wrote:
Alice the Huswyf wrote:Nicie-dearest - would 6 feet do for less blessed abdomens?
No 6 metres is about right. It's not the size of the waist thats important but what uses the scarf is supposed to be used for, among others it is used to make stretcher when the officer concerned is injured on the battlefield and also their winding sheet when they die.
cheers matey

Re: sash

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:43 pm
by Nigel
sewmaid wrote:Thanks, thats all i needed to know. I know this is pretty basic but my books dont tell me how much fabric is needed and what its fringed with so I thought i would ask on here as i need to make one up within the next couple of days.
so as I said do some research if your books dont tell you you ahve the wrong books its not hard you know jsut time consuming