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Need a costume maker we can tie down!!!!!

Postby Fauconneriebretagne » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:10 pm

Hello to all
I need someone who can make me a late 15 century noble mans outfit.

Many thanks

Paul



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Re: Need a costume maker we can tie down!!!!!

Postby acecat999 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:15 pm

Fauconneriebretagne wrote:Hello to all
I need someone who can make me a late 15 century noble mans outfit.

Many thanks

Paul



lots of people can.... do you have a picture of what you want and a budget?


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Re: Need a costume maker we can tie down!!!!!

Postby Dixie » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:29 pm

Try this chap
http://eastessextailoring.com/
He is rather good :)


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Re: Need a costume maker we can tie down!!!!!

Postby Fauconneriebretagne » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:12 pm

Not sure what I want, hopefully the costume maker will have an idea ! and I will deal with the budget when I get a costing !

Cheers

Paul



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Postby Sophia » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:49 pm

As I said in my email to you, it is very difficult to give a costing without more precise information and a definite time scale. Made to measure clothing takes time and there is a whole scale of levels of authenticity and types of cloth that could be used which all have varying prices. If you give a precise specification and/or a budget as well an ideal time scale a costume maker will be able to give you a precise quote.

You should bear in mind that many costume makers will have a full order book at this time of the year and the very best are probably not going to be able to deliver anything before Spring/Summer 2014 at the very earliest.


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Re: Need a costume maker we can tie down!!!!!

Postby Colin Middleton » Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:05 pm

Paul,

Take a look at some pictures (try larsdatter.com if you've not got any other sources handy) and look for something that you like (remember nationality). You can then go the the tailor and say "I was thinking of something like that, but I'm open to other suggestions if you have any". At least then they have an idea of what you want. Posh covers everything from gentleman to king, short coated peacocks to steady old lawyers, which is a very wide spread of fashion.

Also consider fabrics. Good quality wools can be obtained for as little as £10-15 a meter if you know where to look, but a good cloth of gold could run into the hundreds or thousands of pounds per meter. On top of that, you've got several hundred pounds of work in the making up.

Best of luck

Colin


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Re: Need a costume maker we can tie down!!!!!

Postby Fauconneriebretagne » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:56 pm

Thanks to all I might now be sorted. Larsdatter is a great site.....thanks Colin




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