Anyone who’s met me, has probably met me due to my involvement with the Society of Creative Anachronism. It’s a living history group that’s a lot of fun. Now, during these Plague times, we haven’t been doing the things we usually do, but that just means we all have a ton of time to make all of the things we enjoy.
It’s a group where you get dressed up in a reasonable facsimile of clothing from between the dawn of man and 1603. And by reasonable, it’s supposed to mean that if you take a bedsheet and make it into a tunic and wear some scrub or pj pants, it works. 🙂 there are people who work towards as absolutely accurate as possible, but most people settle in to a comfortable blend of modern comfort and historical adequacy.
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I had a wonderful offer from a dear friend, Vittoria. She’s amazing – She knows so much about crafting medieval and renaissance clothing that it boggles my mind sometimes..
So she offered a huge deal – to teach me how to make my own garb, patterns and all, from the skin out. By hand. If I do this, by hand, and using things like linen and silk and such for all threads and fabric, she’ll help me. Amazing, right? Also, I must blog it. 🙂
What makes it more awesome (not that much could, because WOW!!!! Learning from someone who’s a MASTER!) She also offered, if i do this project…. BEAUTIFUL fabric for the overdress… 🙂
So, there’ll be a new page up here in a minute, the Garb of Amazing Handsewingness, to help track some of my progress.
So far – List of articles I want to make, and ordering 5 yards of white linen for the underpants! 🙂
It will be SO AMAZINGLY FUN… 🙂