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I am hoping to have this whole mess below transferred in a good way eventually. (Oct 27, 2017)




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One major reason to join the SCA was to get to wear the pretty dresses, it is a major reason for a lot of folks. The type of clothing I think of most when you say ‘the middle ages’ is from the movie Ivanhoe. In Sweden this movie was shown on TV every Christmas/New Years season so I grew up watching it, and I just loved the dresses.
Fortunately for me, my Shire started arranging bi-weekly sewing meetings when I first wanted to make myself historical clothes in the spring of 2003, so I have had, and continue to have, help and support from local ladies who have been doing this for far longer than I.
I have since the fall of 2004 tried to do all sewing by hand. I do this because I realized that there is no rush for me to get items done, and I like to know that I have made a garment in as authentic a manner as possible. I have also determined to use fabrics that are as appropriate as I can afford. I realize that I may never get to the point of using actual silk brocade, but wool and linen are a must for me. And the threads I use are nearly exclusively silk sewing thread or linen bobbin lace thread.
The usual sewing circle ladies are all very nice, but through their constant good example I have been influenced into going later period, as in the 16th Century, rather than the 12th. In addition, when I spent time looking at period artwork I also discovered The Age of the Cotehardie in which women wore figure-hugging, gravity-defying, simple and gorgeous gowns, also called gothic fitted dresses (or GFD for short), which I began to want. So in the grand tradition in the SCA of not making your mind up, the clothes I make will come from all three periods: the 12th, the early 15th and the 16th Centuries.

Finished Projects, in reverse order of completion

Item: Waistcoat (October 2007 – June 2008)
Outfit: Splendor Solis Kirtle (September 2007 – January 2008)
Outfit: English Fitted Gown in green wool (October 2006 – May 2007)
Item: Breeches in the Venetian style (April 2007 – May 2007)
Accessory: Open Red Wool Hood (January 2007)
Accessory: Gathered Partlet (Nov 2006)
Item: Surcote Lining Kirtle (Aug 2006 – Sept 2006 )
Item: Gothic Army Dress (Jun 2005 – Jun 2006 )
Item: Test Doublet (Nov 2004 – Jun 2006 )
Item: Surcote For My GFDs (Mar 2006 – May 2006)
Item: A Spanish Ropa (Jun 2005 – Nov 2005)
Accessory: Sture Shirt For A lady (May 2005 – Aug 2005)
Outfit: Doublet Bodice Kirtle with laced in sleeves (Apr 2005 – May 2005 )
Outfit: The Plum Wool Gothic Fitted Dress including chemise (Aug 2004 – May 2005)
Accessory: French Hood, to go with the Tudor Court gown (Nov 2004 – Jan 2005)
Accessory: White Linen Partlet (Jul 2004)
Outfit: Tudor Court Gown including blackworked smock (Dec 2003 – Jul 2004)
Outfit: Tudor Working Class outfit, including petticoat, caul and apron (Jun 2004 – Jul 2004)
Item: The Brown Bliaut (Jun 2004) – May it rest in pieces
Accessory: Black Wool Partlet (Jun 2004)
Item: The Red Bliaut (Jun 2003) – Decommissioned
Accessory: Liripipe Hood (Jan 2003)