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Chip2447 14 Apr 05 - 03:37 AM
The Fooles Troupe 14 Apr 05 - 05:10 AM
John P 14 Apr 05 - 08:18 AM
GUEST,MMario 14 Apr 05 - 08:51 AM
Rapparee 14 Apr 05 - 08:55 AM
artbrooks 14 Apr 05 - 09:19 AM
GUEST,MMario 14 Apr 05 - 09:41 AM
Sorcha 14 Apr 05 - 09:45 AM
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Rapparee 15 Apr 05 - 09:22 AM
GUEST,leeneia 15 Apr 05 - 11:42 AM
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GUEST,MMario 15 Apr 05 - 12:31 PM
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Subject: BS: HELP SCAdians, Rennies, Theater types
From: Chip2447
Date: 14 Apr 05 - 03:37 AM

Hey gang, Has anyone got patterns or links to Medieval/Renaissance clothing patterns? With the exception of T tunics and basic breeches I'm having difficulty locating clothing. I'm looking to create a variety of clothing for Faires/fests/Sca events, etc. My only requirement is LOW LOW cost (read that as being as close to free as is possible), Well that and kilts and breeches are much more my style than would be tights (shuddering at thought of this body displayed in tights...) Keep in mind that my body type is closer to the stereotypical truck driver rather than just about anything else.

I'll take links, patterns, suggestions, clothing that you can't wear anymore, because you got healthy and dropped several stones.

Any and all assistance will be greatly appreciated...
PM me if you need an email or snail mail address(In the States)

Thanks again.
Chip2447


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Subject: RE: BS: HELP SCAdians, Rennies, Theater types
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 14 Apr 05 - 05:10 AM

www.sca.org and follow the links


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Subject: RE: BS: HELP SCAdians, Rennies, Theater types
From: John P
Date: 14 Apr 05 - 08:18 AM

Open Google. Type this:
medieval renaissance costume catalog
Hit the Search button.


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Subject: RE: BS: HELP SCAdians, Rennies, Theater types
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 14 Apr 05 - 08:51 AM

Chip - lots of costuming links off SCA website - shirts and breeches are pretty low cost and easy to do.


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Subject: RE: BS: HELP SCAdians, Rennies, Theater types
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Apr 05 - 08:55 AM

Try Smoke And Fire News.


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Subject: RE: BS: HELP SCAdians, Rennies, Theater types
From: artbrooks
Date: 14 Apr 05 - 09:19 AM

For boots...a pair of high-top Minnetonka mocs - about $80 from Zappos.com. Cut off the fringe and rub in brown polish or snow seal (I used both) to get a Faire look. Folkways has some good patterns, if you can find them and you are (or know) a real seamstress (seamster?). Hazzah!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: HELP SCAdians, Rennies, Theater types
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 14 Apr 05 - 09:41 AM

a little bit of looking on the internet will find you some pretty good quality thigh boots in the $80 range - these do pretty well for the highwayman/pirate/cavalier looks


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Subject: RE: BS: HELP SCAdians, Rennies, Theater types
From: Sorcha
Date: 14 Apr 05 - 09:45 AM

And, for cheap fabric, shop the 2nd hand stores for curtains and drapes. I got yards of gold velvet once for $2.00. Your library might have a pattern book, or local comm. theatre might have patterns you can borrow.


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Subject: RE: BS: HELP SCAdians, Rennies, Theater types
From: GUEST,catsphiddle@work
Date: 14 Apr 05 - 09:45 AM

sewing patterns


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Subject: RE: BS: HELP SCAdians, Rennies, Theater types
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Apr 05 - 09:22 AM

Strip naked, paint yourself green, stick on some leaves, and tell everyone you're the Green Man.


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Subject: RE: BS: HELP SCAdians, Rennies, Theater types
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 15 Apr 05 - 11:42 AM

How much time do you have? Are we talking days or months?

If the answer is months, if you live in the U.S., and you are anywhere near a Jo Ann Fabrics, then sign up on the mailing list for the flyer. There are days when the patterns sell for 99 cents, and most of the pattern companies sell Renaissance designs.

They usually have a big sale on the weekend of every national holiday.

And as Sorcha suggests, don't overlook the public library.
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Frankly, if I had to produce men's trousers of any type, I would take a pair of factory made trousers and modify them, rather than working from scratch. Shirts, however, sound like a lot of fun.


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Subject: RE: BS: HELP SCAdians, Rennies, Theater types
From: Sorcha
Date: 15 Apr 05 - 12:29 PM

Lots of resources here
and my local library has this book.


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Subject: RE: BS: HELP SCAdians, Rennies, Theater types
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 15 Apr 05 - 12:31 PM

hmmm- never had to give up Ren clothes becauxse I DROPPED weight...


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Subject: RE: BS: HELP SCAdians, Rennies, Theater types
From: Raedwulf
Date: 15 Apr 05 - 03:06 PM

Oh, and {hint} don't talk about tights. They're not tights, they're hose, it's not Hollywood, you ain't Errol Flynn, they're hose, OK? Sure, they can be more or less skin tight. They can also be reasonably roomy, & if you're being SCA you have plenty of room for manoeuvre (no pun intended). Alternatively, you can go for the peasant smock that lasted all the way down to Victorian times....


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Subject: RE: BS: HELP SCAdians, Rennies, Theater types
From: open mike
Date: 15 Apr 05 - 06:43 PM

well, it is creative anachronism, right?
go Neanderthal..


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Subject: RE: BS: HELP SCAdians, Rennies, Theater types
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 16 Apr 05 - 04:52 AM

You will of course meet some nutters who insist on 75 pages of documentation for your buttons.... etc


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Subject: RE: BS: HELP SCAdians, Rennies, Theater types
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 16 Apr 05 - 05:06 AM

I can make you some traditional Dorset sewn buttons if you like..... huge button industry in the 17th/18th centuries. This site
has the more common pinwheel buttons but I have the wherewithals to make the more fashionable and more exclusive 'high tops' which were similarly made but over a small wooden hemisphere.

Most dress pattern manufacturers now publish costume patterns in their catalogues - and the commonest ones (Vogue, Simplicity, Butterick etc) are available online as CatsPhiddle linked.

Of course, if you were in the UK, I could do you a nice mediaeval gown...... male or female!

LTS


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