I find one of the best ways of learning is to check out how someone else has
made and interpretted a style or era in their costuming. I have a folder on
my computer for other people's garb - to see how 'they did it'. This has
often led me in a different path for my own costuming (usually much
easier!). We all have much to learn and encouraging (not just newcomers) in
costuming to find a level they are comfortable at, is a great thing and very
and remember you can always learn something from others... not only about
garb, but about yourself...
being philosophical today......
too much L&D at work yesterday....
> I did that too... as a brand new newbie I was all over people asking
questions about their dress and how they did it and if the materials were
period, if the colors were period...
> At one time someone in the group I used to be in called my husband and
told him that he should tell me to stop, cause I had "embarassed" this lady
when I asked her about her farthingale. He told my husband to "control"
me.... for some reason I guess he wanted me to be more like his lady...
> I, then a very impulsive newbie, blew up on his face and told him:"No man
> That has caused him to dislike me to this day... HA!
> I am glad I asked questions... I am glad I asked to examine seams and
> I am glad I observed and researched so I could tell people... Yes Nobles
did wear blue... because I was told Elizabethean did not wear blue.
> God... the things you hear in the SCA... sometimes it was like the blind
leading the blind... I am so glad my laurel taught me to question and look
the answers for myself instead of just taking everything I heard as the
> filia Luci
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