Hello and welcome to the group!
You asked an excellent question and there are several here who can
help. The Known World Handbook is a nice starting point for most
things in the SCA but I expect you will want even more. Consider
doing a web search on SCA Garb and see all the many sites you can
Here are some of the ones I have gathered over the years. One is just
a nice resource for basic sewing information but tailored to the SCA.
One has some very nice beginner information and the other two contain
tons of useful links.
Enjoy and be sure to let us know how things go with your new job.
--- In scanewcomers@y..., "sableroseschool" <sableroseschool@a...>
> Gooday everyone, I hope every one is having an amazing sunday.
> I am needing a wee bit of help with a project, I have sort of been
> elected the garb mistress for my guild( i think it is becuase I
> a bfa in Costume design and construction.) I am therefore trying to
> put a little info packet together, as well as a page on our website
> for how to make simple period garb. ( some make beutiful garb that
> not period and some try for period and just miss the target)
> As newcomers yourself, or as people who love to help newcomers, i
> was wondering if any body and everybody could send me links, ideas,
> pics, anything you think could be of use to some one just starting
> out, as well as helpful hints for those who keep missing the button
> or who think it is to hard to be period.
> I am also trying to put together a simple rules for garb in the
> packet ( such as dont wear a white belt, dont wear purple,
> fabric are bad) so if you could also send me your top 10 things to
> ( good suggestion) and your top ten things not to do ( such as
> pet peeves) I would appreciate it.
> Thank you very much and have an amazing rest of the weekend ( or
> beining of the week which ever you read this)
> Lady Keile De
> Order of the Sable Rose
> West Kingdom