37250Re: [Authentic_SCA] period?
- Sep 1, 2003In a message dated 9/1/2003 5:09:55 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> What period would this pattern work for, if any?It seems to have elements of both Norman (the sleeves and belt area) and
> Decided to ask before I did a major search. I'd rather do the
> least amount of alterations as possible, but I'd like a good SCA
> dress. I AM planning on doing lacing rather than a zipper. I've got
> my material that I know is not period, since it has a polyester
> feel. I got it from the dollar a yard rack (so excited about that).
> It is a good fabric, but a dollar because it was a remnant and they
> don't say the fabric type with remnants.
Tudor (the neckline, for instance), which makes it problematical as those time
periods are roughly 400 years apart and the elements wouldn't be combined in the
same gown in period.
Although this article does not cover the pattern you selected, you might find
Also this one, as a guide to appropriate fabrics for furture purchases:
And another for looking at existing garments so you know what to look for in
As far as the polyester-type fabric, the main drawbacks are that you will
find it very warm for summer events, and that you will need to be extremely
careful around the open flames (campfires, candles, torches, etc) commonly found at
SCA events, as the fabric will either catch fire very readily or melt and
stick to you, or both, if you get too close to the flame.
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