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  • Kristine Maitland
    Greetings all. I took the liberty of adding Ranvaig s links to the Authentic_SCA links page (under Clothing). in service Agnese Inez Rusconi Historian for
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      Greetings all. I took the liberty of adding Ranvaig's links to the Authentic_SCA links page (under Clothing).

      in service

      Agnese "Inez" Rusconi
      Historian for the Barony of Ben Dunfirth

      Kristine Maitland
      Researcher of alternative histories

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Ran
      To: Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Monday, August 04, 2003 12:31 PM
      Subject: Re: [Authentic_SCA] Greetings - Sewing Advice (Long)

      >Now, however, I have an AoA, and feel I should live up to it. (Yes,
      >I've decided to do things the right way.) I want to make my own garb,
      >create my own tabletwoven trims, and do it by hand. (I'll have to,
      >I've never used a sewing machine either!) LOL! It IS a huge challenge
      >for me, and I am very nervous about messing things up.

      If you really want to do it the right way, why not just sew by
      hand... it might be less intimidating. I've sewed by machine for
      40 years and lately have been trying to hand sew all my garb.
      There is nothing wrong with preferring to use the machine, but
      you might try it.

      >I thought a 9th Century Norse Ladies Undertunic and Apron Dress would
      >be easiest to start with for me.

      Here are some resources for making tunics and gowns:
      http://www.virtue.to/articles/tunic_worksheet.html - one minor
      argument, I disagree with the way this site uses little triangles for
      the arm gussets.

      >The thought of cutting into fabric, even remnant fabric, terrifies

      Early tunics are all rectangles and triangles and very easy to cut.
      Buy a new fabric scissors and save it for only fabric, its much
      easier to use a sharp scissors.

      Buy some cheap fabric and cut out your pattern. Baste it with loose
      stitches or even a stapler and try it on... If you aren't happy with the fit,
      you can take it in, or add some on until it fits the way you want.
      Then take it apart and use it as a pattern for your "real" fabric.

      If you really are freaked out by just cutting into the material...
      buy a yard of cheap ugly fabric and cut it to shreds... use a marker
      to draw random lines on it, and cut along the lines until you are


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