RE: [Authentic_SCA] Digest Number 2674
- Being a woman of large proportions, I find that if I put the belt in the
fold beneath my breasts but above my belly, and buckle it in firmly, it
stays where I put it. Also, placed approximately where the band of my bra
runs, it helps with breast support a bit. I think my belt may run a bit
lower in back...I do know that it always winds up running just below my
shoulder blades. I would say that if you're using a cloth belt, you may want
an interior stiffener, and if using leather, there shouldn't be an issue. My
first belt, before I was apprenticed, for my houppelande was a wide man's
belt that I put a couple extra holes in to get it to where I could get it
small enough to fit around my torso properly. I like the tight
feeling...makes it feel like my houppelande isn't getting away from me.
Al vostro servizio,
Signora Giovanna d'Este
Vert, on a billet Or three fleurs-de-lys, one and two, sable, a bordure
> Date: Mon, 08 Nov 2004 03:55:31 -0000
> From: "femmedelyon" <femmedelyon@...>
>Subject: houppelande question...
> I am in the process of making my first houp. I have done
>research,mostly visual,ie looking at pictures,and have a question.
>How does one keep the belt up under one's bust? I am planning,so far,
>to use velvet for the belt in hope that the nap will help the belt
>stick to the dress fabric. I have been advised to use some sort of
>interior stiffener in the belt,webbing for belts or something,but
>having tried out a modern belt,pulled quite tight,just to see how it
>looked with a belt and am not sure it will stay up and NOT fall to my
>Thanks in advance for advice and opinions.