quick & comfortable camping garb
- Hi everyone,
Although the subject is a bit misleading this isn't about garb that's quick
to make but garb that's quick and easy to put on over mundane clothes.
I've just come back from my one camping event for the year and I after I had
set up my tent I was too tired to do anything more than throw a skirt on
over my mundane clothes as everything else required getting completely
undressed and dressing again from the skin out although this was an attempt
(as the rules require) it felt like a insufficient half hearted attempt. I
would really like something better for this purpose which will hopefully
also be good to throw on over my (mundane) pyjamas for the early morning
trip to the privies or the shower.
A lot of other people have simple cotton tunics for this purpose but to me a
tunic without the propper accessories feels to me like barely better than
just that skirt (I know tunics can be really nice but I feel wrong wearing
one), and as the rest of my wardrobe is late period I would prefer something
So far I've been thinking of a loose gown (inspired by the sight of our
queen wearing them for most of the time) Loose gowns also have the
advantage of being as warm as a cloak but with sleeves so you don't have to
let in the cold air to use your arms. Janet Arnold also suggests that a
loose gown may have been 'everyday' wear for noble women (at least during
Mary I's reign) so it would really fit with my passion for 'Tudor' (i.e.
c.1520 - c.1560 fashions) clothing.
So apart from a 16th century loose gown does anybody know of something loose
and comfortable that could be thrown on without much effort? Or, given that
at the moment the loose gown is looking most likely does anybody have tips
on how to make one?
Elizabeth Beaumont | Elizabeth Walpole
Politarchopolis, Lochac | Canberra, Australia
- I had a sneaky suspition that's what we were talking about. I have,
oh, maybe twenty pounds of the stuff laying around my house right
this minute. Having never made anything with boning, I'm only
guessing here, but I would think you'd have lots and lots left over
from the coil when you were done. When you do decide to break down
and buy some, let me know. I can either just mail you some that I
have (if I have the right size at the right time) or direct you to
one of my online suppliers, where you'll save some cash.
Norelle, whose eyes always bug out of her head when she see anyone
selling/buying reed for more than six bucks a pound
> See www.caning.com. Kass said she used the 1mm in bunches for one
> corset, and 2 lengths of 1/4" split for another.
> My calculations indicate that the 1/4 part of the narrow foot om my
> sewing machine will make channels which will hold a 5/32 diameter
> cane, (doing this from memory, I think that's right) so that's
> probably what I'll be getting.
> Gillian (who really needs to quit using purchases as an excuse for
> not getting off *her* lazy rear, and start *making* something)