Fabric Yardages WAS Re: Reed "boning" washable?
- --- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, msgilliandurham wrote:
> > > >But I do have lots of cotton-linen
> > > >blend I could use for linings. I bought it because it was
> > > >slightly stiff and shiny, as linen is -- after shrinking it,
> > > >it's more like monkscloth than anything <sigh>
> > >
> > --- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, Mary Taran <marytaran@a...>
> > wrote:
> > > It will regain some of its stiff and shiny qualities if you > >
> wet-iron it, to wit, iron it dry from a wet stage.
--- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, msgilliandurham wrote:
That helped, thank you for the clue (I'm in the baby-steps stage of
learning about linen).
> > Not that I don't have uses for it in its present state, but not
> >for 10 yards of it :-) (at $1.99 a yard, I kinda went overboard...)
> > Gillian Durham
--- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, Heather Murray <margaret@e...>
> ::snrk!:: You're talking to people who'll make houppelands and
> formal Rennaissance wear, any of which can take up to 15 YARDS of
> material for decently impressive volume. You've got good instincts,
> there. :)
> Margaret Northwode
Margaret, I stumbled over this website a couple of days ago (trying
to figure out if the 117" Alcega farthengale would be too large for
1560's middle class clothing) -- you may already know about it --
"How Much Is Enough?: Yardages Used in Late 16th Century Women's
Not only is it a useful page, you'll note that the file name can
either be read as "fab use" or "f[ab] abuse" (all unintentionally on
the part of the author, I'm sure ...)
- 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)