Winter Wardrobe WAS Greetings!
- On 12/21/05 5:59 PM, "Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com"
> Message: 1Layers are your friend -
> Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 14:08:39 -0800
> From: Cynthia J Ley <cley@...>
> Subject: Re: Greetings!
>> I find myself in the unenviable position of being best-friends with
>> the new
>> Baroness of Caer Galen (Boulder, CO); ergo, I am the new baronial
>> seamstress. She prefers tunics and cotehardies for garb. My
>> question is
>> this, is cotton flannel period for those types of garments? She is
>> to wool, so that is out as an option for winter garb.
Start with a linen Chemise, or 5. You won't regret it, trust me.
Linen or silk Kirtle next
Linen or silk Cotehardie (or brocade even)
If you make a hood to keep the back of her neck covered, she will be warmer.
Don't forget her legs: Stockings or some kind of hose.
On the cost of fabric:
Linen - www.fabric-store.com $5-7/ yd
Silk - www.silkconnection.com - spun silk taffeta $6/yd (good for top
layer), silk broadcloth $8/yd. Both in white but dyes like a dream.