Re: new, and need advice on wool.
- View SourceI'm not sure when the herringbone pattern was popular. Blue and black would probably be ok colors. Most of us in the SCA (being on a budget), use any colors that are not obviously modern such as ultra-bright or day-glo (though you can use brighter colors in silk, since it dyed brighter).
I wanted to point out that the pelicon is an overgarment, so don't forget a somewhat fitted tunic for underneath.
--- In SCA-Garb@yahoogroups.com, "authenticity77" <authenticity77@...> wrote:
> hello all, my name is rebecca, and i'm a (fairly new) lurker. i've been asked to join a number of friends at what they refer to as 'war' or 'great western'. i've never done anything with the SCA, and look forward to another reason to make a new costume. as for the time period, they told me to wear something 'pre-Shakespeare'. i have settled on what i have read to be a 'pelicon' or 'pelisse'. the following link is what i've collected as far as visiual resources.
> i've settled on the later styles (circa 1330s), but from what i've read, the term 'pelicon' probably just refers to a fur lined garment (they think).
> here are my questions...i am going for an upper class appearance. i've read that blue was a very common color, and the darker and richer it is, the more expensive. i've found a rich blue and black mini herringbone, 100% wool, tropical weight. would this be acceptable for the 1330s? or would i be better off getting the white and tan, ditto, and try dying it? and what are other common colors for the period? i've only seen them made in red (in manuscripts), and brown in Racinets illustration.
> secondly, is fact followed by a question. i live in the desert in southern California. i am in no way fur lining it. not even the hood. do i use a fur trim around the arm slits to suggest a fur lining? or just go without? and does anyone have any examples of the same style hood, but not lined with fur?
> any help/guidance is greatly appreciated! i've never done a gown from this early of a period (except that one toga party...) so i feel a bit like a fish out of water.
> again, thank you in advance, and sorry for the long windedness.