i have been inactive in the sca for several years due to location and lack of transportation. weight has nothing to do with that part. i moved to San Jose California. august 2011 and am finally getting things arranged so i can start getting active in the SCA again if i can get the transportation kinks worked out. that's mainly dependent of getting my powerchair working properly or replaced so i have more than a 3 mile range and getting things set up with para-transit services.
I am a large person in a power wheelchair though . due to my cronic gout and 2 dislocated knees i am unable to exercise or diet as dieting and burning body fat brings on major gout attacks.. 1 am 6'0" and 387 lbs which means standard patterns don't fit me or my body type. or the fact i am unable to stand or walk at all.. i am looking for court style clothing i can wear that don't require me to loose 200 lbs to get into. obviously tights and such are not flattering for someone my side and shape and a standard T-tunic etc gets caught in the wheels of my chair. I am looking for designs taken from painting or illustrations of someone sitting. period is mid 14th century. location is flexible as my persona is that of a traveling craftsman and merchant who travels all over Europe. the origin is 14th century welsh but there is nothing original for that particular region that i am aware of. . my peasant persona is a 4th century Welshman who's father was an armorer for the roman army who stayed behind when rome pulled out. he is the persona that i use when weaving chainmaille.
--- In SCA-Garb@yahoogroups.com, "Brian & Kathy (MKA)" <wardbk57@...> wrote:
> Greetings M'lord Myrddin,
> You don't say what part of the known world you are from, but I
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