whether it's a period color or not(and I would think it is) I would
vote for aubergine. You sound like you must have somewhat the
coloring I have(instead of getting my mom's nicely olive complection,
I just got a sallow look) and I must say, the plummy purples look
fantastic on me and will be the color of my next project. Yellows
and pastels make me look mostly dead. Of course, what I'm doing with
6+ yards of light blue/grey/white brocade, I'm not sure but it looked
so nice and was so cheap....
--- In SCA-Garb@y..., "Isobael de Muirhede" <sahara-al-shaira@e...>
> I'm biting the bullet. One step closer to making garb.
> I've downloaded, filched, copied, stole patterns/diagrams from the
> and have them burned on a CD, ready to take them to my dad's where
> make copies of them and slip them into a notebook.
> I have two ways here...Bliauts over a kirtle/chemise, and/or
Persian with a
> long, loose tunic and an open long coat, broached at the waist, and
> Now...I am trying to decide on the proper/appropriate colors for
> and bliaut. I'm gazing at www.fabric-store.com and the linin there,
> compiling a list of colors I both like and would think be available
> The list is: French Grey, Currant, Mahogany, Posy, Wild Cherry,
> Isle, Old Rust, and Aubergine.
> Not too wild of colors...pastels look crappy on me...and with the
> chemise, I am going to have to wear a darker colored bliaut or else
> going to look very washed out yellow...(the curse of being a half
> and very pale skin).
> Are the colors I have listed "proper" colors? Also, a white
> not have been white as we know it, would it? Did they have bleach
> then? or would it have been closer to a pale cream?
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