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Re: [SCA Newcomers] 15th Century Undergarments for the Excessively Busty Woman

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  • Paige
    Mmmhmm...Like a back brace...Ouch. ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Message 1 of 6 , Aug 31, 2007
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      Mmmhmm...Like a back brace...Ouch.

      On 8/31/07, Elizabeth Cember <sapphire_chan@...> wrote:
      >
      > See, 36DD isn't that bad, but if we're taking like WapsiSquare size
      > (28G) that's a whole 'nother level of support.
      >
      > Elspeth
      >
      > I bring myself happiness by surrounding myself with beautiful things;
      > I bring myself joy by trying to see the beauty in all things.
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      > ----- Original Message ----
      > From: Paige <viltare@... <viltare%40gmail.com>>
      > To: scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com <scanewcomers%40yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Friday, August 31, 2007 2:03:57 PM
      > Subject: Re: [SCA Newcomers] 15th Century Undergarments for the
      > Excessively Busty Woman
      >
      > Sarah,
      >
      > There's really no delicate way to phrase this, but I've used the hemp
      >
      > cording method to good effect, and with a bra size of 36DD, that's a bit
      >
      > difficult to do. The first couple of bodices I made didn't work too well,
      >
      > but that was because of the pattern in which I put the boning. I'm sure
      >
      > that there are ladies besides myself who have had good results from this
      >
      > method. Zip ties work well, too.
      >
      > Paige
      >
      > On 8/31/07, Bulgarelli Maria <scarlettmb@sbcgloba l.net> wrote:
      >
      > >
      >
      > > I was going to say the same thing, Coblaith.
      >
      > >
      >
      > > Sarah, don't think that just because you have a large
      >
      > > bust, you can't make a gown that will hold you up. My
      >
      > > suggestion would be to try the styles that are similar
      >
      > > to the later Italian Ren styles. They have a more
      >
      > > rigid bodice. They actually flatten you out rather
      >
      > > than push you up.
      >
      > >
      >
      > > Maria
      >
      > > --- Coblaith Mhuimhneach <Coblaith@sbcglobal. net<Coblaith%40sbcglob
      > al.net>
      >
      >
      > > >
      >
      > >
      >
      > > wrote:
      >
      > >
      >
      > > > Sarah wrote:
      >
      > > > > I've chosen a time period to research for my
      >
      > > > persona-- early 15th
      >
      > > > > century in the Castile/Leon/ Portugal area. I'm
      >
      > > > looking at clothing
      >
      > > > > styles and wondering how on earth I'm going to be
      >
      > > > able to wear them.
      >
      > > > > You see, I'm one of the Blessed Ones of Boobula
      >
      > > > the Breast Fairy.
      >
      > > > > There's no way in hell I could go braless and let
      >
      > > > the dress hold me
      >
      > > > > up, because there isn't a dress in the universe
      >
      > > > that could do that.
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > I wouldn't be so sure about that. I haven't
      >
      > > > personally made one, but
      >
      > > > I've heard enough skilled clothes-makers assert
      >
      > > > their ability to
      >
      > > > support any bosom with a Gothic Fitted Dress to
      >
      > > > believe it must be
      >
      > > > possible. (And, of course, these dresses are from
      >
      > > > your chosen
      >
      > > > era--though I don't know whether they were worn in
      >
      > > > Iberia.) Some of
      >
      > > > them have cited past experiences with gals in the
      >
      > > > "Supersize" clothing
      >
      > > > size ranges (300 lbs. or more, and bust measurements
      >
      > > > over 50 inches).
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > The directions everybody seems to start with are
      >
      > > > those offered on the
      >
      > > > Cotte Simple website <http://www.cottesim ple.com>.
      >
      > > > Maybe somebody in
      >
      > > > your area (wherever that is. . .you didn't say) is
      >
      > > > experienced with
      >
      > > > these and can help you fit one. I'd ask on my local
      >
      > > > mailing list, were
      >
      > > > I you.
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > Coblaith Mhuimhneach
      >
      > > > Barony of Bryn Gwlad
      >
      > > > Kingdom of Ansteorra
      >
      > > > <mailto:Coblaith@sbcglobal. net <Coblaith%40sbcglob al.net>>
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > >
      >
      > >
      >
      > >
      >
      > >
      >
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