A few questions on garb
- So I'm just getting involved with my local chaper of the SCA (Going to
a Newcomers meeting next month). I have a set of garb already - Shoes
and dress, so far. The dress is black, grey, white and red tartan,
with a red velvet stripe down the center. The shoes are old, plain
moccasins I found at a thrift shop and used some shoe shine to make
them look a bit worn. Now, my first question is on the rope belt on
the dress. The belt is white rope (I'm pretty sure it's a nylon
material). I read somewhere that white belts are reserved for
knights. Should I dye it? Or braid a new one, maybe?
Second question: I have really short hair for a girl, and I figure I'm
going to wear a veil or headpiece. Any design ideas? I just need
something simple. I saw something pretty in a book recently: It was
like a plain long cloth scarf, with a headband type thing to hold it in
place. Anyone have an idea on how to make something similar?
Any general advice on getting involved with the group is welcome as
well - I really need it. I'm in the East Kingdom.
- estanda_the_sim wrote:
> I have a set of garb already. . .The belt is white rope (I'm prettyThat's right.
> sure it's a nylon material). I read somewhere that white belts are
> reserved for knights.
> Should I dye it? Or braid a new one, maybe?Well, I wouldn't recommend you wear it as it is.
Nylon dyes pretty easily, and braided belts were worn in our period, so
either of those options would work.
You could also wear any plain leather belt you happen to have around.
Or put a simple buckle on a length of cotton webbing (like the stuff
pictured at <http://www.jontay.com/webbing/cottonwebbing.htm> and
<http://www.sirwebbing.com/ourCotton.shtml>). It's not authentic, but
it's unobtrusive (if you pick a reasonable color), inexpensive, and
widely available. (I can get it at my local fabric store for a dollar
or two a yard.)
> . . .I have really short hair for a girl, and I figure I'm going toIt sounds like a basic veil, worn with a fillet of some sort. Making
> wear a veil or headpiece.. . .I saw something pretty in a book
> recently: It was like a plain long cloth scarf, with a headband type
> thing to hold it in place. Anyone have an idea on how to make
> something similar?
one isn't difficult. It's just a piece of fabric with the edges
finished. I'd use a rolled hem, were it me.
Cynthia Virtue's got suggestions for a couple of simple ways to keep a
veil on on her site <http://www.sirwebbing.com/ourCotton.shtml>. You
might want to read that before you make one; it includes tips on shape
and materials, as well.
> Any general advice on getting involved with the group is welcome. .You can read more about your kingdom's customs at
> .I'm in the East Kingdom.
<http://www.schuldy.org/fieldguide.html>. It might help make you feel
more confident that you know what's going on around you.
Barony of Bryn Gwlad
Kingdom of Ansteorra