RE: [SCA Newcomers] Huzahh, I Finished my first Tunic, and Cape
- Greetings group,
Well you have all given me great advice about fabrics and such. And I
understand about the look & feel of fabrics and the mundane necessities
we have around us. I will take all your advise and check out the fabric
stores, and look online as well.
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Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2007 2:29 PM
Subject: RE: [SCA Newcomers] Huzahh, I Finished my first Tunic, and Cape
One thing I want to emphasize strongly is that you don't need to buy
expensive fabrics made from all-natural fibers to look "Period". As
stated in the "Known World Handbook", page 38, under "Translating
Mundane Necessities into Medieval Grace", "Look for things made of
natural materials, or made to resemble them, [emphasis mine] like
...cloth that drapes well in soft, natural colors. It [again, emphasis
mine] doesn't matter if the metal is aluminum or the cloth polyester, as
long as the general appearance is right."
- --It's great that you were able to find many treasures to make your
garb with. A couple years ago through an associate,I was shown how to
make a t tunic dress with a couple different types of sleeves. I made
myself one and one for each of my daughters. My oldest daughter at
that time thought they were awesome.(We attended an event only this
one time)...... She is a very newcomer(2 weeks) to the whole SCA
thing that I didnt know until recently that she has been going to
meetings and fighter practice for archery. She quickly realized that
the type of sleeves of her dress got quite in the way of the bow
string. So off we go again to make a proper garb for her new
interest. We are hoping we have it sewn by Jan. 26th. Wish us luck.
Thanks .- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "George" <goakes@...>
> greetings group,
> This newcomer, has finished his first Tunic, and Cape. By cruzing
> thrift store, and the good will store, I was able to locate fabricon
> the cheap! A large round green tablecloth was easily turned into aplaid
> cape, and a Green cotton queen sized top sheet is the tunic. The
> fabric was a set of cloth curtains which I cut into strips for thetrim.
> A sewing machine found on Freecycle, and some thread, needle,
> and pins, from Michaels completed the list of items required tomake
> this garb. I posted pictures in the photos section, under Gavinfrom
> Kinkade's Tunic and Stuff
> I also made the Chainmaile coif last month by purchasing materials
> TheRingLord.com, I used Bright Aluminum for the coif so it wouldn'tbe
> to heavy, and hurt after a day of wearing.can
> Now to find some more period fabric...
> It is real simple once you get started, newcomers be not afraid!
> If a 40 year old man, who never used a sewing machine in his life
> make a tunic, so can you :)
> Peace all
> Gavin Kinkade
> Barony of Marcaster