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  • peneth4
    Hi There is an ebay seller who has a number of gowns for sale that I like the look of but am unsure how authenticly medieval they are. Would appreciate some
    Message 1 of 4 , Apr 3 4:40 AM
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      Hi

      There is an ebay seller who has a number of gowns for sale that I like the look of but am unsure how "authenticly medieval" they are.

      Would appreciate some feedback on how close they are to the real thing. The links are:

      http://myworld.ebay.com.au/your_dressmaker_medieval/

      Specifically Item numbers 220579689100 and 300413437539

      Many thanks for any assistance you can give me.

      Merewenne verch Neste
    • bronwynmgn@aol.com
      Message 2 of 4 , Apr 3 10:28 AM
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        <<Hi

        There is an ebay seller who has a number of gowns for sale that I like the look of but am unsure how "authenticly medieval" they are.

        Would appreciate some feedback on how close they are to the real thing. The links are:

        http://myworld.ebay.com.au/your_dressmaker_medieval/

        Specifically Item numbers 220579689100 and 300413437539

        Many thanks for any assistance you can give me.

        Merewenne verch Neste>>

        Not medevally authentic in any way.

        A good rule of thumb is anyone who uses the name of more than one fashion age in the name of a garment, and doesn't give an exact date or place, is NOT selling authentically styled clothing.

        This seller lists Civil War Medieval Gothic LARP and Renaissance all for the same dress. There is no way it can be all of those things.

        Describing a gown as "Medieval Celtic" means nothing. The two terms cover hundreds of years and a multitude of areas and cultures that had different clothing styles.

        If looking for authentic styles, the seller would be saying "1470's French gown based on illumination in the Hours of the Duc de Berry" or something similar, and hopefully have a picture of what they are basing it on as well so you can see how close they got.

        Brangwayna Morgan
        Shire of Silver Rylle, East Kingdom
        Lancaster, PA








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      • Labhaoise
        Give the seller credit, she lists as Theatrical two piece.... the original if there were one would be a different quality and far more parts! Labhaoise
        Message 3 of 4 , Apr 3 12:06 PM
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          Give the seller credit, she lists as Theatrical two piece.... the original if there were one would be a different quality and far more parts!
          Labhaoise

          > Merewenne verch Neste>>
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          > Not medevally authentic in any way.
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          > A good rule of thumb is anyone who uses the name of more than one fashion age in the name of a garment, and doesn't give an exact date or place, is NOT selling authentically styled clothing.
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          > This seller lists Civil War Medieval Gothic LARP and Renaissance all for the same dress. There is no way it can be all of those things.
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          > Describing a gown as "Medieval Celtic" means nothing. The two terms cover hundreds of years and a multitude of areas and cultures that had different clothing styles.
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          > If looking for authentic styles, the seller would be saying "1470's French gown based on illumination in the Hours of the Duc de Berry" or something similar, and hopefully have a picture of what they are basing it on as well so you can see how close they got.
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          > Brangwayna Morgan
          > Shire of Silver Rylle, East Kingdom
          > Lancaster, PA
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        • David Backlin
          ... From: peneth4 To: Sent: Saturday, April 03, 2010 6:40 AM Subject: [SCA Newcomers] Need some advice
          Message 4 of 4 , May 4, 2010
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            ----- Original Message -----
            From: "peneth4" <frasercp@...>
            To: <scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com>
            Sent: Saturday, April 03, 2010 6:40 AM
            Subject: [SCA Newcomers] Need some advice


            > Hi
            >
            > There is an ebay seller who has a number of gowns for sale that I like the
            > look of but am unsure how "authenticly medieval" they are.
            >
            > Would appreciate some feedback on how close they are to the real thing.
            > The links are:
            >
            > http://myworld.ebay.com.au/your_dressmaker_medieval/
            >

            Sorry for the late response, but I noticed the items are made in Thailand.
            I've known a few people who have ordered similar items and have reported
            so-so quality for items made in China or Thailand.

            My own (perhaps slightly biased) suggestion would be to check some SCA
            dressmakers:
            -Barbs Garb
            -Briar Patch Garb
            -Neverland Designs
            -THLJudith (on e-bay)




            THL Edrei the Quiet
            Merchant and Adventurer
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