Progress report/ Irish garb
- Hi again,
Remember me? I was the girl having trouble finding out about Irish garb and
personas. After some major frustration, I was finally able to get a lot
more information after learning about clans in the SCA.
Has anyone worked from the patterns now available on the reconstructing
history site? I'm referring specifically to this one:
(http://www.reconstructinghistory.com/patterns/index.html#Irish) (Shinrone gown and leine). I'm sure that with the
help of my mother, who is a very good seemstress, it won't be terribly hard
to make. However, I'm concerned about the comfort of the garb. For example,
the long, hanging sleeves of the leine/chemise...don't they get in the way
during certain activities (if you use a sword, or cook...?)
Progress report: I have a chance to hear Kass McGann speak, the lady that
runs the Reconstructing History site page (she'll be speaking in New Jersey next
week). I'm joining her mailing list, and was also able to find and connect
with some Irish clans that are part of the SCA in other areas.
Anyway, thanks everyone, for your help so far, and if anyone has purchased
or used those patterns yet, I'd really appreciate the feedback!
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