Re: [SCA Newcomers] Questions
- This is a site that can get you off to a good start for selecting a name via culture.
Then follow it up by cross checking the name you selected in not already in use or registered.
Patterns are available at Walmart, local fabric stored, ebay, and thru certain online businesses gear toward the historical reproduction. Many other patterns are offered at some events. Now if your wanting documentation...Then Margo's patterns become an investment worth their weight in gold. Sadly--I only own one. But I made my one and only count.
Know if you aren't sure which way to go...then follow what most do. Look at various paintings.
I selected a dress that I found that captured what I wanted to portray. I asked a million and one questions, picked up book after book to find similar fashion of that dress. I looked into what cultures and times that wore that dress. Once I had it all narrowed down....I labored over names. Tried out a few before picking the one. Just prior to getting mom AOA I made a final decision on my name. At the moment, I'm in the registering my name and device stage.
I hope this helps!
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- gwyns_quest wrote:
> . . .where can I find patterns to make the clothing?Reconstructing History offers a very good intro to authentic medieval
clothing, with a pattern for "Your First Garb"
<http://www.reconstructinghistory.com/beginners/FirstGarb.html> that is
appropriate to almost all of Western Europe for almost all of the SCA
period (i.e., 600 to 1600 C.E.). As you develop your persona, you'll
be able to adjust it (make it tighter or looser, longer or shorter,
trim it in characteristic ways, choose characteristic colors and fabric
combinations, etc.) to more specifically reflect your chosen time,
place, and culture, but the basic garment given produces an excellent
general medieval look.
If you want to go very late in period (like, the last couple of
centuries of the S.C.A. millenium) and are taking on an Elizabethan,
German, Irish, or Polish persona, Reconstructing History's commercial
patterns might be a good choice. They're designed by the same
costumier who wrote the site, with an emphasis on authenticity and
Just to clarify: I have no relationship with the mentioned site or its
owner. My recommendations are based solely on my satisfaction with the
patterns from the site that I have used for my own family.
Barony of Bryn Gwlad