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Re: [SCA Newcomers] problems obtaining garb of my own

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  • peachyfaun
    Many times in my modern sewing I have found sheets to be an economical solution. Now, after finding the SCA, I think it will be even more so! Keep an eye out
    Message 1 of 19 , Jul 16, 2006
      Many times in my "modern" sewing I have found sheets to be an
      economical solution. Now, after finding the SCA, I think it will be
      even more so! Keep an eye out for them at sales and auctions, too.
      You never know what you will find!

      --- In scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com, "Ameilia of Seawinds"
      <apr1358@...> wrote:
      >
      > I'm not much on sewing, but I found a generic-type pattern for a
      woman's
      > gown. For fabric, I took a couple of old sheets that were still in
      decent
      > shape and cut the pattern from them. The finished gown actually
      came out
      > very nice, and you'd never know the fabric used to be sheets. I
      used the
      > bigger sheet for the main body of the gown, and the smaller one
      for 'trim'
      > around the sleeves, hem, neckline and waist.
      >
      > I don't know if this will work for you or not, but I thought I'd
      mention it.
      > It fit into my budget, and if it hadn't come out well, I hadn't
      lost that
      > much in the way of money since I was using sheets that were no
      longer in use
      > for bedding. Also, now, when I can afford it, I can get better
      fabric and
      > feel I can make a new gown without ruining the more expensive
      material.
      >
      > In Service,
      >
      > Ameilia of Seawinds (still trying to find a name that can be
      registered)
      >
      >
      >
      > ----- Original Message ----- ,
      >
      > > my father has been in the sca for about 20 years but i have just
      > > recently become a member. for all events i have been to i have
      worn
      > > the same outfits with the exception of one gown which was a
      gift. i
      > > need to know where i can get fabric and patterns for me and my
      three
      > > kids and won't break the bank. please any suggestions from lords
      and
      > > ladies welcome.
      > >
      > >
      >
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