Re: [sig] Summerwear for Slavic Personas...
- Linen! Linen is your friend! Also very light cotton
- muslin or gauze.
I wear Kievan rus' year round. 95% of all my garb is
linen. If it's not linen, it's either cotton or wool
(except for a few court pieces in brocaded acetate).
I find that two layers - usually a sorochka and a
navershnik, is perfectly comfortable in summer, if
made from linen, or one light cotton and one linen.
I'll break out the heavier stuff in the evening.
As for headwear: being only engaged, not married ;) I
have some fudge room. I generally wear an extremely
light veil under a straw hat in summmer. the Veil is
an open-wave long cotton one I scored in the FL Keys
one vacation. The straw hat is a simple dome crown
with a wide brim. I've got irish blood and roceacea:
I go from white to BURN in point-nothing. The veil
and hat protect me. But I have been known to wear
regular hats - again, made only of linen - in summer.
I'm lucky: I have short, very fine hair, so I can wear
hats all year without discomfort.
I carry a nice big folding fan, and I have made a few
neckcoolers as well, but I haven't had to use any of
them yet. With the loose veil and broad brimmed hat,
I have shade with me at all times.
--- Jennifer Nelson Kemp <lady.ianuk@...> wrote:
> So, in the prep for pennsic I'm in a quandry. Due******************
> to the extreme heat
> we get in Atenveldt I tend to make hangerocks (the
> Viking apron dress)
> for summer wear versus my svistas, povoiniks and
> veils of my Rus
> persona. I'm calling out to all of the
> ladies...what do you do to
> beat the heat and still wear your wonderful Rus
> clothing? I'm looking
> at my fabric stash and feeling guilty that I'm
> pondering making more
> viking clothing than my Kiev or Novgorod Rus.
> Posadnitsa Ianuk, OL
> Baroness of Tir Ysgithr, Atenveldt
Posadnitsa Sfandra Dmitrieva Chernigova
KOE, Maunche, Apprentice to Maitresse Irene LeNoir
Haus Von Drakenklaue
Kingdom of the East
Never 'pearl' your butt.