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auroravioletta
« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2007 05:28:20 AM »

Your dress is lovely!

Also, Craftster seriously needs more SCA representation.
(I am working on my first garb, but it is not nearly as purty as yours :-) )
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adjarv2
« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2007 06:02:56 AM »

I completely agree w/ needing more SCA representation.  I wish I could make pretty dresses like that for my period.  My husband and I are early early Norse, so the dresses (and all garb for that matter) can't be embellished upon too much. 

Really love the dress.
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silverstah
« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2007 10:02:52 AM »

adjarv2:  I've seen some really stunning examples of Norse garb - it seems that the important bit with that is the fabric chosen (really, really nice woolens and linens!) and doing some killer hand-embroidery.  My husband has a Viking persona, so I'm going to be tackling stuff for him this year.  We'll see how it goes. Smiley

auroravioletta:  I'll be happy to most more of my SCA stuff as I take pictures. Smiley  Just practice - you'll get better and better with each piece! Smiley

audsnico:  *hee* - I'd love to see a bias-cut plaid skirt for everyday wear.  That would ROCK!
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OhSweetNuthin
« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2007 07:22:16 AM »

Beautiful! I can only hope my GFD comes out this nicely. Well it won't be quite as nice since it'll just be solid green linen (it is BRIGHT though :3) but seeing how wonderfully your's turned out makes me want to get going on mine!
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lady fairington
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2007 09:05:49 AM »

wow, you look more spanish than i do and i'm spanish!!!

you look like a doll, great job!!! <3!
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« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2007 09:35:02 AM »

oh goodie another recreationist geek  Smiley.  With a lovely dress.

did you cut the solid on the bias as well?  it drapes very well.

Mieka
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silverstah
« Reply #26 on: December 08, 2007 08:45:32 AM »

Mikaiyawa: Yay! Smiley  thank you!  The solid was cut on the grain - it's a really soft 8 oz cotton twill that I ran through the wash a few times before cutting.  I know it's not historically accurate, but I ADORE cotton twill for garb.  It's just so freakin' STURDY. Smiley

lady fairington:  Hee - thank you! Smiley

OhSweetNuthin:  Oh, yay!  Please post your GFD when you're done with it - I'd love to see it. Smiley  Personally, I think this style is very pretty even in solids - my first one was just plain grey wool:

http://silverstah.com/grey_gfd.html

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« Reply #27 on: December 08, 2007 09:13:40 AM »

Mikaiyawa: Yay! Smiley  thank you!  The solid was cut on the grain - it's a really soft 8 oz cotton twill that I ran through the wash a few times before cutting.  I know it's not historically accurate, but I ADORE cotton twill for garb.  It's just so freakin' STURDY. Smiley

not everyone can afford heavy linen or is in a climate suited to most wool.  It Looks good, let the Laurels fuss the accuracy level.

Mieka
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silverstah
« Reply #28 on: December 08, 2007 09:56:42 AM »

not everyone can afford heavy linen or is in a climate suited to most wool.  It Looks good, let the Laurels fuss the accuracy level.

Actually, linen can be just as affordable as cotton twills or other garb-appropriate fabrics. Smiley  For instant gratification, I get most of my linens from here:

http://fabrics-store.com/

The quality is always excellent, and they have an awesome selection of colors.  I also keep an eye on http://www.fabric.com and http://www.fashionfabricsclub.com/ - they'll often have great deals, especially on 100% linen prints that are *perfect* for linings an interlinings. Wink 

As for woolens - yeah, they're dicier. Smiley  We have some cold-weather events here in North Carolina, so one good wool flannel gown is good to have on hand.  I wear my summerweight wool gabardine garb in 80-90 degree weather, though, and it's perfectly comfortable. Smiley 
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