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« on: August 21, 2008 01:59:37 PM »

So I went crazy at SAS Fabrics By The Pound a while back, and I have about twenty yards total of three different flavours of black and red plaid that I have no idea what to do with. Any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2008 06:51:07 PM »

What about a dress to wear to the Renaissance Festival?
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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2008 09:10:42 PM »

Ooh, that would be awesome. I suspect it would take a fair amount of help from my mother, but would be so epically awesome as to be worth it Smiley Good idea!

All I can think of myself is pleated skirts, lol
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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2008 06:16:07 AM »

Plaid isn't really renaissance, unless you're making a kilt.   Tongue

A Victorian ladies' walking dress might be a more appropriate historical choice. 
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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2008 06:22:14 AM »

Are the Renaissance Festivals in your area historically accurate?  Around here, if you want historically accurate clothing, you'd join the Society for Creative Anachronism.  And then there would be an attempt at accuracy......

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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2008 06:18:11 PM »

I've been to a renfest once, and it was part of a girls chorus tour, and I was there in jeans Tongue As I recall it wasn't particularly historically accurate, though it was a few years ago (I wanna go againnnn~!)

It would make and awesome outfit for Loli though, and that wouldn't require new petticoats as I already have five of the correct length for loli dresses Cheesy

I have too many clothes -.-
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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2008 02:01:23 PM »

Less fun than a ren dress, but you could make a bunch of shopping bags.  I'm trying to get enough to have them stashed everywhere for when I need them.

Or, if you could make a cute little jacket with it for the fall.  I LOVE plaid jackets and you can wear them with jeans, so you'd probably get more wear out of it.  Huh, now I want to make one.
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« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2008 02:49:19 AM »

Here's what the three patterns look like, by the way. Ignore the yarn Tongue

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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2008 07:08:23 AM »

I like the idea of a jacket, but matching plaids with that many seams can be a pain.  I usually use them in skirts -- not only the pleated kind, but long walking skirts or hobble or trumpet shapes all look good.  A vest would be a nice option too.  Plaid is very hot this fall. 
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