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Topic: [ACCEPTED - COSTUMES] A New Ren Faire Board?!?  (Read 12422 times)
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« Reply #40 on: March 27, 2006 11:46:28 AM »

Modified length (from just under crotch length down to floor length) I've added width, by adding gores (center front, back and sides) and by swinging the side seams out.  I've modified the sleeves, from no sleeve to elbow length to long, I've done hanging sleeves (bell, angel wing and straight falls) and adulterated the necklines from the two options in the pattern.

The sleeves from the houpelande pattern will go right in the armholes of the tunic pattern, so some of the fancier dagged shapes can be transfered from one to the other with no other modifications other than matching sizes.

I've done them in several variations of patri color as well, but that's adding a seam or two at most.

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« Reply #41 on: April 04, 2006 02:15:52 AM »

Cool - all those changes sound good Cheesy  I'm thinking about a long tunic for summer wear as the August game should be a warm one!

I'm looking at getting the houpelande and cotehardie patterns, as I like them.  I think my only criticism is that the tissue paper is very thin!

ALso, this Friday, I'm off to my local theatre's costume shop, to have a look through their Sale racks - I hope I can score some kit for a new system I'm playing in, where I'm either being a C17th french noble or a pirate!
I can't wait!  Cheesy
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« Reply #42 on: April 04, 2006 06:45:36 AM »

I trace everything out onto cheap butcher paper.  I don't cut any of the patterns out (to many sizes and styles overlapping)  The sad thing is their tissue is a bit heavier than most of the commercial (Simplicity etc) patterns.

have fun rummaging... Grin

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« Reply #43 on: April 04, 2006 06:53:31 AM »

*grins*  I trace things off onto brown paper, likeparcel packingpaper, as that's what i can get here in the UK.  I was just worried that it would tear while I was clambering over it to cut it out - my only cutting surface is my livingroom floor, and the main tunic pattern sheet filled the floor.

I'm glad I traced this one, as my boyfriend now wants one of the tunics, and he's a mens XL, so I can reuse all of the pattern.

I'm really looking forward to Friday now - I'll let you know if I have any finds!  Cheesy
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« Reply #44 on: June 06, 2006 09:23:59 AM »

I think that's a good idea. Maybe "crafting for historical events" or something, so it doesn't have to be JUST for this era. Reinactments are done for the Victorian, Edwardian, etc., eras, too.

I agree that a board for "crafting for historical events" would be a great idea and it could encompass costuming/clothing as well as other crafts.There are lots of recreation societies out there and they differ greatly on how "authentic" their crafted items are (I belong to the Society for Creative Anachronism and even within that group there is much variety). It would be great to have a board where medievalists, civil war reinactors, renn faire enthusiasts, etc could all gather to post tips and techniques and cool completed projects.
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« Reply #45 on: June 17, 2006 05:38:54 AM »

This would be great to have.
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« Reply #46 on: June 22, 2006 06:31:56 PM »

I know there is loads of Renn/Med./RP threads on here and it would be great to have them in one place!
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« Reply #47 on: July 05, 2006 05:11:55 AM »

So, if we had one, where would it fit in the craftster heirarchy?  As a separate board in itself?  As a part of the clothing or miscellaneous boards?
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« Reply #48 on: July 05, 2006 05:20:23 AM »

Ooh - forgot to mention for people in the UK that the East Anglia Medieval Fayre is in Bury St Edmunds on the 15th & 16th of July:

http://www.east-anglian-medieval-fayre.co.uk/

There will be jousting and tourneys, lots of craft demos and markets including my favourite supplier of linen and wool - Bernie the Bolt.  I'll be there!
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« Reply #49 on: July 05, 2006 05:33:55 AM »

So, if we had one, where would it fit in the craftster hierarchy?  As a separate board in itself?  As a part of the clothing or miscellaneous boards?

I think under the clothing board.  as that is where a large chunk of the board would be from.  Most of what re-creationists need is sewn or knitted.  Yes, there are "hard goods" like dinner wear, cooking gear and camp gear but the usual first critical is clothing.

I don't think a separate board is going to happen (to much work) as there would be some serious duplications if the Mods went that way.  And new folks would wind up posting in the wrong place or in both forums just to "get an answer quicker"

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