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In addition to providing clean clothes, linen could also be employed to cleanse the body actively. Over the years I have been asked about a variety of problems within the historical costuming - and how to avoid them.
Heraldry for Kids has a range of FREE activty sheets and loads of information on Heraldry, Knights and Heraldry symbols and terms. Someone suggested to me that for one of my posts I should examine the historical accuracy of costumes from movies set in the medieval era. A short note on wool –  nowadays we  associate it with winter coats etc, and think it is just too hot to wear. Choosing a right fabric can be a real maze –  so if you are starting your costuming adventure it can be intimidating. I have used and can recommend the Tudor Tailor Patterns, Truly Victorian, and some Reconstructing History ones. As for sewing per se, you can go authentic and sew everything by hand ( at least until the sewing machine arrives in the 19th century) – and I do like making my own clothes this way.
And the dress and the fabric is just a small part –   you will need shoes, accouterments, bling, headgear, retinue, weaponry, even a horse ( a wealthy knight without a horse and a squire? But generally, if portraying wealth, the fabric, the cut, the layers, the jewelley – everything needs to be there to form the right impression. Most people say the cost is too high – they want to be royalty but cannot afford the fur, silk, bling.
Again,  a very popular mistake, and  one that is very easy to spot…   Fortunately it doesn’t take a lot to rectify that – there are ways to use make up suitable for the portrayed century, ditto with hair – and it is not very pricey:-). It doesn’t really matter if you are married or not,  you can choose the suitable fashions for either -but if you are portraying a married woman, a widow, a young maiden – make sure you wear styles, hair, accessories etc suitable to their status and age. Also, maybe a bit harsh, but  act your age… if you can pass for 25 when 35 – fantastic, good for you! Yes, we all need to eat -if you have modern food, cover it with a piece of linen, and eat discretely, away from the public. A tricky this one – but at least we can do is to try to behave in a way our character would. The behaviour towards public counts too –  even if you are not working, and re-enacting is your hobby, if you are  interacting with the public simply be polite – it is difficult at times, but one sarky word or inappropriate remark can taint the experience and the whole community.
Utterly unforgivable, if you are paid to do the job – but in my books it is just as bad  if you are just swanning around a country house in a posh frock being Anne Boleyn, or Jane Austen, looking good ( though regrettably most often not – somehow the lack of knowledge goes together with the rayon brocades) but being unable to interact with the public. And so,  research, study and learn –  that’s the part I love about my job, you never stop learning!
Well, that is all at the moment, will no doubt add more bits  if I can think of more – feel free to suggest more point here too!
Pants, knickers etc – up to you,  ladies, most of the events we do not display such items publicly so  up to individual preferences. CUSTOM MADE & DESIGN and other trademarks, service marks, and designs are the registered or unregistered trademarks of CustomMade, Inc.
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You have 28 days, from receipt of cancellable goods, to notify the seller if you wish to cancel your order or exchange an item. Read more about our returns policy.Should you choose to return or exchange your order you will need to deliver the item(s) to the UK, where this seller is based. All wood surfaces are either painted or waxed for extra protection but it's important to protect your furniture from hot dishes, liquid spills or pen marks with a cloth or mat. I have been re-enacting even longer - my first gig was in 1997 if I remember well, and I got into costume making almost straight away. Here are ten free MOOCs (Massive open online courses) that you can take between April and June 2015, which take a look at topics such as Roman archaeology, medieval manuscripts, the Trojan War, and Norse sagas. They do make nice clothes that look good from a distance, can be washed frequently and are cheap – but will not pass muster if you plan be be doing a high quality living history stuff. It is marginally cheaper, but  for a few quid worth of savings you get a lower quality cloth that will not last that long. But there are lots of kinds of wool, different weights and textures and there are lovely soft lightweight woolen cloths that  make fantastic summer kirtles, gowns, doublets etc. Best way forward , simply ask reliable people – it is much better to seek advice before splashing gazillions of pounds on silk velvet for a 9th century gown; or an expensive chenille cloth for a medieval robe……. Obviously there were several different variations of many garments and claiming that there is just one proper pattern for a doublet, codpiece, bliaut or sack gown is a bit silly – especially in the periods when information like publicly accessible patterns was non -existent.
There is nothing sadder than a queen walking alone in a skimpy polyester dress and sneakers. If you prefer sitting in the corner and quietly  polishing your sword, tending the pot etc – that is all fine, you don’t have to be the main public entertainer all the time ( unless you were hired to do exactly that).
In majority of cases historical interpretation is  there to entertain – but also to educate. Unless your assets are the perfect perky apple shape, you will need some help to achieve the look. I am 34 F, so can only dream of the high perky assets, but the fit of the kirtle provides enough support to keep things in place, contained and comfortable. The solid timber legs have been tapered and carefully splayed on a 17deg angle making it very comfortable to sit at. The wanted some original and custom for their home.This table is made out of Poplar wood, and then stained with dark walnut. The plans admit a diagram and examples for determinant proper peg meridian to ensure that snarf action is not restricted.
With this piece, we broke the mould and forayed into traditional design, whilst retaining an industrial edge.
Clean using a soft dry lint free cloth, followed by a wax based furniture polish then buff dry. I  recommend them for folks doing horsey displays  – nobody fingers their gowns for fibre content ( ( rarely  re-enactors, to be fair, – but public members do that a lot, invited or not! Poly taffetas may be cheaper than proper silk- but not only look plastic, they feel like wearing a plastic tent too – or a mobile sauna, as poly fabrics do not breathe – a nightmare in the summer!
As a natural fabric, wool breathes well, is non sweaty and nice to touch – and since it is worn on a chemise, it is not itchy or unpleasant in any way.
Still, folks tried to achieve the fashionable look in whichever way they could; and so can we. I offer my clients different levels of finish – from modern ( still minimal machine stitching used, but may be visible at a very close distance),  the golden middle ( inside seams machine, all finish by hand etc)  to complete authentic for the period.
Today it is not much different – if you want to portray a posh persona, be prepared to  dig into your pocket. I do understand that sometimes it is not possible, but if it is,  there is nothing cuter than  lads in tunic and hose, playing with wooden swords, or a little girl  dressed in a lovely frock learning her first stitches. Eating a big magnum and chatting on a phone sticking from under your gable hood is a no – no.


For some people it takes time to overcome their shyness, and talk to strangers without problems ( it is in a way a public speaking thing and many folks dread it). So if you are at an event and dressed up – people assume that you know what you are talking about.
True, I was lucky – my first contact with historical interpretation was  guys from Past Pleasures, and after spending a summer travelling with them, observing knights at work at the Tower of London, or strolling alongside 18th century clad characters during the Pantiles festival at Tunbridge Wells, you do learn a bit.
If there is even a glimpse of cleavage, it is a glimpse – but most often even that is covered.
Still, a glimpse of the leg would be  highly unusual unless you are a field labourer, so if you are not flashing your ankles too much and nobody inspects your hosiery, you will be fine with longer cotton socks in muted colours . The boned,stiffened kirtles and later stays were there to smooth the contours of the body, provide the support and contain your assets. The table top is 20mm thick and each piece of timber comprising the top has been meticulously hand chosen.
Results i XV of two dozen The best selection of how to articles design plans videos and tips on Found across a range of furniture styles tapering legs are popular. This silver art deco conceit rests on fateful legs has a triple Lucy in the sky with diamonds mirror. This full bodied coffee table is constructed entirely of reclaimed oak and capped with American walnut. I  base my patterns on existing examples, paintings etc showing the seams – and experimenting to achieve the right look and shape – but there are some  historical patterns ( or books with patterns) that can start you on  a right path. So do your research for the character and for generic period – and by research I do not mean Philippa Gregory’s  ( and other historical fiction) books. Yes,  it may not be visible much – or at all, but it will make a dramatic difference in how you wear your kit.
If more support is necessary, you can bind your breast with straps of linen – it does offer a bit of support and for some looks ( Italian 15 the cent)and  it  does provide the perfect means to achieve the silhouette. The timber rails attaching the legs have been fully half housed ensuring optimal strength.
Later on commandment American history to 8th graders for angstrom few eld I’ve developed this webpage atomic number 49 the hopes that it tail aid get-go year. But if you are close and personal, with people talking to you about what you wear,  it is nice to show at least some hand finish ( hand woven braids instead of cheap sari trims on medieval garments, hand stitched eyelets or buttonholes) at least on the outside.
Middle class is  both more practical, comfortable and affordable – and can be very pretty  – and there is a lot of scope to show off your sewing skills too. Entertaining they may be, and they do have a place in sparking an interest – but do follow up with proper research before  the event. When told that for Christmas party I need to have a medieval gown, I had at least some vague idea where to look for sources ( well before the internet era!) and  came up with a dress. Sign Up Save multiple products to your wishlists Organize your wishlists by room, style, and more Share your wishlists with friends, family, or everyone Account Sign In New Customer?
It was awful – cotton velvet, lacing at the back, no overgown –  but it was a sensation, mostly because I wore proper headwear- veil, fillet, barbette and wimple. Matthew the Apostle Burak Solutions for the Professional 303 CSF Fluted Country Sheraton Stretcher draw a blank Coffee tabulate Leg. I used these legs to construct the Restoration Hardware Inspired 1900s Boulangerie Table from The intent Confidential. My all time favourite is a portrayal of a middle class lace maker – I get to demonstrate a rare skill and people are far less intimidated ( a full on royalty can be a bit too much for some), and are interested in what I am making –  so great discussions usually follow.
Now,years later, I have been running my professional costuming and interpretation business for a few good years, turning a hobby and passion into a profession.



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