[Ansteorra-Textiles] New to SCA making little girl outfit

Gail gailh at fanninelectric.com
Fri Dec 9 07:43:59 PST 2005

goot morning, Traci
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  Subject: Re: [Ansteorra-Textiles] New to SCA making little girl outfit

  ok so I have already taken the pattern apart so that the over dress is not
attached to chemise so just do the same thing for the apron.
  the chemise is "underwear" and while you can do all the needlework on it
you like, it usually isn't seen.  (although if you look at pictures and
paintings, you will see the overdress pulled up to show the underdress

  putting it on the ties is not a problem at all..

  and your saying just keep the apron to about to 3/4 to 1/2 way around the
front with the smocking lets say the babys hand width  so like 1-1/2 inches
down the front
  white on white so  maybe a simple cable stitch across the front?
  yes. this is what gets changed from day to day.  You might wear the same
dress for months, but change your chemise and apron as needed. (think about
washing without a washing machine.... ; )  after you have grown the flax,
processed it into linen thread, woven the fabric and then sewn it into a

  three rows max probably???

  Ok so one other question...

  when I do this should I leave the pleating thread in the back??  or take
it out and let the smocking embrodery hold the pleats together???
  its been a long time since I've done smocking...............but I think
I'd leave the pleating thread in, to provide support...

  Is there any tricks to attaching the ties to keep them from flatening the

  if I were adding ties, I think I'd just sew them to the edge of the apron.
I *think* thats what I remember my Mom doing

  I'm sure others will have better tips. Hope to meet you one of these days.
I'm in the northern Steppes (Dallas) area, and I'm a Steppes Nomad persona.
; )  that way I can get away with "jeans and a T"  (unless its formal, then
the "jeans" are leather or velvet and the "T" is silk.  I just don't like
having a corset dig me in the ribs...had enough of that when I was young in
the '50's.)



  embroidery at penpoint.biz wrote:
    Since children were dressed up like little adults, making a simple small
    apron for your child is very appropriate. It should have a simple band
    fabric that ties in back, and a cloth front attached to it. The cloth
    be as short as just below her knees, or as long as her skirts. The
    pleatwork was used to control the cloth at the top. When sewn into the
    apron strings, it should be between half to ¾ of the front view of the
    outfit. The embroidery on the pleats on an adult would be about a full
    hand width (scale down width to fit the child), then the balance of the
    fabric comes out of the pleats and completely covers the skirt on the
    bottom from the front view and even goes around a little on! the sides.

    If you would like more details, just let me know and I will try and dig
    out where to find pictures.

    Ever a Servant,

    Lady Prudence the Curious

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