[NR] Simple Size Question
morgancain at earthlink.net
Wed May 30 11:08:19 PDT 2001
At Warlord this weekend, a merchant had some really nice leathers (colors and everything). I wanted to buy some to make boots and sandals, since mine are pretty worn (the sandals actually fell apart irreparably during the event). I have been making do with store-boughten boots, which are not perfect but they FIT. (Aoibheann! Make Grimwulf stop laughing! Yes, much of the time I wear cowboy boots, especially when waterbearing.)
However, I realized I have NO idea how much leather to get. I could just wrap the pieces around and make a guess, but there should be something more scientific. There don't seem to be any bootmakers handy-by in our Barony, so knowing that there are some on these two lists, I figured I'd ask for help.
How does someone figure out how much to get? I just want plain, early-period, no-pointy-toe, basic boots. I know that buying "off the rack" is easy, but it's hard to do with my feet.
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