[Sca-cooks] Twill weaves and garb, was Re: Substitute for Potatoes?

Saint Phlip phlip at 99main.com
Tue Aug 25 07:18:42 PDT 2009

Take a length of cloth, maybe 3 yards.
Fold it in half, across the width.
Make a neck hole, and baste it so it doesn't run.
Cut out the sides, leaving youyrself sleeves, and stitch up the seams.
Use trim around the neck hole to solidify your neck seams.

Basic T tunic. Can make it short (knee length) or long (ankle length).

Doesn't have to be fancy, and even _I_ can make one.

Have I mentioned I'm sewing impaired?

On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 9:49 AM, Judith Epstein<judith at ipstenu.org> wrote:
> On Aug 25, 2009, at 8:45 AM, S CLEMENGER wrote:
>> Everyone can afford garb.  My first attempts at SCA clothing came from
>> some
>> (really decent) white brocade curtains I salvaged from the back of the
>> Salvation Army.  (I made ItalianRen).  Unless you're doing some extensive
>> event like Pennsic, you actually only need a few outfits, depending on
>> local
>> weather.  Medievals (unless they were royals) hardly had a closet full of
>> stuff....Good clothing (in any time period) is an investment, but there
>> are
>> ways to be canny and clever about getting good quality....
>> I'm as dedicated to researching, developing, and recreating textiles and
>> their uses during various historical periods as most of the people on this
>> list are about food and medieval recipes.  So I can talk at great length
>> about what is and is not appropriate/possible/workable.  Blue jeans are
>> right. out. even. if. you're. broke.
>> --Maire
> Oh, agreed. Jeans or sweatpants don't belong, unless it's your first event,
> you can't sew, and you get there after Gold Key is closed, and even then,
> someone ought to take pity and loan you proper trousers.
> I can't sew, so I'm going to be buying my garb until I can learn how to make
> my own. I hope it's correct, but if it's not, them's the breaks -- again,
> until I can afford better and/or make my own. I did buy a sewing machine,
> and I thread it over and over to make sure I know how, but I've yet to try
> to sew anything on it. I did cut out a pattern for a long tunic, but I had
> these old scissors that have been cutting paper for about five years, so of
> course the  pattern was all distorted and wrong. I gave it to a friend who
> can actually sew, and I hope she makes something out of it. (Got the fabric
> for $2 at Salvation Army.) I think I'm going to need someone to come over
> and SHOW me what I'm doing wrong, and how to do something right, before I'll
> feel confident to try again.
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