[Sca-cooks] Twill weaves and garb, was Re: Substitute for Potatoes?
susanrlin at gmail.com
Tue Aug 25 07:49:57 PDT 2009
Here's a website for a simple T tunic.
On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 8:18 AM, Saint Phlip <phlip at 99main.com> wrote:
> 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
> >> event like Pennsic, you actually only need a few outfits, depending on
> >> local
> >> weather. Medievals (unless they were royals) hardly had a closet full
> >> 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
> >> 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > to sew anything on it. I did cut out a pattern for a long tunic, but I
> > these old scissors that have been cutting paper for about five years, so
> > course the pattern was all distorted and wrong. I gave it to a friend
> > can actually sew, and I hope she makes something out of it. (Got the
> > 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
> > feel confident to try again.
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> Saint Phlip
> Heat it up
> Hit it hard
> Repent as necessary.
> It's the smith who makes the tools, not the tools which make the smith.
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