[Sca-cooks] Sweat shirts and sweat pants are an important addition to your wardrobe
david at vastrepast.com
Sat Aug 29 09:04:05 PDT 2009
I always have a pair of sweats for each family member in the garb box. They
are critical (under long tunics or scholars robes) when the weather turns
cold and rainy up here in An Tir (and it can turn quickly).
Obviously not so you can tell we are wearing them but they do help keep
things warm in a pinch.
If we are going to an event that we know is going to be cold we bring the
appropriate garb but for those emergency situations I have found them to be
excellent (especially with a 4 and 6 year old).
On 8/25/09 6:49 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 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
>> 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
>> about what is and is not appropriate/possible/workable. Blue jeans
>> right. out. even. if. you're. broke.
> 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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