[Sca-cooks] Sweat shirts and sweat pants are an importantaddition to your wardrobe

Barbara Dodge awench1 at cox.net
Mon Aug 31 10:37:13 PDT 2009

For years I have used Scotchguard or some other water repellant that is safe 
for fabrics on the hems of my gowns, cloaks, and even the hems of pants. 
Spray the bottom 3-4 inches of the garment (be sure to follow manufacturer's 
instructions), and Ta-Da!  No wicking of moisture up your garment.  This is 
especially nice when stopping in the privy.  I'm sure most of you ladies 
have experienced the nasty sensation of wet skirts brushing up against the 
back of your legs, UGH!

Sorry, I just couldn't come up with any food tie-in.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Susan Lin" <susanrlin at gmail.com>
To: "Cooks within the SCA" <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2009 11:15 AM
Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Sweat shirts and sweat pants are an 
importantaddition to your wardrobe

> On Sun, Aug 30, 2009 at 7:13 AM, <bronwynmgn at aol.com> wrote:
>> I started making wool overgowns to go over my lighter weight clothes.
>>  Heavy wool repels water beautifully with no special treatment.  If it 
>> does
>> get wet, it still keeps you warm.
> Yes it does but my problem with a wool over dress or cloak is the wicking
> factor.  if you're sloshing around the water wicks right up to your knees
> and then nothing keeps you dry and warm.  The sweat pants can be hiked up 
> a
> little so as not to be subject to wicking.
>>  Wool socks are a godsend when your feet are wet; you feel the initial 
>> rush
>> of cold water but within a moment or two, it is hard to tell if your feet
>> are still wet because they are warm again.
> I agree - in the army I wore wool socks even though they dried out my skin
> and made me itchy - it was still better than blisters or other yucky foot
> things.
> Shoshanna
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