... on costume ideas for the tailor/merchant class character costume I would need for both SCA events, and for the tailoring shop I am hoping to do at certain ren-faires (no idea which ones yet). The issues tonight are... what types of fabrics do I use, and do I make it Henrician or Elizabethan?
The Fabric choices: ( Read more...Collapse )
If I make it Henrician: ( Read more...Collapse )
If I make it Elizabethan: ( Read more...Collapse )
For various reasons I am leaning more towards the Elizabethan style. I am getting tired of the Henrician era at this point, and there are only 2 events I might attend. Elizabethan seems to be simpler overall, the foresleeves would offer a variety of looks, and it isn't one that is seen in my area very much (at least, not yet). The question in either eras would still remain... what fabric to use for the kirtle... since most often that is what folks would see me wearing in the heat of the events, unless it was cool enough to wear the gown as I properly should. If only my area had the far lower temps of ol' England. The kirtle is also the garment I would have to make up first (besides a new smock).
Oye, it is late. Off to bed with me. Hopefully I can do more than musings and actually get creative soon.