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by And So To Bed
Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Edwardian Sewing Patterns
Replies: 0
Views: 2235

Edwardian Sewing Patterns

Century Patterns do nice paper sewing patterns for early Edwardian (1900 to 1910) women's underwear and outerwear. Reliable patterns that go together well and are fairly easy to use with helpful instructions and modern pattern markings. The historical notes are very good. UK-based Ebay seller with s...
by And So To Bed
Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:13 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Looking for a belt for a Burgundian Gown
Replies: 2
Views: 2824

Re: Looking for a belt for a Burgundian Gown

Not sure if these are wide enough but try Lionheart Replicas in the UK https://www.lionheartreplicas.co.uk/ , Bayley Heritage Castings in the UK http://bayleyheritagecastings.co.uk/bronze_buckles_2.html , Fettered Cock Pewters in the US http://www.fetteredcockpewters.com/ or Bractea in Poland http:/...
by And So To Bed
Fri May 06, 2016 1:27 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: New book on seventeenth century corsetry
Replies: 2
Views: 3934

Re: New book on seventeenth century corsetry

Did this book ever make it into print? It's listed on many bookselling sites but I've never seen a copy for sale?
by And So To Bed
Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WWI Knitting, Military and Civilian
Replies: 0
Views: 1756

WWI Knitting, Military and Civilian

Hope it's OK to crosspost, but not everyone looks at all the different boards. The last two papers are specific to WWI, Forces and civilian. The Knitting History Forum 2014 Conference is on Saturday 8th November at the London College of Fashion . Speakers this year are confirmed as Angharad Thomas –...
by And So To Bed
Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Knitting History Conference Saturday 8th November 2014
Replies: 0
Views: 1485

Knitting History Conference Saturday 8th November 2014

The Knitting History Forum 2014 Conference is on Saturday 8th November at the London College of Fashion . Speakers this year are confirmed as Angharad Thomas – Textile Archivist for Knitting and Crochet Guild - “Piecing Together a History of Two-colour Knitted Gloves – from medieval times to the pr...
by And So To Bed
Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: over kirtle question
Replies: 1
Views: 1612

Re: over kirtle question

That really depends on what period and region the kirtle is meant to be from, the social class you are portraying and where you want the lacing. Is this kirtle the kind that goes over a petticoat with a bodice, or is the kirtle the foundation garment itself?
by And So To Bed
Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor Cap Knitting Workshop 15th March 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 2370

Re: Tudor Hat Knitting Workshop 15th March 2014

Don't forget the Tudor Merchant's Knitted Cap Workshop this Saturday 15 March 2014 at the London College of Fashion. You can book a place even if you are not a member. Tickets cost £15 for Knitting History Forum members or £20 for non-memb...ers. Yarn and patterns are supplied so this is a great opp...
by And So To Bed
Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:43 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor Cap Knitting Workshop 15th March 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 2370

Re: Tudor Hat Knitting Workshop 15th March 2014

Bumping up in case anyone's missed this. Fantastic opportunity to learn Tudor Cap knitting at a really affordable price. Bring your own double pointed needles and stitch markers (use contrast yarn if you're on a budget). The price of yarn appears to be included in the ticket!
by And So To Bed
Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor Cap Knitting Workshop 15th March 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 2370

Tudor Cap Knitting Workshop 15th March 2014

The Knitting History Forum is hosting a one-day workshop on knitting a Tudor Merchant's Hat. Saturday 15 March,10:45am - 4:30pm at the London College of Fashion . 11:00am Tutor Gary Hayton will discuss stitch type and tension, felting the hat, sampling and the basic structure and shaping of knitted...
by And So To Bed
Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Looking for guidance Late 18C male worker
Replies: 15
Views: 4255

Re: Looking for guidance Late 18C male worker

And I know this is annoying grumpy old git territory but it has to be said. It's so disappointing someone posted a download link to a book which is in copyright in the US and most of Europe including Russia. Norah Waugh put a lot of hard work into her books and there are still people alive who knew ...
by And So To Bed
Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Looking for guidance Late 18C male worker
Replies: 15
Views: 4255

Re: Looking for guidance Late 18C male worker

The short jacket is the most likely option. Kannik's Korner do a men's 1770-1800 short jacket pattern based on their own research of original garments and pictures. It must be sold by someone in the UK, I've seen copies floating around at a couple of fairs in the last year or two.
by And So To Bed
Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Looking for guidance Late 18C male worker
Replies: 15
Views: 4255

Re: Looking for guidance Late 18C male worker

What about sewing patterns; where could I get them that's not from the states? Petty Chapman do some suitable C18 and Napoleonic patterns and they're fairly easy to get hold of in the UK eg Caliver Books etc. Kannik's Korner do more detailed patterns for men's shirt, trousers, slops and short jacke...
by And So To Bed
Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Edwardian Ensemble - Help Needed
Replies: 17
Views: 4721

Re: Edwardian Ensemble - Help Needed

You can buy multi-size historical patterns for Edwardian underwear on eBay that would be right for your period. A UK seller so they'll be quick. They also sell reproduction type vintage patterns but it doesn't look like there's any repros for 1900s yet. Not cheap but great value if accuracy is your ...
by And So To Bed
Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sources for C16 Wool and Shirt Linen
Replies: 2
Views: 2062

Re: Sources for C16 Wool and Shirt Linen

Thanks for that. Any thoughts on where to find linen?
by And So To Bed
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sources for C16 Wool and Shirt Linen
Replies: 2
Views: 2062

Sources for C16 Wool and Shirt Linen

I'm sewing for a little girl who needs a shirt petticoat (hopefully scarlet, maybe flannel-weight) and a gown that's a little thicker but not heavy (she'll be six months!). But I haven't had any luck finding the right materials. I couldn't get to TORM and there doesn't seem to be well-woven linen th...
by And So To Bed
Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:02 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wools
Replies: 17
Views: 6417

Re: Wools

Dathi wrote:Another nice one to know is Kochan & Phillips.

Do you know if there's a direct UK source for Kochan & Phillips? Or are these only available from the US, which is weird because they're woven here aren't they?
by And So To Bed
Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1940s lingerie
Replies: 6
Views: 2194

I am not aware of any commercial concern in the UK which regularly sells handsewn "soft silk" underwear, particularly reproduction lingerie and loungewear of the 1930s-1940s. Please let me know if you find any companies that do. 'What Katie Did' certainly doesn't and I speak as an occasion...
by And So To Bed
Sun May 03, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Landsknecht soldier clothing
Replies: 4
Views: 2556

General landsknecht links here Costume summary in bulleted list with bibliography and an example of a waffenrock (useful costume links and sources towards the bottom of the page). For ready-to-use patterns try the range from Reconstructing History. They do women, men's wams, waffenrock, hose and oth...
by And So To Bed
Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:03 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Things that make you go '!'
Replies: 141
Views: 17339

People who insist on doing aristocratic roles on screen or at events when they don't have the correct posture (almost more noticeable than dress in previous eras), or any manners to speak of, and for later periods, totally inappropriate accents. People who do gentry and middle-class roles who are in...
by And So To Bed
Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:58 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Worsted Braid
Replies: 9
Views: 2198

That's interesting. I think 100m of any one colour may be rather more than he needs but I'll ask.

Do you know how much a plain braid/lace costs in general?
by And So To Bed
Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Worsted Braid
Replies: 9
Views: 2198

Thanks for replying. It's for waistbands (the kind which run off into tying tapes), bindings and sleeve trim. That's why he wants the two different widths. And its meant to be orfentic so he doesn't want to use cotton, but thanks so much for offering. Wyedean (nearly typed Wyedale!) look fantastic! ...
by And So To Bed
Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:08 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Worsted Braid
Replies: 9
Views: 2198

Worsted Braid

Is worsted braid available in the UK? I mean the pure wool herringbone weave tape traditionally known as 'lace' in military/livery uniforms. I'm asking on behalf of a friend who's looking for dark red, burgundy, cream, black or beige braid in 1/2" and 1inch widths. I don't think I've seen that ...
by And So To Bed
Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:29 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 1700s Furniture
Replies: 5
Views: 4131

Sorry for delay in replying - been offline thanks to dear old BT. History In The Making? I didn't realise they go that late. Wish I'd thought about it before TORM :roll: This is the sort of stuff I'm looking for. Er, maybe not quite as grand as Ham House, but it's more decorative than earlier 17th c...
by And So To Bed
Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:53 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 1700s Furniture
Replies: 5
Views: 4131

1700s Furniture

Does anyone know where in the UK or EU to buy furniture and boxes suitable for late C17th to early C18th? There's something of a jump from Tudor and Elizabethan to mid-18th century makers, and the bit inbetween seems to have been left out. At some point I really want to find a source for repro Engli...
by And So To Bed
Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:50 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 17th Century Furniture and Woodwork
Replies: 1
Views: 1911

17th Century Furniture and Woodwork

Does anyone know where in the UK or EU to buy furniture and boxes suitable for C17th? There's something of a jump from Tudor and Elizabethan to mid-18th century makers, and the bit inbetween seems to have been left out. At the moment I'm really looking for ECW-appropriate, but in the long-term I'd l...
by And So To Bed
Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume Quotes
Replies: 4
Views: 1075

There's also

Suzi Clarke
Ninya Mikhaila
Chimera
Sarah Thursfield

Harriet Waterhouse is very good too but I don't know if she has a website yet. Does someone here know how to contact her?
by And So To Bed
Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:27 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th Century finery - slubbed dupion silk
Replies: 10
Views: 3194

Silk dupion doesn't have to be the cheaper option - if you're canny, persistent, and have a certain amount of luck, you can pick up taffetas and satins for similar prices as dupion, or in some cases less than. You're right, there are some good deals on silk around, but you need to know what to look...
by And So To Bed
Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:03 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th Century finery - slubbed dupion silk
Replies: 10
Views: 3194

OK, this isn't exactly the shortest post I've ever made :) but I thought someone somewhere might be interested. Dupion as we know it now was invented in the mid-nineteenth century, when it was considered a cheap and slightly naff alternative to grown-up, un-slubbed silks like taffeta. It is woven wi...
by And So To Bed
Mon Feb 26, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pure silk stockings
Replies: 78
Views: 9061

Sounds fine to me. The sort of people who'll need this kind of quality are generally more used to shelling out for gear, and this is actually quite affordable.
by And So To Bed
Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:20 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: C17th Living History Groups?
Replies: 12
Views: 3614

Thanks to everyone who replied. Props for recognising Pepys.... I know of Winchesters but I've never seen them in action before and I'd completely forgotten about the Mannered Mob. I hadn't even heard of GASCO or C17th Life and Times, a sign of my total ignorance :oops: I think I'll probably go roun...

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