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by tailordrews
Tue Sep 18, 2007 3:46 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Bayreuth 14/9- 15/9 - 2007 (18th century)
Replies: 12
Views: 2132

Bayreuth 14/9- 15/9 - 2007 (18th century)

:D Long time since i posted last. Went back from Germany where i spended 2 days in wonderfull sourroundings, joining german reenacters. We had a danse soirée friday evening in the princess of preussias house, and a wonderfull picknick in the hermitage next day, followed by a wonderfull performance o...
by tailordrews
Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:27 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tudor Piccies
Replies: 23
Views: 3141

:D :D :D
Late as usual, but i simply must say the tudor pictures are fabulous. You really are good...........

Bjarne
by tailordrews
Mon Jul 03, 2006 2:01 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: eye candy
Replies: 20
Views: 3798

:)

Hi.
This left side of the waistcoat took me 2 weeks to work. Usually about 3-4 hours a day because i have a full time job besides this, to earn my butter.

Bjarne
by tailordrews
Sun Jul 02, 2006 9:06 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: eye candy
Replies: 20
Views: 3798

:oops:
Hi.
Many thanks for your nice words. Its nice to hear that you like it.
I have more eyecandy to show, i just finished the left side of a silver spangeled waistcoat:
http://www.my-drewscostumes.dk/cel.htm
I hope in time, that i can wear this outfit next year .....

Bjarne
by tailordrews
Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:30 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: eye candy
Replies: 20
Views: 3798

eye candy

Hi, I was very happy today. I received some lovely pictures from one of my clients. Its very seldom my clients remember to send me pictures of them wearing my creations. This young lady did! These phtotos was taken recently, but soon i will have some more, and better ones because the young lady is g...
by tailordrews
Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How to move in period clothing
Replies: 65
Views: 7896

Coming back to this interesting thread as it seems a good place for my question. I never know quite what to do with my hands when moving about in (women's) costume. If you are not on the LH but are walking around, people still scrutinise you and you can't go swinging your arms. If I don't have a ba...
by tailordrews
Mon May 29, 2006 10:43 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: shameless selfpromotion/ embroidered 18th century suit
Replies: 23
Views: 4737

Hi, Dont you have any civil reenacting besides the military? How many groups are there for 18th century in England? What do you do with the uniform when its used, do you send it for the cleaners? I have ben to one danish event at Jutland, at an old Manor called Gammel Estrup. They have a 1700 fair t...
by tailordrews
Fri May 19, 2006 7:58 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: shameless selfpromotion/ embroidered 18th century suit
Replies: 23
Views: 4737

I just wanted to tell you the operation was a succes, and i am fresh and well again. There will be some threads to remove for my doctor in 12 days, thats all. They even gave me strong pane killers with me home, but so far i am not in need of any.

Bjarne
by tailordrews
Fri May 19, 2006 7:56 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: shameless selfpromotion/ embroidered 18th century suit
Replies: 23
Views: 4737

Cat wrote:The embroidery is absolutely beautiful. Are you such a perfectionist in your everyday life too? :D

Stunning work.
Hi,
No i am not. I make a mess here where i work, and my mundane clothing is not worth telling about.
I am most comfortable wearing t-shirts and jeans.

Bjarne
by tailordrews
Fri May 19, 2006 12:32 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: I just bought this
Replies: 30
Views: 5026

Hi,
Oh that is a lovely dress, especially the collour is very nice. I also love her hood and the hairstyle. Is it braided hair she has inside the hood?

Very nice

Bjarne
by tailordrews
Fri May 19, 2006 12:24 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Women only! Roman bikini help needed
Replies: 8
Views: 2282

Hi, Sorry for intruding in this topic, just wanted to tell you that i have seen these bikini girls in real life, they are in the remains of a Roman Villa at Scicilly. They had the most amazing mosaiks i have ever seen before, and what a place it must have ben once. Ah to be able to turn back in hist...
by tailordrews
Fri May 19, 2006 12:20 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Do you work on a stand or cut from a pattern?
Replies: 38
Views: 7283

Re: My humble contribution

Hello,
That is gorgeous wedding clothing you have made. What a wedding to be in period, what a splendid idea.
Thanks for posting...

Bjarne
by tailordrews
Fri May 19, 2006 12:16 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Do you work on a stand or cut from a pattern?
Replies: 38
Views: 7283

Hi I am always late, always, well its long time since last i was here. I learned to make patterns on the design school, but period patterns i always make on draping the toille on the stand. I do scale up patterns for stays and panniers, but the dress i always drape on the dressstand. For myself howe...
by tailordrews
Fri May 19, 2006 12:00 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How to move in period clothing
Replies: 65
Views: 7896

but I find that the first time I wear the rest of my kit I get back ache at the end of the first day. This seems to go away after the first event of the season. Hi i can only say the same about this when i wear my 18th century outfits, jacket, waistcoat and breeches, cloak. I think the back ache com...
by tailordrews
Thu May 18, 2006 6:28 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: shameless selfpromotion/ embroidered 18th century suit
Replies: 23
Views: 4737

Heloise wrote:I hope your operation is a success :)
:lol: thanks, i am sure it will be ok, its my minisken that is ingered, dont know the propper spelling of it in the english language, its a damage football players and sportsmen gets often.
Thanks for your concern.

Bjarne
by tailordrews
Thu May 18, 2006 3:37 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: shameless selfpromotion/ embroidered 18th century suit
Replies: 23
Views: 4737

Gosh, Many thanks for your positive feedbacks. I would be a liar if i didnt say, that i love your words. Its very nice of you to give me such phraises. I am patiente, if not i would never get into such long lasting projekts, but i must tell you that i have ben home from work the last months because ...
by tailordrews
Wed May 17, 2006 8:05 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My new 15thC clothing and armour.
Replies: 13
Views: 2827

Hi,
Smashing gorgeous outfit, congratulations, and thanks for the pics!

Bjarne
by tailordrews
Wed May 17, 2006 7:48 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: shameless selfpromotion/ embroidered 18th century suit
Replies: 23
Views: 4737

shameless selfpromotion/ embroidered 18th century suit

Hi, I just wanted to burst a little with my 2006 projekt. I started the embroidery work, and i am sure i have plenty to make for the rest of the year. I hope to finish it for next years reenactments. http://www.my-drewscostumes.dk/2006suit.htm By the way it is rather cheap to embroider with silk, i ...
by tailordrews
Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:50 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Soirée d´hiver
Replies: 2
Views: 1559

:wink: Hi, I baught my white wig here in Copenhagen in a theater shop. The blond one, i baught from Carina Rosén in Sweden. She is a member of Gustavs Skål, the swedish gustavian society. At Mauritia, you can order real hair wigs, very expensive, but off cause the best you can get. They also make wi...
by tailordrews
Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:16 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Soirée d´hiver
Replies: 2
Views: 1559

Soirée d´hiver

:D Hi! I was so lucky to get an invitation to Reinnes des Centfeuilles in Frankfurt the last weekend in february. In celebrating the carnival season, she had invited a bunch of friends to come and use her house for 3 days. It was wonderfull, and we all enjoyed it very much. Here are some pictures fr...
by tailordrews
Thu Feb 02, 2006 8:53 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: robe a la francaise 1760
Replies: 17
Views: 3732

tailordrews, I was ogling your embroidery so much (as I posted elsewhere) that I forgot to mention your wonderful corset. it looks so great, it's really gratifying to see one done so well, with a really good tight fit. Some people seem to be a little scared to put enough boning in to make it correc...
by tailordrews
Fri Jan 13, 2006 8:38 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: robe a la francaise 1760
Replies: 17
Views: 3732

He's mine I tell you mine! Incredible work.... who gets to wear that dress? Hi, its an american girl living in New York. She visited Denmark 2 years ago, and we went to buy her silk fabric. Then i have ben working on it for two long time, and i happily finished it recently. There are some 18th cent...
by tailordrews
Mon Jan 09, 2006 8:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: robe a la francaise 1760
Replies: 17
Views: 3732

mens costumes

Hi Tod, Yes i also make mens costumes, and embroider them as well. Here is an example: http://www.my-drewscostumes.dk/the_pursuit_of_fashionembroidery.htm My latest is a copy of Gustav III's wedding suit. I made it excactly after a copy of the pattern made by a tailor at the Royal Opera in Stockholm...
by tailordrews
Sun Jan 08, 2006 9:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: robe a la francaise 1760
Replies: 17
Views: 3732

Hi, gosh, thanks for looking. Well it took me 2 years, but i had other projekts in between off cause. It is purely a hobby of mine, as i work full time besides to earn my living. I desided to stop making costumes for orders. I only want to make for friends and myself now. But i want to start to make...
by tailordrews
Sun Jan 08, 2006 11:59 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: robe a la francaise 1760
Replies: 17
Views: 3732

robe a la francaise 1760

Hi the list. Just wanted to burst a little. I have finally finished a 2 years work. A ladys embroidered (yes handembroidery by myself) robe a la francaise. If you would like to have a peak, go to: http://www.my-drewscostumes.dk/chenillestumpwork.htm The dress is finished and are packed and send away...
by tailordrews
Thu Nov 10, 2005 12:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: aiglets
Replies: 13
Views: 2939

:D
Hi shadowcat.
That is great, ill ask her then. Now that i soon will finish the yellow dress, i just as well could order some for the stays and also pins for pinning the stomacher. I think Alexia whom i make the dress for, will apreciate this.
Many thanks

Bjarne
by tailordrews
Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:53 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: aiglets
Replies: 13
Views: 2939

aiglets

Sorry i i have misspelled the word. I am talking about the ends of lacing strings for corsets. I make 18th century corsets, and wondered if anybody here have any idea what they used for the ends of the lacing string. Did they use aiglets like 16th and 17th century? Where could i buy such aiglets? Th...
by tailordrews
Wed Nov 09, 2005 12:51 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Hats again :)
Replies: 39
Views: 8728

Hi there, Its not my period at all, and the refference i want to tell you about is later, but i hope it is ok. There is an old book here in Denmark, wich has pictures of a noblemans estates and propperties. It is called Jacob Ulfeldts Jordebog. It has illustrations. One of those shows a peassant who...
by tailordrews
Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:48 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: C18th lace
Replies: 19
Views: 4857

:D Hi Annie the Peddlar, Nice to meet you, I must admit, that i have no idea about what Denmark exported to England, perhaps some grosery wares? I have never asked myself that question either. It could not have ben lace, because even there were laces made in Tønder in the south of Jutland of the tim...
by tailordrews
Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:19 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: The Age-Old question
Replies: 32
Views: 6704

Hi Shadowcat, Nice Cat you got, is it your pet? I miss the old days on h-costume. So many have left the group, and it is so boring right now i think. What happened to Margo and Drea and Nicole? It was so interresting to read their posts. I really should not sit in this forum right now, but aught to ...