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by Jenn
Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:01 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Do you work on a stand or cut from a pattern?
Replies: 38
Views: 6954

Depends on the period for Tudor I try to work from a toile and measurements for reference but with later stuff say ww2 I tend to work from a pattern. I'd love a dummy but I think that's just asking for trouble with a toddler in the house. I always find making women's stuff easier since any woman rea...
by Jenn
Sun Mar 12, 2006 6:33 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Kentwell costume help day
Replies: 2
Views: 881

weekend - 8&9th April
help after the may open day
by Jenn
Sat Mar 11, 2006 11:40 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: How do I find out what my grandfather did in WW2?
Replies: 4
Views: 3167

Have a look at
http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/ww2/Research
it does what it says on the tin and helps to guide you through the research
by Jenn
Wed Mar 01, 2006 8:42 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Bodice Bother - of a female nature...
Replies: 16
Views: 3013

Wear lot and lots of clothes
You're essentially outside for most of the day
by Jenn
Wed Mar 01, 2006 9:49 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Ninya Mikhala
Replies: 3
Views: 1364

by Jenn
Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Bodice Bother - of a female nature...
Replies: 16
Views: 3013

Annis
Do like mally says bring it to the open day and someone ( and there are plenty of someones) will have a look.
It might be possible to fix it with adjusting the seams like kate says but it's easier to do this when you've got the piece of clothing in your hands
by Jenn
Thu Jan 26, 2006 5:54 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval diapers
Replies: 10
Views: 2493

Diaper woven fabric seems to have been used often - always been dubious about the moss theory. You'd have to change them fairly often as there's no outer rubber layer like modern reuseables I would suspect that in summer many children would have gone around without a nappy (as children often do in w...
by Jenn
Thu Jan 26, 2006 5:53 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval diapers
Replies: 10
Views: 2493

Diaper woven fabric seems to have been used often - always been dubious about the moss theory. You'd have to change them fairly often as there's no outer rubber layer like modern reuseables I would suspect that in summer many children would have gone around without a nappy (as children often do in w...
by Jenn
Tue Jan 24, 2006 7:41 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Kentwell 1575!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2526

Kentwell

If you want to go you need to write to Kentwell now..
Unless you've been before in which case you will get a form in the next few weeks
PS The year 1578 actually
by Jenn
Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:07 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 41233

I think set pieces - display, practise whatever you want to call it have their place especially if you're trying to be authentic as they're a great of legitimately demonstrating stuff having watched an awful lot of battles over the years - my answer would be: 1) fighting somewhere nearish the crowd ...
by Jenn
Tue Aug 23, 2005 8:35 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Hats again :)
Replies: 39
Views: 8341

straw hats

I did a bit research on this a few years ago - coolie type shape seems to have been popular. I can find no evidence ( please note that I am aware that this does not mean that [ u]they didn't exist) of anything other than straw plaits that are sewn together - not woven [/u] So that is what most peopl...

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