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by Miss Costello
Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Reproduction Busks?
Replies: 6
Views: 1355

Re: Reproduction Busks?

Thanks ladies!

Kate
by Miss Costello
Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How much?
Replies: 10
Views: 2884

Re: How much?

Constantly amazed at how much sold as 'wool' and 'linen' isn't. Actually! Bloody infuriating.
by Miss Costello
Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Reproduction Busks?
Replies: 6
Views: 1355

Reproduction Busks?

Can anyone reccomend? Looking for something suitable for mid 17th Century.

Google'd repeatedly but to no avail.

K
by Miss Costello
Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Any idea where I could find this pattern?
Replies: 6
Views: 1882

Re: Any idea where I could find this pattern?

It looks very similar to the Simplicity pattern, http://images.buyitsellit.com/510056.jpg with more draping etc...I also have a pal who specialises in historical wedding dresses, may I also reccommend Button, Boot and Spatterdash for the corset you'll need to go under it? http://www.weddings.co.uk/b...
by Miss Costello
Sat Dec 26, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Victorian Farm Christmas
Replies: 11
Views: 4557

Re: Victorian Farm Christmas

The old series is currently showing on Yesterday or one of the other Sky channels. You could try viewing that way?

It's a good series, but as someone else said, I know of farms here in East Yorkshire still very much working to the old ways.

K
by Miss Costello
Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:10 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Simplicity 4055 -any good?
Replies: 11
Views: 3394

Re: Simplicity 4055 -any good?

Yes, thats my mantra too. I trained in textiles and I hate to see good fabric wasted.... :devil:
by Miss Costello
Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Simplicity 4055 -any good?
Replies: 11
Views: 3394

Re: Simplicity 4055 -any good?

I shall certainly report back and let you know how I get on.

Thanks ladies.

K
by Miss Costello
Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:39 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Simplicity 4055 -any good?
Replies: 11
Views: 3394

Re: Simplicity 4055 -any good?

Thanks Alice. Really helpful. :wink:
by Miss Costello
Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:24 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: The English Civil war in Beverley
Replies: 12
Views: 4112

Re: The English Civil war in Beverley

Good idea,
thanks LC
K
by Miss Costello
Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Simplicity 4055 -any good?
Replies: 11
Views: 3394

Simplicity 4055 -any good?

I'm sure I asked this once before, but I'm doing one-maybe two regency events next year. It's not my normal era and I already have the simplicity 4055 pattern in my possession. I'm ok with fabric choice etc but is this passable? It will of course be worn with correct stays etc....

K
by Miss Costello
Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: The English Civil war in Beverley
Replies: 12
Views: 4112

Re: The English Civil war in Beverley

That's Beverley for you....micro climate ahoy!

If the Brontes hadn't had the misfortune of being orn in Haworth they would probably have been born here and developed pleurisy instead of TB.

C'est la vie!

:lol:
by Miss Costello
Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: The English Civil war in Beverley
Replies: 12
Views: 4112

Re: The English Civil war in Beverley

Hi Gregory, it's usually about the 12th always the Sunday.

That book shop on Dyer lane always has some amazing stuff, our only decent bookshop now.

K
by Miss Costello
Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: The English Civil war in Beverley
Replies: 12
Views: 4112

Re: The English Civil war in Beverley

Thanks so much!
I know that a group come to the festival of christmas every year and reenact the closing of the gates, if any of them are reading this you'd be very welcome to pop over and have a look.
Thanks Master Jarvis, very kind of you.

Kate
by Miss Costello
Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: The English Civil war in Beverley
Replies: 12
Views: 4112

The English Civil war in Beverley

Can anyone be more specific as to what sort of fighting or siege took place in Beverley, East Yorkshire. I live on Keldgate in a very old house, but we;ve been doing the garden and dug up many small balls, very crudley made. Some appear to be scorched on one side. Did any actual fighting or encampme...
by Miss Costello
Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:24 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 Lincolnshire Regiment
Replies: 31
Views: 13890

Hi, you probably won't find original kit and you more than likely shouldn't wear it if you do! Steve Kiddles kit is really excellent and what most bods use. Certainly re webbing, there are some excellent repro's around. Re SMLE's the choice is yours, we have both live firers and de-act. weapons, you...
by Miss Costello
Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW2 Civilian groups
Replies: 6
Views: 3927

You don't need to join a group to go to railway events, really you only need to join if you want to attend events where you will be covered for PLI. You might like to take a look at Allied assortment or 40s pick and mix. www.btinternet.com/~c.r.wallace/index.html It all depends on how authentic they...
by Miss Costello
Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 Lincolnshire Regiment
Replies: 31
Views: 13890

We do East Yorks WW1 but are always happy to rebadge as yellow bellies! :lol:

I think Steve Kiddle of Pegasus does excellent repros but if you want to natter either drop me a pm or email me
katiespitfire@hotmail.com
by Miss Costello
Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Straw bonnets-anyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 1459

Lidimy! You star!
Cheers.
K
by Miss Costello
Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Straw bonnets-anyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 1459

Straw bonnets-anyone?

I need a black straw bonnet making to a certain spec....saw a lady at Harewood making them a few yrs back, but does anyone know of someone who will undertake this kind of work?
Kate
by Miss Costello
Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Boot advice for the 1930's
Replies: 8
Views: 4699

You could get away with a crepe sole but I'd suggest that you try somewhere like churches or John White for a good leather soled pair. what's the impression you're working towards?
by Miss Costello
Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Shelter Deaths
Replies: 27
Views: 9968

Lucky b....... :lol:
by Miss Costello
Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:07 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Commission for Me Ol' Dad!
Replies: 6
Views: 2959

Wonderful!!
by Miss Costello
Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Child of the Phoenix by Barbara Erskine
Replies: 2
Views: 1706

Blimey, there's a blast from the past! I love Barbara Erskines books as a good escape! Time travel and history-hurrah!
by Miss Costello
Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: wtd dried egg powder
Replies: 6
Views: 5053

Tesco, made by supercook or Holland and Barrett. I use it for WW2 cooking displays. Stinks, but actually tastes ok.
Kate
by Miss Costello
Wed May 27, 2009 2:40 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The Knights of Middle England - Arly Hall - 09
Replies: 23
Views: 5170

Well, I like the second pic in...

And I'm currently arguing with a guy on a 20th century forum who says other era's aren't bitchy!

Meeeooowwww! :shock:
by Miss Costello
Tue May 26, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Pilgrimage To Santiago
Replies: 8
Views: 1606

Shame, I was going to have a read as my family crest shows a shell which (apparently) means that they conducted a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.

Can you reccomend anything else?

K
by Miss Costello
Tue May 19, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1920-30 mens costume
Replies: 10
Views: 3395

More commonly known as high backed trousers....old town do a lovely modern range but v pricy. I replied in your other post.
K
by Miss Costello
Mon May 18, 2009 11:44 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: 1920-30 mens costume
Replies: 2
Views: 2568

What sizes etc? Might be able to help.
Kate
by Miss Costello
Tue May 05, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Shelter Deaths
Replies: 27
Views: 9968

But then, nor were the surface shelters....Really interesting shelter escape nr me in the grounds of a house destined for demolition. Am trying to get in before it is pulled down. Basically, the cellar was their shelter and then there is an escape hatch from there to the edge of the garden. Fascinat...
by Miss Costello
Mon May 04, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Shelter Deaths
Replies: 27
Views: 9968

Then having made sure there were no gas leaks? Brew up!!!
:lol: