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by Miss Costello
Thu May 15, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: To toile, or not to toile.....
Replies: 21
Views: 2899

There are some things I'd make without-but for anything fitted or lined I'd always Toile.

K
by Miss Costello
Wed May 07, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Kelmarsh 2007-who was selling hose/stockings?
Replies: 6
Views: 1759

Thanks all, would have a look at the Quartermasterie but their website keeps drawing a blank,
K
by Miss Costello
Wed May 07, 2008 10:57 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Lincoln 2008
Replies: 13
Views: 2342

Not my era, but love the helmet in pic 2!
by Miss Costello
Wed May 07, 2008 8:26 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Kelmarsh 2007-who was selling hose/stockings?
Replies: 6
Views: 1759

I don't remember-the hose/stockings were all laid out in big boxes at the front of the stall. I think she did a lot of her own dyeing and she was in period dress.

K
by Miss Costello
Tue May 06, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Kelmarsh 2007-who was selling hose/stockings?
Replies: 6
Views: 1759

Kelmarsh 2007-who was selling hose/stockings?

I bought two pairs from a trader for about £6 each. They were mainly brighter colours but I bought a grey pair for WW2.
Can anyone help? I even rang EH to ask for a list of traders.

Harumph....
by Miss Costello
Sun May 04, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Buttons with swastika inside
Replies: 9
Views: 2582

Possibly not WW2, I have a number of 1900s-1920s magazines (British) and even some paper luggage labels that show the Swastika. Then, more happily a sign of good luck and prosperity-before old Adolf and his nutters got hold of it. I have even seen baby rattles and the lace trim on a wedding dress ca...
by Miss Costello
Thu May 01, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Ladies Regency Shoes
Replies: 5
Views: 1730

Thanks Jackie!
by Miss Costello
Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Ladies Regency Shoes
Replies: 5
Views: 1730

Ladies Regency Shoes

Having trawled some sites (and having looked at lots of pictures where people seem to be wearing modern ballet pumps) I wondered if anyone makes good regency womens shoes or boots?
K
by Miss Costello
Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fabric for a regency outfit
Replies: 43
Views: 7704

Just wondering if everyone would reccomend the Mantua pattern for long stays? Having just spent serious money on my late Victorian Corset, I'm making them myself and before I part with cash..... :? I would have opted for the Sense and Sensibility short stays pattern but being a bit..um top heavy she...
by Miss Costello
Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1930s/1940s fabrics
Replies: 10
Views: 2441

Will give you a scarf! They only cost pennies. I do have a pair of original WLA breeches for sale though.
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by Miss Costello
Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Changing shape of stays
Replies: 8
Views: 1578

Same as Annie, it was bought for me and has not failed in it's lovely pics and useful text.
K
by Miss Costello
Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1930s/1940s fabrics
Replies: 10
Views: 2441

Wiblick, whats your first event? I have a ton of scarves, sure one would be suitable. All original...
K
by Miss Costello
Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Looking for a group.
Replies: 7
Views: 2598

Thanks all,
I'm really interested -would like to use my sewing skills in a group if possible too and also learn some period dance.

K
by Miss Costello
Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Looking for a group.
Replies: 7
Views: 2598

Looking for a group.

Seasoned other eras re-enactor (and other half) looking for a group to join (Not ACW)
Currently doing WW1 and WW2 (and will keep on with those eras) but looking to do more.
Wanting to be as accurate as possible, will travel etc!

Any ideas? we're based in Yorkshire.
by Miss Costello
Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Suppliers of Edwardian/Victorian packet food
Replies: 2
Views: 1906

Tommys pack fillers? He does great tea boxes etc...
(google him)
K
by Miss Costello
Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fabric for a regency outfit
Replies: 43
Views: 7704

Hi Shadowcat!
Thanks for the info, to be honest I'd rather get it 100% right, thanks v much for the book reccomendations.
Kitty
by Miss Costello
Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:58 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fabric for a regency outfit
Replies: 43
Views: 7704

So glad I found this thread!

May I divert slightly and ask if the Simplicity regency pattern is acceptable for a starter frock? I can make the stays myself and am a competent costumier but don't want to look like a sprog for my first event?
Kitty
by Miss Costello
Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:53 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Sledmere House Event June 14th /15th
Replies: 0
Views: 814

Sledmere House Event June 14th /15th

A new event for the calendar. Sledmere House, East Yorkshire Set in 1940 (no no American involvment) the RAF are billetted at the house, with the HG and HG Aux units training in the grounds... We still need civvies, WVS, CD and any Brit Infantry etc to come and play! drop Kate an email on katiespitf...

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