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by Miss Costello
Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Who ate all the pies......?
Replies: 6
Views: 5799

Re: Who ate all the pies......?

Very nice!!

Love raising a pie with those, and a lovely old mould that I bought (copy of a Victorian one) shame I don't like pie! :D

K
by Miss Costello
Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times
Replies: 83
Views: 34996

Re: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times

I can see the butter making scene ending up on a comedy show..

:|
by Miss Costello
Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Pilgrimage With Simon Reeve
Replies: 7
Views: 2541

Re: Pilgrimage With Simon Reeve

Thank you Brother Ranulf!

Very helpful,

Kate
by Miss Costello
Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Pilgrimage With Simon Reeve
Replies: 7
Views: 2541

Re: Pilgrimage With Simon Reeve

As a non-churchgoer myself (but raised as a Catholic and 6 yrs in a convent school) I'm a huge fan of church architecture and tradition, but I really enjoyed the programme as a quick skim over the idea of pilgrimage. I can see why you'd be infuriated if you had input which they chose to ignore/rewri...
by Miss Costello
Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:34 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: 1950s small textiles town life: esp. vicarage/convent life
Replies: 4
Views: 2311

Re: 1950s small textiles town life: esp. vicarage/convent li

Housekeepers were whoever met the criteria for the job. Usually an older woman and often someone in need but nearly always a regular churchgoer, it was a live out position with a salary. I attended a convent school and the Sisters (Canonesses of St Augustine) were a teaching order. We had a parish p...
by Miss Costello
Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Royalist Civil War Costuming
Replies: 2
Views: 1779

Re: Royalist Civil War Costuming

Izabela Pitcher makes some lovely stuff..

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Prior-At ... 0313531692
by Miss Costello
Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: I've got moths
Replies: 12
Views: 4583

Re: I've got moths

I trained in textile conservation, we freeze anything suspect for at least 24 hours, my favourite gizmos are a good stiff brush outside in the fresh air, a sticky lint roller and then prevention. Cedar oil dripped onto wood and hung in your storage areas (not touching the fabric) lavender oil will a...
by Miss Costello
Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wanted - Foldover Petersham
Replies: 3
Views: 1720

Re: Wanted - Foldover Petersham

No problem, let me know.

K
by Miss Costello
Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wanted - Foldover Petersham
Replies: 3
Views: 1720

Re: Wanted - Foldover Petersham

Duttons for Buttons sell it I'm sure. If it's not on their website, drop them an email. If not my local haberdasher does, I could pop some in the post for you.



K
by Miss Costello
Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times
Replies: 83
Views: 34996

Re: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times

Ref. 'The wartime farm'....where shall I start?
by Miss Costello
Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times
Replies: 83
Views: 34996

Re: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times

Sensibilities be damned! I'm sad that they have been forced into more inaccuracies... :-x
by Miss Costello
Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times
Replies: 83
Views: 34996

Re: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times

I'm glad they're returning to an era they're actually knowledgeable about!
by Miss Costello
Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:21 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: World War 2 Photo? - Can anyone help?
Replies: 4
Views: 2969

Re: World War 2 Photo? - Can anyone help?

I think it was all answered on the duplicate post. Bit confusing. :wink:
by Miss Costello
Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Ragged Victorians - 1840/50s
Replies: 16
Views: 4751

Re: Ragged Victorians - 1840/50s

Mark Griffin wrote:and not a bl**dy cog, tarted up nerf gun or pair of goggles in sight!


YES!!!!! Praise the Lord!!!!!

I'm glad to see a group doing this period as most only portray the 1880s onwards and I love making stuff from the 1840s onwards.

Well done.

K
by Miss Costello
Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Necropolis: London & its Dead
Replies: 2
Views: 1644

Re: Necropolis: London & its Dead

I bought it while ago, looked forward to it. Have to agree, tedious. Very disappointed.

K
by Miss Costello
Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Edwardian Ensemble - Help Needed
Replies: 17
Views: 4639

Re: Edwardian Ensemble - Help Needed

New vintage Lady on Etsy does a nice Armistice pattern but I think it's a big size.

The folkwear one makes up nicely.

K
by Miss Costello
Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: August 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 5993

Re: August 2014

I'm setting up a facebook page for women in the UK who do a Great War portrayal, there are quite a few who are looking for a role and don't want to be tied to a group of chaps and playing second fiddle!

I'll post a link when it's up and running.

K
by Miss Costello
Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW2 RAF Uniform
Replies: 2
Views: 2087

Re: WW2 RAF Uniform

by Miss Costello
Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW2 RAF Uniform
Replies: 2
Views: 2087

Re: WW2 RAF Uniform

You can buy 'Suits aircrew' from Steve Kiddle. I don't recommend anyone else... £220. Looks correct. I've seen other repros and quite frankly they don't cut it.

Kate
by Miss Costello
Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Edwardian Ensemble - Help Needed
Replies: 17
Views: 4639

Re: Edwardian Ensemble - Help Needed

Looking good!

Kate
by Miss Costello
Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 British cavalry training
Replies: 6
Views: 3094

Re: WW1 British cavalry training

Clearly Mental Health issues there..

What shows are you at next year?
by Miss Costello
Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 British cavalry training
Replies: 6
Views: 3094

Re: WW1 British cavalry training

I think that's just living history! :D
by Miss Costello
Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 British cavalry training
Replies: 6
Views: 3094

Re: WW1 British cavalry training

Daft question, but why would anyone 'spy' on you?
by Miss Costello
Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Edwardian Ensemble - Help Needed
Replies: 17
Views: 4639

Re: Edwardian Ensemble - Help Needed

What length is your hair? Mine's just past my shoulders right now and I go with the 'turn your head upside down and brush like billy o' for early 1900s and I use a pin set for later (Great War)

I was going to try a tutorial but not sure if there's enough interest.

K
by Miss Costello
Sat Aug 24, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Edwardian Ensemble - Help Needed
Replies: 17
Views: 4639

Re: Edwardian Ensemble - Help Needed

Some nice patterns there.

K
by Miss Costello
Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Edwardian Ensemble - Help Needed
Replies: 17
Views: 4639

Re: Edwardian Ensemble - Help Needed

Cool, looks fun.

K
by Miss Costello
Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Edwardian Ensemble - Help Needed
Replies: 17
Views: 4639

Re: Edwardian Ensemble - Help Needed

I have a Button Boot and Spatterdash overbust corset but it doesn't give me the Great War silhouette I want so I just started the reconstructing history long line 1910 corset which is a nice pattern.

I did buttons with that blouse, the little cotton covered jobbies.

:)
by Miss Costello
Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Edwardian Ensemble - Help Needed
Replies: 17
Views: 4639

Re: Edwardian Ensemble - Help Needed

Oof that Beatrix Jacket makes up badly..I made it for my friend and it took an age. The sleeveless blouse was just designed to go under a lightweight summer suit, that one if I recall fastens at the back (like most of that era) I think I just made a facing and put in button holes. Folkwear do a nice...
by Miss Costello
Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: August 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 5993

Re: August 2014

Well, this is run by a very nice lady who is a historian but it's very much an information sharing place. http://z13.invisionfree.com/WW1_Living_History/index.php? I'm sure that the recent influx of people from WW2 to Great War might change things a little but right now it's the only place for Briti...

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