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by Annis
Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: medieval children
Replies: 6
Views: 1443

Usually breeched at about 5/6 years old as far as I know :D
by Annis
Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Fleet Foxes
Replies: 6
Views: 1251

Just to let you know, I'm talking about their special edition 2 CD album!
by Annis
Sun Feb 22, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Fleet Foxes
Replies: 6
Views: 1251

Yes it does! :D
by Annis
Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Fleet Foxes
Replies: 6
Views: 1251

Oh yes, I saw the special edition 2CD album advertised on Play.com (I have to admit, it was the cover that drew me to it - amazing how I could tell it ws Breugal from the thumbnail picture...) I've sampled some of their songs and they're brill! I shall have to get the CD sometime!
by Annis
Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:10 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tudor snowman:-)
Replies: 26
Views: 4579

You have WAY too much time on your hands!


Brilliant! :D
by Annis
Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Side lacing
Replies: 34
Views: 3687

Goodo, I'll do that!

Thanks for all the previous help!

I'll stick a photo up of the under kirtle and then the gown when they're done :D
by Annis
Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Side lacing
Replies: 34
Views: 3687

Thanks for the link - nice picture/gown, but I prefer the plan front ones! I had a brain wave earlier, whilst pleating my kirtle skirt. I always put a box pleat in the front of any skirt, usually an inverted one. I noticed on my kirtle that an inverted box pleat hides the top few inches of the centr...
by Annis
Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Side lacing
Replies: 34
Views: 3687

Thankyou :D
by Annis
Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Side lacing
Replies: 34
Views: 3687

Right the bodice bit makes sense (I can even sew how the placket is now attached!) One thing, the top of the placket is curved, does this straighten out a bit? Because my under kirtle is straight and will have a velvet trim around the neckline which will be on show. I'm still unsure on the skirt sli...
by Annis
Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Side lacing
Replies: 34
Views: 3687

Oh good. No, I'm not having a split, but there arises another qu. - where the skirt meets with the laced part of the bodice, there is always a small slit in the skirt to make it easier to put the garment on - how do you conceal one at the front? Me and Lidi were trying to work out from looking at yo...
by Annis
Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Side lacing
Replies: 34
Views: 3687

Thanks Bess. I think I'll just go for a the simple length of fabric, much easier and quicker! I'll stick to the front laced gown too then - but can it simply be made like a kirtle and then sew on an seperated placket down one side? Or is there more to it? As for the hook and eyes problem, I never se...
by Annis
Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Side lacing
Replies: 34
Views: 3687

I've looked at the pattern, but can't work out how it all goes together. Unless it's just a normal CF lacing kirtle with a seperate placket sewn down one side and hooked and eyed on the other?


But then, I'm not the worlds best hook and eye sewer-oner :(
by Annis
Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Side lacing
Replies: 34
Views: 3687

Ok, a few more questions. The skirt of the under-kirtle, is it best to have it simply as a length of fabric pleated, or to have it shaped/flared and then pleat it? If shaped/flared, would it be possible to use the same skirt pattern I used for my English gown (from Tudor Tailor) because the one for ...
by Annis
Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fabric, fabric clearance
Replies: 83
Views: 8944

I'm not sure whether to use skirt hooks, but I might invest in some for the fun of it.
by Annis
Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fabric, fabric clearance
Replies: 83
Views: 8944

Ahh, I'm sure some noble accessories could sort that out. H&M do a good line in pearls :lol: What fabric will your forepart and foresleeves be again? You could possibly make another set in a richer fabric if you wanted an easy upgrade (: Like I said before, I'm not having a forepart :roll: and ...
by Annis
Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fabric, fabric clearance
Replies: 83
Views: 8944

If you were that top aristocracy you would have a maid to carry all your possessions around for you. Lidi, STOP looking at me! :oops: :lol: :lol: :lol: I wasn't actually!!! unless you're volunteering :wink: but either way you'll have your posh 1530s stuff by then won't you anyway :D No I'm not. But...
by Annis
Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fabric, fabric clearance
Replies: 83
Views: 8944

frances wrote:If you were that top aristocracy you would have a maid to carry all your possessions around for you.


Lidi, STOP looking at me! :oops:
by Annis
Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Side lacing
Replies: 34
Views: 3687

Ok, thanks, I shall have a think about it, and see what Felixstowe have too. I would prefer to have the fabric ASAP because I don't start my 2nd semester until 9th Feb so I have a month of nothing basically so I want to get the bulk of my new gentry kit made and (hopefully) ready to be checked in Ma...
by Annis
Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:31 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Side lacing
Replies: 34
Views: 3687

Thanks Frances - I'm looking for 3-4 metres, how much would it cost? Is it possible to do a fabric test? I'm going to The Remnant Shop in Felixstowe on Wednesday, so I'll have a look there at their wool but if they don't have any, I'll pick up some machine dye - what colour, to get a deep pink, woul...
by Annis
Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:22 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Side lacing
Replies: 34
Views: 3687

So, why not buy some pale pink from me and then dye it in the washing machine to a deeper red with dylon dye. There you are. simple. http://createthemood.viviti.com/ :shock: I like your idea! Which one on your site is the pink one? This?: http://createthemood.viviti.com/files/resized/35672/700;500;...
by Annis
Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Side lacing
Replies: 34
Views: 3687

:lol: Thanks! It's even harder when I want a specific colour! I'm after a nice deep red or deep pink :D
by Annis
Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:20 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Side lacing
Replies: 34
Views: 3687

I reckon the gap was about 2 inches, yes. The fabric will stretch too.

It's all been finished now - although the 6 bones in the front might be too much, but I'll find out when it is complete. I really need some wool for the top fabric, but the nearest places for me are Colchester or Felixstowe :(
by Annis
Sat Jan 03, 2009 1:44 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Side lacing
Replies: 34
Views: 3687

Eep! Well, there is a substantial gap just from one side, so I'm hoping that when I'll be laced in, it will leave a bit of a gap *fingers crossed*. If not, then I'll just have to keep scoffing Christmas chocolate! :oops:

No, afraid I don't have that book!
by Annis
Sat Jan 03, 2009 1:27 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Side lacing
Replies: 34
Views: 3687

Thanks for that Bess! I'll have a go at it tomorrow! :D
by Annis
Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:44 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Side lacing
Replies: 34
Views: 3687

Side lacing

I've constructed the interfacing for an early Tudor under kirtle which is side-laced on one side, however the strap on the side with the seam doesn't seem to fit/sit right no matter how much I fiddle about with it. Am I correct in thinking that side-lacing can be done on both sides? It's just that I...
by Annis
Sat Dec 27, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Passamezzo on BBC2 and Radio 4 over Christmas
Replies: 3
Views: 2310

Just watched it on iPlayer as I forgot to record/watch it Christmas day. What a brilliant programme!

Does anyone know the name of that moated Tudor house they had on there? It's beautiful!
by Annis
Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Passamezzo on BBC2 and Radio 4 over Christmas
Replies: 3
Views: 2310

We've planned to record it :D
by Annis
Fri Dec 19, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Lots of free music! :)
Replies: 12
Views: 4240

Sorry! :oops: I'll just get back to my Georgian Riots.
by Annis
Fri Dec 19, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Lots of free music! :)
Replies: 12
Views: 4240

It's a girl, it has holes!



Sorry, crude I know.
by Annis
Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: For the past two weeks...
Replies: 8
Views: 1067

No, the fabric was cut to size and I just blackworked it.

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