Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-08-17 17:52
Genevieve la flechiere of Thamesreach in Insulae Draconis reports that Dame Cynthia Virtue has posted an article on how to construct and size a simple tunic on her Virtue Ventures website. A Practical Worksheet for Tunic Construction is just one of a number of SCA garb basics on the site.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-08-13 13:08
From May 31 until August 21, 2011, the Getty Center in Los Angels will play host to the exhibit Fashion in the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-08-02 16:30
Alianora Munro has created a pattern for a "Fourteenth-Century Style Knitted Hood with Lirripipe." The pattern, with photo, is available on the Belfry Knits blog.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-07-29 19:03
Caitlin nic Raighne has created a website with instructions on how to make a geometric tunic. The instructions include diagrams, fabric selections and sewing directions.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-07-26 10:55
Steampunk has caught on in Australia, just the latest of a series of "dress-up" activities such as LARPing or the Society for Creative Anachronism. Rachel Wells of The Age (Melbourne, Australia) has the story.
Submitted by LowrensQueen on Sun, 2010-07-18 18:35
Timely Treasured Threads is a store dedicated to providing a complete ensemble for you to dress yourself for your favorite period event, no matter the era. From accessories to clothes, "they have you covered."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-07-11 07:30
In December 2009, Viscountess Mistress Caristiona nic Beathain, of the Barony of Rowany in Lochac spoke with reporter Melissa Davey of the Northern District Times about Her Excellency's love for the Middle Ages and the SCA. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-07-04 08:39
The blog Go Fug Yourself, allows garb critics to vent about "fugly" medieval and Renaissance costuming they have found online.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-07-01 08:52
The worlds of Faerie and Renaissance Venice collide July 16-17, 2010 at the Labyrinth of Jareth XIII Fantasy Masquerade Ball. The event will be held at the Park plaza in Los Angeles, CA.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-06-23 17:58
Melissa Leventon, former Textile Curator-in-Charge at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, will lead a nine-day tour of museums, artisans’ studios and textile art dealers September 24 to October 2, 2010. The tour will focus on the cities of London and Bath.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-06-14 15:26
Mistress Llyrydwyl Merewenna reports that, at Their recent Crown Tournament, Their Majesties Radagaisus and Ceinwen of the Middle Kingdom, placed Baroness Milisent Vibert on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-06-11 19:45
Rowan Atkinson's codpiece from the Blackadder television series was just one of the media-related items sold at auction by Cameo Auctioneers in Midgham in Berkshire, England.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-06-01 18:47
Historical films and fiction have always depicted the Norse as dour fellows, dressed in earthtones and furs, but new evidence seems to show otherwise.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-05-28 16:37
Based on the silk fabric of the golden gown of Queen Margaret of Sweden, experts at Durán Textiles have produced a hand-printed design and re-created the gown. The story, with photos, appears in the Durán Textiles newsletter.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-05-22 09:30
Ii Toonishi-no-kami Katsumori reports that photos from the Far West A&S Coronet Tournament, which took place in Vale de Draco, Camp Zama, Japan, are now available online.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-05-20 17:51
Looking for garb inspiration? Costuming Through the Centuries, a website created by Caitlin nic Raighne, offers a wide variety of resources, costuming history, and pattern suggestions.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-05-16 12:29
Eight high quality shoes dating to around 1708 were discovered recently in the Gothic tower of a palace in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-05-09 16:03
THL Marija Kotok reports that an album of photos from Slavic University III, taken by her lord husband, Lord Petr, are available to view online. The event took place April 10, 2010 in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-05-06 19:06
The Hundred of Okewaite (Goulburn, NSW, Australia) will be holding a feast on May 22 titled 'A Taste of the Middle Ages'.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-05-02 17:51
Ancient gladitorial artifacts, preserved at Pompeii, will share display space with modern reconstructions of plumed helmets and silk tunics for a new exhibit at Rome's Colosseum entitled Gladiatores now through October 2, 2010.
Submitted by Khevron on Wed, 2010-04-21 05:09
The Khevron.com is a personal web site run by West Kingdom herald. The diverse site includes, among other things, Heraldrydiculous heraldry comic/video album, Oertha Armorial, West Kingdom Roll of Arms, wearable heraldry, and an SCA- and heraldry-themed Cafe Press shop.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-04-14 17:06
With Winter coming to an end and Spring approaching, now is the time think ahead to the coming months of gatherings and events. A time to create new garb, add embellishments to old or try a completely new time period.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-03-30 21:06
Cathus and Constantia Kaloethes report that they have each created an album of photos from the recent Chieftains event in the Kingdom of Calontir.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-03-29 18:50
On her website, Tasha Kelly McGann shares secrets of how to fit and create a pattern for a fitted medieval gown.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-03-05 06:38
SCA member and Darwin Awards author Wendy Northcutt shares several tales of "Medieval Mayhem" on the Darwin Awards website.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-02-27 16:24
Did Estrella War leave you craving more combat? Are you ready for more fun? Join us at Mixed Weapons War - March 26-28!
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-02-26 12:55
Broom reports that at the January 30, 2010 Market Day in Birka, in Their Barony of Stonemarche, Their Majesties Konrad and Branwen of the Kingdom of the East elevated Briony of Chatham to the Order of the Laurel.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-02-22 05:13
Hrothgar reports that he has created an album of photos from the Clothiers' Seminar which took place February 6, 2010 in Cúm an Iolair in the Kingdom of Calontir.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-02-20 18:36
The Wychwood Warriors Wiki offers an article on the history and design of coats and overtunics for early Germanic cultures and Vikings. Included are resources, with links, for Eastern Viking and female coats.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-02-13 14:04
The Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto is playing host to On a Pedestal: From Reniassance Chopines to Baroque Heels, an exhibit that "explores two of the most extreme forms of footwear ever worn in Western fashion, the outrageous platform chopine and its eventual replacement, the high heel." (photos)