Costuming

Gilding the lily: adding beads to brocade

How do you make a really luscious brocade even more beautiful? Try beading it! Gael Stirler offers a tutorial on how to bead brocades in the November 2007 Renstore newsletter: Beading Brocades: For gifts and personal adornment.

[MER] Jour d'Amour III: Viking Love

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You are invited to attend Jour d'Amour III: Viking Love and experience a weekend of fun and friends. Get your team together for the IRON GARB II competition! We are also hosting a skaldic competition and a tablet weaving contest. Come see the beautiful Valkyries escort heroic warriors off the field of battle!

As this year's event has a Viking theme, many of Shire of Drakenmere will be wearing Viking garb to help set the stage. We invite all who wish to participate by wearing Viking garb to please do so! If you need some simple patterns for ladies' wear, they can be found here: Viking Apron (can be worn over a simple T-tunic or over the Viking Underdress), Viking Underdress, Viking Cap. Viking brooches and other accessories can be found at Raymond's Quiet Press and other places on the Internet. Location:
Shire of Drakenmere (Flovilla, Georgia)

New Calon Scrolls issue offers costuming theme

The latest issue of Calontir's arts and sciences newsletter, the Calon Scrolls, is available online and features the theme "Clothing and Clothing Accessories."

Instant Viking Kit

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for your little raider? Consider Viking Age Vessels' Instant Viking Kit which features the essential for any Viking expedition: seachest, knife, belt, jewelry and garb.

SCAdian costumer featured in gallery show

Sally Fink of Westmont, Pennsylvania, was featured recently in a show entitled “Fantasy Fashions” by the Laurel Arts Gallery. A laurel in the Society for Creative Anachronism, Fink exhibited "five costume dresses and four hats she designed and created" which she calls "art to wear."

Viking clothing found in Pskov, Russia

Peter Beatson has published an extensive online report detailing the work of researchers E. Zubkova, O. Orfinskaya, D. Likhachev on the discovery of Viking-age textiles in three chamber graves in Pskov, Russia in 2006.

"Archaeological textiles from Northern Europe" lecture in London

The Medieval Dress and Textile Society has announced the topic for its Autumn Meeting to be held October 27, 2007 at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London.

Lady Goosealot

Christmas is coming and the goose is getting... well, you know. Looking for the perfect SCAdian gift this Christmas? Consider Goose Clothes Galore's Lady Goosealot, "the height of 14th century fashion."

[LOC] Feast of The Four Winds

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Follow the scent of the sea and fine food to the Shire of Adora for their premier feast. Come test the fighters in the battle for Shire Champion then relax at the feast with great food, garb and games!

Date: 17th November 2007

Tourney at 3pm
Feast: 6pm

Cost: booked $15, at the door $18

Location: Bulli Masonic Hall, Princes Hwy Bulli NSW.

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Shire of Adora (Bulli, New South Wales)

Janet Arnold Costuming Colloquium in Florence, Italy, November 2008

The Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation and the Association Friends of the Costume Gallery in Florence, Italy are planning a four-day colloquium honoring the work of historic costume expert Janet Arnold for November, 2008.

[DRA] Medats Autumn Meeting

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Medieval Dress and Textile Society Autumn Meeting, Saturday 27th October 2007 at the Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

Topic: Recent finds & scholarship: Medieval Archaeological textiles in North-western Europe

Fees:
MEDATS members £15 in advance (£20 at the door)
Non-members £25 in advance
Non-members joining at the door Location:
Medieval Dress and Textile Society (London, England)

Costume Colloquium: A tribute to Janet Arnold

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Janet Arnold’s pioneering research into the cut and construction of clothes from the sixteenth to the early twentieth centuries provide invaluable information on clothing from the past. Her series of publications entitled Patterns of Fashion continues to make a profound impact in many fields, from the re-creation of historic dance and other forms of re-enactment to designs for stage, film and television. For art historians and conservators too, her insights have proved an indispensable aid to historical research. Location:
Florence Italy

Fire destroys "Lost Colony" costumes

A fire recently destroyed the section of the Waterside Theatre in Roanoke Island, North Carolina which housed historic costumes in the Irene Rains Costume Shop. Most of the costumes for Paul Green's play, the Lost Colony, were destroyed.

"Hornblower" props to go on the block

Over 300 of the props and costumes from the Hornblower television series will be auctioned in Maldon, Essex on October 3, 2007.

Robin Netherton/Laurellen de Brandevin Lecture Weekend

Costume researchers Robin Netherton and Laurellen de Brandevin (mka Tammy Dupuis) will visit Eugene, Oregon for a lecture and discussion seminar the weekend of October 20-21, 2007.

Royal Shakespeare Company costumes for sale to the public

In a special one-day sale, thousands of costumes from the Royal Shakespeare Company will be available for purchase by the public. The sale will take place September 29, 2007.

Robin Netherton/Laurellen de Brandevin Lecture Weekend

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On Saturday, October 20, 2007 we're delighted to be hosting Robin Netherton, a researcher specializing in Western European dress of the Middle Ages.

Since 1982, she has given lectures and workshops on medieval clothing for academic audiences, historical societies, reenactment groups, and other organizations. She will be presenting the following lectures:

  • The Gothic Fitted Dress
  • The Greenland Gored Gown Location:
    Eugene, Oregon

Renaissance Store newsletter offers new articles

The editors of the Renaissance Store newsletters have added new titles to their Articles Archive, including an interview with the Tudor Tailers and suggestions for dressing for a Ren Faire.

French fashion trend setters for 1400 years

A new study of clothing from Anglo Saxon graves by archaeologist Penelope Walton Rogers shows that most styles followed the customs set in northern France.

Period fashion dolls model renaissance clothes

In an article for Renaissance Quarterly, "Living Dolls: François Ier Dresses His Women," Yassana C. Croizat of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University looks at the practice of wealthy patrons during the Renaissance to use fashion dolls to study costumes.

Japanese Kimono & Hakama Sewing Class

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On July 21st-22nd, Mistress Ella Gajewi von Pommern will be teaching a sewing class on Japanese Kimono and Hakama. The costumes are planned for our Fettburg's Midsummer Feast on August 18th, which is going to be a traditional Japanese Feast.

Japanese Kimono & Hakama Sewing Class

July 21 -22, 2007

United Lutheran Church
649 Northgate Drive, Manteca

SATURDAY CLASS 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Location:
Barony of Fettburg (Manteca, California)

Central Region Garb Workshop

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This is to announce the next rotation of the Central Region Garb Workshop, this time held by Lady Emma Dandelion in Schweinfurt. Come ready your garb for the coming winter months! Bring your books to share with others! Bring your projects and ideas! New sewers, come get help on your new projects, and old sewers come share your expertise!

Anyhow, its fun.

It will take place on September 29-30, 2007 Location:
(Schweinfurt, Germany)

Tudor Tailor Vallejo photos highlight headpieces

Joane Silvertoppe, of the Kingdom of Caid, reports that she has posted an album of photos from workshop presented by England's Tudor Tailors. The workshop took place recently in Vallejo, California.

Hautbois teaches history through music

Hautbois is an English musical duo that teaches history through music from the Middle Ages up through the 1940's.

Return of the Duct Tape Princesses!

They're back! This year's entries in the Stuck at the Prom duct tape prom-wear contest are now online.

The challenge of creating medieval garb

An article for the Kuwait Times discusses the difficulties of creating medieval clothing in a modern world.

Osteological measurement database online

The Museum of London's Centre for Human Bioarchaeology hosts a database of osteological measurements from human remains during the medieval and post-medieval periods.

Rozani Designs

Rozani Designs provides period styles with an original flair. Specialties include Renaissance garb for Lords and Ladies, Smalls and Pleasant Peasants. From Pirate and Wench Wear to clasps and pattern guides, there are goods for the newbie SCAer or advanced seamstress. Choose from masquerade accessories and plumes for designing your own creations. And for dragon and jester enthusiasts, there are staves and more.

Realm of Venus showcases Italian garb

According to listowner Bella Lucia da Verona (Annabella Wake), she created the Realm of Venus because she loved to look at other people's Italian Renaissance garb. The site showcases "Italian historical fashions of the late fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries."

Tartan Day on the runway

Tartan Week was celebrated in style recently in New York with runway models, Miss Scotland, and Sean Connery in a custom-made tartan Mercedes!