The first time I went to an SCA event was when I was 17. My friend Nikki brought me and sewed me a cute little chemise with eyelet lace, a boned bodice, and a brown wool skirt. I loved it and wore it many times after, but never really got into the whole SCA thing. I was a little too young, and she had her two beautiful children shortly after and stopped playing. (She's sitting there next to me, but you can't see her face!)
|Dragonslayer 2006, I believe!|
The second dress Bronwyn made for me was a yellow linen-esque kirtle, and I have never ever been happier with a garment. It felt so special to have something of my very own that I didn't have to borrow! I definitely felt like I fit in much better. Unfortunately, over time it's started to fall apart a bit and it's now much too big. I still have great affection for it, though!
|That apron is not linen. It is the cheapest synthetic linen imaginable - water literally beads off of it.|
Note also the entirely too-small hat - I did make it, but I never manage to make one big enough
for my massive head.
|For your reference, everything is wrong about how I am wearing this outfit.|
It should be closed, no big manly belt, and I should have some variety of hat.
See above note on giant head.
|The shawl is definitely a $2 curtain panel from Value Village. I literally did not even alter it at all.|
I was quite delighted with my bangs though, that's a look that needs to come back in fashion straight away.
Last summer, I made a palla and a tunica - both Roman garments. I love Roman clothing, but the fabric I chose wasn't really quite right for the purpose and the palla ended up very heavy and quite unwieldy. I am hoping to pull these apart and make something a little bit more serviceable for heavy wear in the kitchen and at camping events, and simple enough that my changing size won't fundamentally alter their appearance.
|My tunica/chiton/whatever and palla (I'm on the right)|
My heart will always be in the Renaissance, but dipping back into the Medieval period for a bit is probably more practical for the moment! Hopefully, I will have enough fabric to make a cote in the lovely golden yellow color and a surcote in the dark blue. We'll see how it all turns out!
Wish me luck!
|Like this, but less voluminous. Also, linen, not wool. (source: The Medieval Tailor's Assistant.)|