Re: [h-cost] 19th century clothing in need of a new home

2017-02-13 Thread A. Thurman
Can I share this on some Facebook costume groups I'm on? I'd be happy to provide a signal boost. Allison On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 2:00 PM, wrote: > > >1. 19th century clothing in need of a new home (Mary Bucher) > > >

Re: [h-cost] is h-costume still going?

2015-12-18 Thread A. Thurman
I'm still here, though do most of my costume talk on FB these days as well. I'd LOVE to be making something (so many things!) but I'm working on a book (not costume related). I've discovered I have time to write or costume, but not both. I am still attending the Tudor Tailor weekend next June in

[h-cost] Visit to Italy

2014-03-11 Thread A. Thurman
On Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 2:00 PM, wrote: Send h-costume mailing list submissions to -- Message: 3 Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:47:02 -0400 From: Katy Bishop To: h-costume

Re: [h-cost] Easy way to get a hand sewn T-Tunic

2013-03-29 Thread A. Thurman
I too am torn between the Indiana Jones impulse (It belongs in a museum!) and realizing that clothes are ultimately made to be worn. For example, much as I revere Fortuny gowns as the artworks that they are, I can't say I wouldn't be tempted to wear one if given the opportunity (after showering

[h-cost] Linkage: Fashioning the Early Modern: Creativity and Innovation in Europe, 1500-1800

2012-03-21 Thread A. Thurman
I happened across this link and thought I'd share. As an Elizabethan buff it's especially interesting for me because many of the contributions address 16th century clothing outside of England, but given the geographic and time range, I'm sure there's plenty else if your interests lie anywhere

Re: [h-cost] What's your dressmaker's dummy wearing today?

2011-10-06 Thread A. Thurman
A pirate coat (1730sih, but I make no claims to accuracy) made from old drapes and a felt tricorn to go with. I hope to wear them to the local renn faire before the season ends; if not, I'm sure I'll find something to do with them :P Allison T. ___

[h-cost] Attention: Carmen Beaudry re: Fortuny notes

2011-09-03 Thread A. Thurman
Please contact me off list, athurman at gmail dot com. I emailed you to trade Fortuny notes but I may have bounced due to the authentication system set up. I'm still eager to see the details of your visit to MOHAI! Allison ___ h-costume mailing list

Re: [h-cost] When did you join H-Costume

2011-08-08 Thread A. Thurman
On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 2:00 PM, wrote: Subject: Re: [h-cost] Where is everyone hanging out these days? To: 'Historical Costume' Date: Monday, August 8, 2011, 1:08 AM So here are the did you find the h-costume email list?? And

Re: [h-cost] Where is everyone hanging out these days?

2011-08-07 Thread A. Thurman
Date: Sat, 06 Aug 2011 12:37:22 -0700 From: Lavolta Press To: Historical Costume Subject: [h-cost] Where is everyone hanging out these days? Message-ID: Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed

[h-cost] Attn: Kathy Page re: Met Museum visit

2011-08-07 Thread A. Thurman
No sooner do I post that I have nothing to say, than I do: I'm conducting some research into the construction of Mariano Fortuny's pleated gowns. The Costume Institute at the Met in NYC has several with sleeves, which could hopefully answer some questions I have that the easier-to-find sleeveless

[h-cost] Splendors of the Renaissance photos

2010-05-30 Thread A. Thurman
My photo set on Flickr is here: Please feel free to share the link. Allison T. ___ h-costume mailing list

Re: [h-cost] New to me - Historic Clothing Reconstruction

2010-05-28 Thread A. Thurman
I think this is the same exhibit that was at the Italian Embassy in DC for a couple of weeks in 2008. It too wasn't well publicized - I only found out about it by luck and had to make an appointment to see it. Very, very good, because I could get very close to everything and even back views of

Re: [h-cost] Steampunk (was: Re: A strange question)

2010-03-28 Thread A. Thurman
On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 2:00 PM, wrote: -- Message: 1 Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2010 11:39:53 -0700 From: Wanda Pease To: Historical Costume Subject: Re:

[h-cost] Question: Regency trains?

2010-03-04 Thread A. Thurman
I'm looking to make my first (non-fantasy-tinged) Regency gown, out of white on white windowpane cotton. I am finding that during my target time period (1800-1810) many (all?) dresses had a train, even for day. I'm considering eliminating this to reduce wear and tear (it's fine white fabric

Re: [h-cost] Question: Regency trains?

2010-03-04 Thread A. Thurman
Just wanted to thank everyone for their replies. Hope, thank you for the images (your post below), and the difference between ball and opera gowns. FWIW, I'm going for a basic day gown that might I might accessorize in future for evening, if possible. Based on your responses. I think I'm going to

Re: [h-cost] Costuming Events in the US/East coast Jul-Aug-Sept

2010-02-22 Thread A. Thurman
Early August might be late for your visit, but the Costume Society of America is having a symposium Fashion In Fiction - The Dark Side October 8-10 I'm a DC person and if I'm still local in October (long story) I plan to

Re: [h-cost] Pantone color guide

2010-01-03 Thread A. Thurman
FWIW, I'm liking the link Fran posted. No monitor is identical, but it's a great guide to get the gist of the historic colors being described. Also, FWIW, Pantone offers a shopper's color guide for only $20. No idea how it compares to the professional level guides or how long the colors stay

[h-cost] Costume sale in DC this weekend

2009-10-07 Thread A. Thurman
Just landed in my inbox this evening: DC - Costume Sale Sunday 10/11 The Ultimate Costume Sale! Just in time for Halloween Sunday, October 11, 2009 1 p.m.- 6 p.m. Sidney Harman Hall Costumes will be available from several of

Re: [h-cost] comparison shopping - Tudor Shoes

2009-08-13 Thread A. Thurman
On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 9:29 AM, wrote: Message: 5 Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 18:45:54 -0700 From: Sharon Collier Subject: Re: [h-cost] comparison shopping - Tudor Shoes To: 'Historical Costume' Message-ID:

[h-cost] Blog post: Resurrection of the Amateur

2009-05-12 Thread A. Thurman
A fencing buddy of mine works for the Center for the Future of Museums (USA) and has written a post for the CFM's blog about the interface between museum experts and amateur experts. Given that a lot of the people on this list aren't museum professionals yet may visit costume collections behind

[h-cost] Costume Con

2009-05-01 Thread Allison Thurman
I will be there as well - I'll get a red H stamped on my badge if one is available! Allison T. ___ h-costume mailing list

Re: [h-cost] Ladies Clothing - gentry, c. 1503

2008-12-10 Thread A. Thurman
There's a book, Women of Distinction: Margaret of York and Margaret of Austria - not sure about M of A but M of Y died in 1503, so some of the photos might be helpful: Also you might try looking

Re: [h-cost] Brassiere supplies

2008-09-08 Thread A. Thurman
I've had good luck with in the past. Allison T. On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 2:00 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Message: 1 Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2008 13:01:20 -0700 From: Lilinah [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [h-cost] Brassiere supplies To: Message-ID: [EMAIL

Re: [h-cost] Florence colloquium

2008-07-11 Thread A. Thurman
I'll be there... Allison T. On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 2:00 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2008 17:14:21 -0400 From: monica spence [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [h-cost] Journal of the Costume Society To: Historical Costume [EMAIL PROTECTED] Message-ID: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [h-cost] Flat bottomed (and other) armholes

2008-04-28 Thread A. Thurman
Sure, I'll chat this with you after I have a chance to read your full blog post. Is there any chance at all that the upper classes might have used a similar flattened opening? I've found the curved armholes found in almost every 16th c. pattern/drafting a nightmare to fit on my wonky

[h-cost] Florence

2008-04-28 Thread A. Thurman
I'll be one of the people going to the Janet Arnold symposium in Florence. There's been a separate Yahoo Groups mailing list set up for people going (or, indeed, any costume buffs that travel) so we can coordinate our activities: Allison T.

Re: [h-cost] How Many Costume Books/Magazines/Photos Do You

2008-04-25 Thread A. Thurman
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Penny Ladnier Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 9:03 PM To: h-costume Subject: [h-cost] How Many Costume Books/Magazines/Photos Do You Own This could be really fun to poll the list. Lurkers come out, wherever you are!

[h-cost] semi-OT: getting smoke smell out of fabrics

2008-03-10 Thread A. Thurman
My mom is quitting smoking and my sister is trying to get the smoke smell out of her clothes and linens (only reason I'm not is because I live too far away!) So far she's tried 2 washes with baking soda-based laundry detergent and drying with a scented dryer sheet, but the stink is still there.

[h-cost] Re: slops for women

2008-02-21 Thread A. Thurman
Thank you for this. I've had other things going on and have not been able to follow up my original question, but slops = women's mourning clothes makes a lot of sense given the original context. Allison T. On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 7:50 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Message: 10 Date: Thu, 21

Re: [h-cost] slops for women?

2008-02-04 Thread A. Thurman
Not sure whether you mean my question or Suzanne's, but I have no problem with your forwarding my original question. Allison T. On Feb 4, 2008 2:00 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Message: 3 Date: Sun, 3 Feb 2008 18:08:34 -0500 From: Susan Data-Samtak [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [h-cost]

[h-cost] slops for women?

2008-02-02 Thread A. Thurman
I'm reading Dress in the Court of Henry VIII and found a strange reference to slops for women on page 64. It's a description of the fabric given to some of Henry VII's female relatives to make mourning clothes for his funeral (in 1509). The author writes that Margaret Beaufort, Catherine of

[h-cost] Re: Hamilton Dry Goods

2008-01-31 Thread A. Thurman
Glad to hear of other good experiences with Hamilton Dry Goods. I know about them through their Ebay store - they had a good deal on over-the-knee socks (useful in a pinch as stockings for medieval/renaissance gear) a while back, something like 10 pair for $20. I don't have their Ebay seller ID on

[h-cost] Re: Malaria

2008-01-14 Thread A. Thurman
If there really is resistance to malaria in the modern European population, might it not also mean that there was more intermarriage between Africans and Europeans than is traditionally supposed? Though I'm skeptical as I've not heard of particular genetic resistance in Europeans against malaria,

[h-cost] Re: Tudor Sweating sickness

2008-01-08 Thread A. Thurman
I've been watching too and was surprised to find that the sweating sickness outbreak was one of the things they got right! Also I have access to PubMed through work and several articles there suggest it was a type of hantavirus passed by rodents.

[h-cost] Re: Introduction

2008-01-04 Thread A. Thurman
Welcome aboard! You'll find a number of 16th century/Elizabethan costumers on this list, including myself (though many are more able/prolific than I)! I too am developing an interest in the social/political conditions that led the English to colonize the Americas, mostly fueled by a recent trip

[h-cost] Re: Costume related Christmas gifts

2007-12-26 Thread A. Thurman
On Dec 26, 2007 9:49 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Costume related, I got the Janet Arnold book on 19th and early 20th c. costume patterns, some fingerless gloves (EXCELLENT for use in cold offices), and time to do some sewing. I've also got the Dress at the Court of Henry VIII but it hasn't

[h-cost] Re: Sally Queen Associates--annual costume calendar?

2007-12-07 Thread A. Thurman
AFAIK, this is the last year the company is doing calendars. Her latest effort is largely the USA Costume Collections guide. Allison On Dec 7, 2007 2:00 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2007 07:58:58 -0500 From: Catherine Olanich Raymond [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [h-cost]

[h-cost] Re: CC 2009 whine...

2007-11-28 Thread A. Thurman
I've regrettably been out of the Costume Con loop for the past couple of years precisely because it's been so far away in past years. Having it in Baltimore is FANTASTIC for me, as it's only a jump up the road from me! In other words - great good news! If I decide to do the Wool festival I can

[h-cost] Re: Elizabeth Reviews

2007-10-12 Thread A. Thurman
What you said. It also seems that the director's vision was NOT one of historical reality, either in costume or content: I am hoping that the acting will be good, at least! Allison T. On 10/12/07, [EMAIL

[h-cost] Re: What's your dressmakers dummy wearing?

2007-10-04 Thread A. Thurman
It's layered at the moment because I've got two projects in play: 1) a PVC version of a leather vest from the tv show Firefly that is currently on hold until I find the right buckles and other notions to complete it. 2) Over it is a white linen 16th c. shift which I am working on (along with a

[h-cost] Re: King Tut Exhibit

2007-08-22 Thread A. Thurman
Seconding what Martha said - a lot of the more famous items did stay home (I'm still irked that the death mask is used in the promotional material, but is not included in the exhibit), but a lot of the items included are those that seldom leave Egypt and are in what in my untutored mind is an

[h-cost] Re: Coffee and Tea

2007-08-21 Thread A. Thurman
Penny - thanks for the tips re: the coffee grounds. My husband does what very little planting we do around here because I have a very brown thumb, but I put some cooled grounds + water in kitty grass today, and I'll see how it goes. Albert - I'm from GA and I've never liked Iced tea. You're not

[h-cost] In print or not

2007-08-10 Thread A. Thurman
In reference to the recent discussions re: whether the Daniela Turudich books were ever printed, I emailed a friend of mine who works as a library cataloger in Canada and she sent me the following regarding how to tell if a book listed is really in print or not - library listings aren't always

RE: [h-cost] Book search?

2007-07-31 Thread A. Thurman
Thanks for posting this - I was under the impression that they were never published, and I had my eye on several of these. Thanks! Allison T. On 7/31/07, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Message: 10 Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 06:33:57 -0500 From: otsisto [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject:

[h-cost] New western martial arts magazine out

2007-07-22 Thread A. Thurman
Just found out about this and thought I'd pass it along: Allison ___ h-costume mailing list

[h-cost] Re: Tudor Tailor - headrail

2007-06-25 Thread A. Thurman
Thank you very much for these! Lots of good ideas for ways I can conceal my anachronistic hair!! Allison T. On 6/25/07, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Send h-costume mailing list submissions to Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2007 21:50:01 -0700 (PDT) From: MaggiRos [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject:

[h-cost] Tudor Tailor - headrail

2007-06-24 Thread A. Thurman
Has anyone else tried the headrail arrangement described in the Tudor Tailor (p. 144)? I've got my yard of linen but can't make it quite go - the back bunches up and I have no idea where the long ends of the triangle can tuck under. Am I working with too thick of a fabric (~5 oz. linen, dress

[h-cost] Re: Suburban DC costuming day?

2007-06-09 Thread A. Thurman
In DC there are 3 things I'm currently aware of: Red at the Textile Museum: Italian Renaissance and Baroque Women Painters at the National Museum of Women in the arts (not costume focused, but lots of portraits with costume detail):

[h-cost] Re: Suburban DC costuming day?

2007-06-08 Thread A. Thurman
I'm game :) Do you think it would be better to just meet for food or something costume-neutral, or try and find a museum/exhibit/something we might all be interested in? Allison T. On 6/8/07, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Send h-costume mailing list submissions to

[h-cost] DC area :)

2007-06-06 Thread A. Thurman
I'm not a policy wonk, but I AM in the DC burbs (NIH contractor) - didn't realize that there were other local people here! Astoundingly late notice, but there's a talk by Carole Collier Frick tonight at the National Museum of Women in the Arts downtown:

[h-cost] Florence in 2008

2007-06-06 Thread A. Thurman
If anyone is starting a list to coordinate activites, I would like to be included. The odds of my being able to go are slim, but one never knows. Allison T. ___ h-costume mailing list

[h-cost] Re: HBO Rome series - anyone else watching?

2007-03-05 Thread A. Thurman
On 3/5/07, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: -- Message: 8 Date: Sun, 04 Mar 2007 18:39:03 -0700 From: Saragrace Knauf [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [h-cost] HBO Rome series - anyone else watching? To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Message-ID: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

[h-cost] Re: CostumeCon and projects

2007-01-06 Thread A. Thurman
For CC 2004 the H-Costume folks arranged for registration to put a big red H stamp on member name tags so H-costume people could identify each other on sight. Perhaps something similar could be arranged this year? At this stage, I strongly doubt I'm attending due to financial limitations, though

[h-cost] Spanish costume/Alcega

2006-12-31 Thread A. Thurman
I'm doing some tentative research for a 16th century Spanish woman's outfit. Looking through Alcega's pattern book, I'm a little confused as to the terminology and want to know whether it's a translation error or whether there are genuinely two different garments being described: For example,

[h-cost] Re: Questions re: Moda a Firenze

2006-12-27 Thread A. Thurman
Based on everyone's recommendations, I went ahead and put in a reserve from an Italian company called Maremagnum who has to check with their sources - I was told to expect a reply in 3 weeks. Is this the Italian company you ordered out of, Susan? I was under the impression that Shramansky was

[h-cost] Questions re: Moda a Firenze

2006-12-26 Thread A. Thurman
I've lucked into some Christmas gift money and am looking to (finally!) purchase this book. However, given the hefty price tag, I'd like to get some reviews (regrettably, the local textile library doesn't have a copy). Some of my questions: What are its strengths? Weaknesses? Are the writers

[h-cost] Any Tudor Tailorers?

2006-12-11 Thread A. Thurman
Has anyone yet made any of the patterns from the Tudor Tailor book yet? I'm currently making a pair of venetians and am struggling to figure out the pocket. Please feel free to email me off list. Allison T. ___ h-costume mailing list

[h-cost] Re: On Chopines

2006-11-11 Thread A. Thurman
I LOVE your red brocaded chopines! Thank you much for posting your how to site - this will definitely go on my (massive) backlist of potential future projects! Allison T. On 11/11/06, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- Message: 8 Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2006

[h-cost] Anyone at Winterthur this weekend?

2006-10-16 Thread A. Thurman
Is anyone else planning to attend the Fall Forum on Fashion: Fashion in Film this Saturday at Winterthur Museum in DE? It's the first event listed here: Allison T. ___ h-costume

[h-cost] Re: Wikipedia as source

2006-09-30 Thread A. Thurman
On 9/29/06, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Message: 8 Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 16:43:57 -0400 From: Penny [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [h-cost] Wikipedia as a source To: Historical Costume [EMAIL PROTECTED] Message-ID: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed;

[h-cost] Semi-OT: Profanity in Deadwood

2006-09-25 Thread A. Thurman
I started watching the show a couple of months ago. I'm no prude but the length and breadth of the swearing in the first episode made my ears curl! Still, it's growing on me, and I wondered too about the language. It turns out that the use of modern profanity is a deliberate choice on the part

[h-cost] Question re: men's 16th/17th c. doublet

2006-09-19 Thread A. Thurman
On 9/19/06, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Message: 6 Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 20:23:35 -0500 From: Alexandria Doyle [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [h-cost] Question re: men's 16th/17th c. doublet To: Historical Costume [EMAIL PROTECTED] Message-ID: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

[h-cost] Question re: men's 16th/17th c. doublet

2006-09-18 Thread A. Thurman
I have a question about the size/shape of doublet tabs/skirts on men's doublets ca. 1600-1610. Some background: I'm making a linen canvas doublet for rapier fencing, based loosely on the one in Janet Arnold's Patterns of Fashion 1560-1620 (page 82). Apart from the fabric, it also has a pointed

[h-cost] Re: new images of Elizabethan gowns online

2006-09-04 Thread A. Thurman
Date: Sat, 02 Sep 2006 19:14:16 -0500 From: Melanie Schuessler [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [h-cost] new images of Elizabethan gowns online To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Message-ID: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii; format=flowed Greetings to all, I've finally gotten some

[h-cost] Re: Useful Resource

2006-08-20 Thread A. Thurman
Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2006 05:20:46 -0700 (PDT) From: Kathy Page [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [h-cost] Useful Resource To: E List [EMAIL PROTECTED], Historical Costume List Message-ID: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1 When the itinerant

[h-cost] OT: LJ/ blogspot/Yahoo360 etc.

2006-07-10 Thread A. Thurman
Message: 8 Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2006 21:59:27 -0700 (PDT) From: Kimiko Small [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [h-cost] OT: LJ/ blogspot/Yahoo360 etc. To: Historical Costume [EMAIL PROTECTED] Message-ID: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1 Hi Fran, For some of us, myself

[h-cost] Best prices on Moda a Firenze?

2006-06-11 Thread A. Thurman
I'm finally looking at picking up this book, and it seems like the best price is through - 58EUR converts to about $73USD as of today; every other source (Lacis,, Alibris) lists prices at $100 or above. My only concern that might affect price is what Polistampa might

[h-cost] Re: treadle machines/so what are you making?

2006-06-10 Thread A. Thurman
Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2006 17:12:29 -0400 From: Megan M. [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: RE: [h-cost] Hand crank, treadle machines--where to look; what to pay? To: 'Historical Costume' [EMAIL PROTECTED] Message-ID: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Sarah Patterson

[h-cost] Re: working with leather, Firefly browncoat

2006-04-26 Thread A. Thurman
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 16:07:10 -0500 From: E House [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [h-cost] Re: working with leather, Firefly browncoat To: Historical Costume [EMAIL PROTECTED] Message-ID: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset=iso-8859-1;

[h-cost] Re: Firefly browncoat

2006-04-22 Thread A. Thurman
Message: 8 Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2006 17:54:30 -0500 From: E House [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [h-cost] Knight's Tale To: Historical Costume [EMAIL PROTECTED] Message-ID: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset=iso-8859-1; reply-type=original Shiny! =}

[h-cost] corded/trapunto doublet question

2006-03-19 Thread A. Thurman
I'm the one who about a month ago asked about possible shrinkage of corded corsets and bodices. Based on answers here I've decided to cut my fencing doublet pieces with an extra 1 all around, just in case. I'm debating whether to assemble the interlining and outerlining pieces separately before

[h-cost] corded corset shrinkage?

2006-02-24 Thread A. Thurman
One last question for the night: A friend helped me drape a pattern for an early 17th c. fencing doublet. For protection and support I want to cord the lining/interlining like the corset described here: before adding quilted

[h-cost] Re: extant inventories, Inventory Wiki, etc.

2006-01-30 Thread A. Thurman
Reading about all these extant inventories makes me practically ache with envy, mostly that I don't have the time, languages, or education to dig into one of them properly! However, I do know computers and the web. I think a Wiki-type collaborative project on one of these documents would be a

[h-cost] Re: playing in period societies?

2005-09-27 Thread A. Thurman
It might also be worthwhile to look at historic martial arts (, and similar) for people interested in period play. I know the SCA does some of this but I don't know how invested they are in true period fighting techniques - I fence with MASHS and their devotion

[h-cost] Re: Current fashion magazines

2005-09-26 Thread A. Thurman
I don't subscribe to fashion magazines and seldom buy them (I find they end up taking space long after I'm interested in them), but when I do it's either something for inspiration (Vogue and similar that show couture or various subcultural/music oriented fashion magazines) or something that just

[h-cost] enough yardage for men's liene?

2005-08-31 Thread A. Thurman
I've got 3 yards of 50 wide yellow linen that I'd like to make into a liene for my husband. He's 6'3, 240 lbs - is there any way I can squeeze a reasonably long (knee length) liente for him out of only 3 yards (any time period)? I'm aware of the Reconstructing History pattern but I don't want to

Re: [h-cost] Mrs. Pemberton's partlet?

2005-07-24 Thread A. Thurman
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2005 08:55:13 +1000 From: koid gath [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [h-cost] Mrs. Pemberton's partlet? To: Historical Costume [EMAIL PROTECTED] Message-ID: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii; format=flowed IIRC that was Kirrily Robert aka Skud.