[h-cost] books and resources

2008-04-28 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
OK you H-Costume folk, if you will take one more reflection on Books/Resources from a recently retired costumer,.. When I began my craft nearly 50 years ago,  I soon found that there were few books or resources for  period  costuming available from my local library or even the college library

[h-cost] child's skirt

2008-05-05 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I too think this is an illusion; an artist's attempt at  painting a realistic pose that shows what happens to the clothing when a child is being held. Most other paintings from earlier times are more concerned with content and meaning and not with pictoral renderings that try to duplicate the

Re: [h-cost] Costumed tableware

2008-05-20 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Pricey indeed, but what fun! Kathleen (who has more interesting china and glassware than she should!) -Original Message- From: Frank A Thallas Jr [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent 5/19/2008 4:29:14 PM To: 'Historical Costume' [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [h-cost] Costumed tableware Well, I kinda

Re: [h-cost] Questions on Louis XV (1760s) Costuming

2008-05-23 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Have you looked at the Dangerous Liaisons collections/exhibit at the Metropolitan, 2004? Not much in the way of lingerie but many extant costumes used for that display...for both men and women; very nice bibliography. kathleen -Original Message- From: Sharon Henderson [EMAIL PROTECTED]

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

2008-10-03 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
making a midcentury dress for this year's Christmas choir concert. Using one of the McCann patterns, I have chosen a Civil War quilt print fabric. While of cotton, the hand is very silky...purple nosegay of small roses on a tan background that also has a watermark streak through out. I have

Re: [h-cost] help needed to find a notion

2009-01-25 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I believe that Greenberg and Hammer still carry this item. Kathleen -Original Message- From: stils...@netspace.net.au Sent 1/24/2009 2:01:22 AM To: Historical Costume h-cost...@indra.com Subject: Re: [h-cost] help needed to find a notion tux. The notions list one cummerbund assembly (two

Re: [h-cost] Regency sleeve puffs

2009-03-22 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I have a pair of antique down puffs like the ones shown in the Kyoto book. They each have three ties about 8 long that are mated with matching ones in the sleeve head. they work wonderfully well. kathleen -Original Message- From: Lavolta Press f...@lavoltapress.com Sent 3/22/2009

Re: [h-cost] Russian Peasant dress prior to 17th century?

2009-03-31 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
You might start with the Jackie Kennedy volume on Russian costume. It includes many photos of folk costume from Russian regions. I would also check Tilke for Russian regional dress. Kathleen -Original Message- From: K?the Barrows kay...@gmail.com Sent 3/31/2009 5:43:12 AM To:

Re: [h-cost] Russian Peasant dress prior to 17th century?

2009-03-31 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Another thought re research of paintings, I suppose the art work you need would be in the religious devotional work? Kathleen -Original Message- From: Saragrace Knauf wickedf...@msn.com Sent 3/31/2009 10:14:02 AM To: h-cost...@indra.com Subject: Re: [h-cost] Russian Peasant dress prior to

Re: [h-cost] Russian Peasant dress prior to 17th century?

2009-03-31 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Sara, have you seen any of Alessandra Thor's original work? She is a Russian dollmaker originally connected with the Seeley clan. I find her folk dolls to be awesome...and she often dresses them in Old Time garb. -Original Message- From: Saragrace Knauf wickedf...@msn.com Sent 3/31/2009

Re: [h-cost] What's on the horizon

2009-04-07 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Fantastic! I had no idea that there was this development in Fashion softwear. What fun to see how the garment will move before it is even cut. Yesterday I received a copy of Textiles in America 1650-1870 (published 2007) Florence Montgomery. Did I miss a h-costume discussion of this volume?

Re: [h-cost] possibly OT -- Academic Hoods

2009-04-15 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I used my husband's hood to make one for my soninlaw. Is yours to be for the MA or Phd. I would be happy to make up a pattern for you. First, research the general style (any of Academic garb sites and find out the proper colors for School and discipline to be featured. I can also send you my

Re: [h-cost] possibly OT -- Academic Hoods

2009-04-16 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
honorific statement. Kathleen -Original Message- From: Susan Farmer sfar...@goldsword.com Sent 4/15/2009 8:45:48 PM To: h-costume@mail.indra.com Subject: Re: [h-cost] possibly OT -- Academic HoodsQuoting R Lloyd Mitchell rmitch...@staff.washjeff.edu: I used my husband's hood to make one for my

Re: [h-cost] possibly OT -- Academic Hoods

2009-04-17 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
My husband's favorite tale is one of showing up at the stated bookstore to sing up for the rental gown at xxxfee and the salesman took him aside and said I don't want to disuade you from getting a new one, but if you step over here, you might change your mind. (The old bate and switch) The

Re: [h-cost] Amazing textile in today's New York Times

2009-09-23 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Wow, what a beauty.? Thanks for the heads up Kathleen -Original Message- From: Ruth Anne Baumgartner ruthan...@mindspring.com Sent 9/23/2009 10:00:36 AM To: Historical Costume h-cost...@indra.com Subject: [h-cost] Amazing textile in today's New York TimesFascinating article, stunning

Re: [h-cost] OT : Need help finding extra-long fake fur!

2009-09-29 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Audrey, I have had good luck in the past using Denverfabrics.com.? However they do not always have the same furs. The last time I needed some I googled faux fur/fake fur/long hair fur. One can find some of the highend stuff in a random search. Kathleen -Original Message- From: Audrey

Re: [h-cost] Opinions on this book

2009-10-01 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
If you are doing historical costume in the time period of this book, it is interesting to see ancient dress from the vintage point of view of History. Recreating h-costume? for theater productions such as You Can't take it with You or maybe One Touch of Venus may require designs that are more

Re: [h-cost] Opinions on this book

2009-10-01 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
The Wilcox book along with Yarwood and one or two others of the 50's/60's were the very images that sent me to the research point of re-discovering the wealth of period detail in paintings and portraits...sort of like getting kicked off the diving board.It was kind of fun taking their drawings

Re: [h-cost] Query on sewing machines

2009-10-07 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
A trick I learned from my home-service Sears man was to get a sample carpet piece to go under the machine; it helps a lot with the 'travel bounce'. My Beloved Kenmore of 22 years was all steel... and heavy to boot ... and sometimes would shift under the stress of the project in hand. I love my

Re: [h-cost] My Latest Finds: beaded gown photos

2009-10-20 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Penny, my date take on the gown would be late 50's early 60's.? Someone has already identified the sleeve as typical traditional Phillipines style.? It is a style that shows up even today for formal ethnic wear.? The beading pattern is also right for this period.? In my past Collection, there

Re: [h-cost] My Latest Finds: Fur and hat: photos

2009-10-20 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Is there a pillbox form underneath? This looks to be of a similar time as the Phillipine gown.? If you check it against some os the add photos in the magazines I gave you, you will see its sisters being shown with suits or cocktail dresses. -Original Message- From: Penny Ladnier

Re: [h-cost] Have you seen this magazine cover?

2009-11-09 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I made one like this using a highend lace piece for the cap.? it came out looking like a real antique. ksm -Original Message- From: Nordtorp-Madson, Michelle A. manordto...@stthomas.edu Sent 11/9/2009 7:51:40 AM To: Historical Costume h-cost...@indra.com Subject: Re: [h-cost] Have you

Re: [h-cost] Have you seen this magazine cover?

2009-11-09 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I concur re late 20s for date.? I believe you can see one like this in the Dover SR reprint catalogue for the Twenties. -Original Message- From: SPaterson sjpater...@eastlink.ca Sent 11/9/2009 7:49:59 AM To: Historical Costume h-cost...@indra.com Subject: Re: [h-cost] Have you seen this

Re: [h-cost] 1920s Men's bathing suit pattern

2010-01-13 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
For a family picture two years ago, I found 'bike' style knit?underwear for the men(striped) in Penny's catalogue.? To these, we used black knit muscle shirts for the top.?This worked really well. ? The antique onsie is usually black wool knit with a buttcover length top that is attached to the

Re: [h-cost] 1920s Men's bathing suit pattern

2010-01-15 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
And then there was Bailey's Beach at Newport, RI where men 'bathed' in the Buff!? Women, of course had another section of the beach where they changed from street ensembles to bathing attire in bathing wagons (think gypsey) which hauled them into waist high water. -Original Message-

Re: [h-cost] Washing, irioning, and running repairs - was an amusing error

2010-01-17 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Mangle is a rotary iron usually used for table linens and other 'flat' items.? A Wringer -Original Message- From: julian wilson smnc...@yahoo.co.uk Sent 1/17/2010 6:26:32 AM To: Historical Costume h-cost...@indra.com Subject: Re: [h-cost] Washing, irioning, and running repairs - was an

Re: [h-cost] Washing, irioning, and running repairs - was an amusing error

2010-01-17 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Opps in sending the former statement. A mangle is a rotaty iron usually used for household linens; ?a wringer? ?was part of the washing machine.? It was mounted on the tub frame for laundry (19th century).? When electricity came into practicle use, the machine for washing clothes was motorized

Re: [h-cost] Trade Journals

2010-01-18 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Penny, I am not sure of the neckline but it may mean a slight 'V with attached fabric collar (recollection of F?tennis players of that time period.)? The d-b reffers to Double breasted jacket. Kathleen? ___ h-costume mailing list

Re: [h-cost] Washing, ironing, and running repairs - was an amusing error

2010-01-18 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I guess what we remember of these machines is that they were not Toys.??Many modern day kids seem to think that any thing that has moving parts invite an interactive response and it is Their turn. As a pre-schooler, I actually got to try ironing with a flatiron..fresh from the big black stove.

Re: [h-cost] Washing linen trousers

2010-01-25 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
This would be my take. too.? I manage to aquire a lot of 'linen' ready-mades; most of which are labeled dry'clean only' and washing by hand in cold water with woolite does just fine.? I also agree that it is the unknown content?of the linings, facings, trim and etc that may alter the return to

Re: [h-cost] The Young Victoria's Film Costumes

2010-01-25 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Penny, I have the Lace book if this would be of use to you. In researching images for dressing my Victoria doll, I found lots of photos at webshots and elsewhere.? I of course do not know what the copy wright issues are. Looking forward to the film.. Kathleen -Original Message- From:

[h-cost] mending by embroidery

2010-01-25 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
For some time now, I have been repairing wearable textiles which have been damaged by moth or bleach using a variety of embroidery to make the damage decorative. I am aware that some of the hippy style used this same technique and that there was an elaborate mending process in the 19th century

Re: [h-cost] mending by embroidery

2010-01-27 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Thanks for this explanation, Fran.? Your info tells the story for the 19th/20th Centuries which mirrors the evidence I have seen for myself. My larger question was how these mending methods might have been used in earlier times than the visable present.? Understanding that textiles were often

Re: [h-cost] mending by embroidery

2010-01-27 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Sorry fora all the ?!!! my computer seems to have a mind of its own. KSM -Original Message- From: R Lloyd Mitchell rmitch...@staff.washjeff.edu Sent 1/27/2010 9:23:20 AM To: Historical Costume h-cost...@indra.com Subject: Re: [h-cost] mending by embroideryThanks for this explanation, Fran

Re: [h-cost] My Winter Escape...Happy Mardi Gras!

2010-02-12 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Well, we just got back into our house in WashPa after 6 days without power.? We stuck it out until Monday past when we sat at the breakfast table in 33os. The gas stove and fireplace were OK to start but the romance got to be old real fast.? Hope you other folk out there a somewhat prepared. I

Re: [h-cost] Dating a couple garments

2010-02-13 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
One on, and one for the cleaners? Kathleen -Original Message- From: Deredere Galbraith tria...@kabelfoon.nl Sent 2/13/2010 3:02:43 AM To: Historical Costume h-cost...@indra.com Subject: Re: [h-cost] Dating a couple garmentsI can't help you with the dating but I had a good laugh reading

Re: [h-cost] Dating a couple garments

2010-02-13 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I had a number of 'dolmans' from the 1930/40s in my vintage collection. Do we assume the ones in hand were personal garments worn by you and come with memories? I think there was a fad more recently, perhaps the '80s? -Original Message- From: Sheridan Alder sheridanal...@yahoo.ca Sent

Re: [h-cost] What is this woman making?

2010-02-15 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
All four all seem to be engaged in the same activity and one has a frame. The product reminds me of some of the present fancy chenilles. -Original Message- From: otsisto otsi...@socket.net Sent 2/14/2010 6:12:07 PM To: Historical Costume h-cost...@indra.com Subject: Re: [h-cost] What is

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

2010-03-02 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
The Dummy that is dressed is Maud's, (but we won't tell, because the gown isn't hers).? I had a request from the Empress Carlota and? so the sewing basket is filled with goodies of antique blue polished cotton, white dimity, tiny blue fringe and wonderful black Chantilly lace. The patterns are

Re: [h-cost] What to name a dressmaker's dummy

2010-03-04 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
My 'guy' is AlCid His most recent outing was to do battle at the Heart Fund Ball modeling the Andy Worhal Cambell Soup Tee! Kathleen -Original Message- From: Cin cinbar...@gmail.com Sent 3/3/2010 2:29:04 PM To: h-cost...@indra.com Subject: [h-cost] What to name a dressmaker's dummyKathy,

Re: [h-cost] victorian gown?

2010-03-09 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
How about four centuries of costume quotations...not likely Victorian!! Kathleen -Original Message- From: stils...@netspace.net.au Sent 3/9/2010 6:39:14 PM To: Historical Costume h-cost...@indra.com Subject: Re: [h-cost] victorian gown?

Re: [h-cost] Jodhpurs Pattern?

2010-03-31 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I used to have a couple of jodpurs and one set buttoned of the left side the other buttoned of both sides, One had zippers at calf length and the other had 5 buttons (calf) All the ones I have seen were?wool, twill weave.? -Original Message- From: stils...@netspace.net.au Sent 3/31/2010

Re: [h-cost] Look at this photo

2010-04-02 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
She is a beauty!?I love the corsarge detail. kathleen -Original Message- From: Penny Ladnier penn...@costumegallery.com Sent 4/2/2010 3:19:11 AM To: h-costume h-cost...@indra.com Subject: [h-cost] Look at this photoI came across a tinted ambrotype on ebay today, auction #380218819142.

Re: [h-cost] Unidenitified object

2010-04-05 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I have one of these, also.? Mine is white plastic; the shape varies slightly.? The outer piece is shaped like a racketball/tennis racket (without handle) and the inner piece is more triangular (heart?), split at the top with daggard tips. The out rim is?3 1/2, inner: 2 1/2.? It is the only

Re: [h-cost] Unidenitified object

2010-04-05 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Wow!? This would answer for mine.? Could also be used to stabilize crochet balls. kathleen? -Original Message- From: otsisto otsi...@socket.net Sent 4/5/2010 9:15:23 AM To: Historical Costume h-cost...@indra.com Subject: Re: [h-cost] Unidenitified objectIt may not be the same thing but I

[h-cost] shippensburg exhibit

2010-04-07 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I just received my catalogues from the Shippensburg U 19th c. Exhibit.? Very well done; hope?I can see the show while it is still up! Nice to see this quality of fashion and provenance of Pa and borders. Kathleen ___ h-costume mailing list

Re: [h-cost] shippensburg exhibit

2010-04-09 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Appologies to the list.? Do not know why most of my messages send up with not so creative punctuation.? It is not in the original. Ann, when are you attending the exhibit? -Original Message- From: annbw...@aol.com Sent 4/7/2010 3:49:19 PM To: h-cost...@indra.com Subject: Re: [h-cost]

Re: [h-cost] Costume magazine article wanted

2010-04-09 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Can you describe the pants you are seeking? I have access to several types from that clime. kathleen -Original Message- From: Cascio Michael rosen...@yahoo.com Sent 4/9/2010 8:26:55 PM To: h-costume@mail.indra.com Subject: [h-cost] Costume magazine article wantedHi Everyone, ??? As it

Re: [h-cost] Unidenitified object

2010-04-14 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
of something from that time. You were supposed to catch the ends of your hair between the two halves and then roll it up. I never could make it work properly. Margo On Apr 5, 2010, at 6:32 AM, R Lloyd Mitchell wrote: Wow!? This would answer for mine.? Could also be used to stabilize crochet balls

Re: [h-cost] Unidenitified object

2010-04-15 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
can't see how the second object might be used. A pic would help. == Marjorie Wilser =:=:=:Three Toad Press:=:=: Learn to laugh at yourself and you will never lack for amusement. --MW http://3toad.blogspot.com/ On Apr 14, 2010, at 6:33 AM, R Lloyd Mitchell wrote: I have the piece you describe above

Re: [h-cost] References to silk ribbon embroidery for clothing in regency tim...

2010-04-21 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
The Kyoto book does show a gown (pp42/3) that I think comes close.? It certainly has raised embroidery, some of which could be ribbon.? Some of you might remember that Bjarne was working on this gown, the last time we heard from him. In the same volume (pp180/1) there is a reticule that also

Re: [h-cost] Arty recycling of garments

2010-04-21 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I do a fair ammount of embroidery-mending all the time.? Last fall I re cut and designed a long sweater vest, starting out at the goodwill with an oversized sweater (dress?).? I have been perusing the Art to Wear (Ausralia) again, and my mind is working on something that will include 'found'

Re: [h-cost] lovely costume photos

2010-04-21 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I love the cabbage gown!! Kathleen -Original Message- From: Kim Baird kba...@cableone.net Sent 4/19/2010 10:13:14 PM To: 'Historical Costume' h-cost...@indra.com Subject: [h-cost] lovely costume photos Check out these costumes by Nicole Dextras-made of some unusual materials!

Re: [h-cost] References to silk ribbon embroidery for clothing inregency tim...

2010-04-21 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I cruised several books and museum catalogues this Am for trimming a spencer; found no exact match but Nora Waugh makes mention of fabrics and trims for the 1810/28 period.? These include the continued use of raised and flat embroideries coming into this time frame.? Whereas they had been

Re: [h-cost] References to silk ribbon embroidery for clothing in regency tim...

2010-04-22 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I assume that you mean Bibliography and not a bib garment piece. it will come later...Kathleen -Original Message- From: Sharon Doig po_box_...@yahoo.com.au Sent 4/21/2010 7:15:22 PM To: h-cost...@indra.com Subject: [h-cost] References to silk ribbon embroidery for clothing in regency

Re: [h-cost] Arty recycling of garments

2010-04-22 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I use a ziz-zag (two rows) and cut the line between for sweaters or other knitted items. I have become somewhat adept in unpicking high neck/cowls from necklines or other areas where the seam is sewn or applied.? Tedious to be sure, but doable, Kathleen -Original Message- From: Lavolta

Re: [h-cost] printed reproduction of early 15th-century fabric

2010-05-08 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
How Lovely! Kathleen, who is always shopping for Queen Maud -Original Message- From: Melanie Schuessler mela...@faucet.net Sent 5/8/2010 9:36:37 AM To: Historical Costume h-cost...@indra.com Subject: [h-cost] printed reproduction of early 15th-century fabricA textile company in Sweden has

Re: [h-cost] Brocade and Fair Usegalities

2010-05-13 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Coming late into this discussion, I have found myself wondering about how commercial companies (say Waverly) go about reproducing fabrics from the historical perspective (say Winterthur or Williamsburg). Permission to copy?? Permission to sell? Historical houses seem to go the reproduction

Re: [h-cost] Brocade and Fair Usegalities

2010-05-13 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Williamsburg and Mount Vernon, and, I think, Historic Charleston lines, as well.) They may be exact copies, or modifications, and are often produced in several colorways. This is probably all spelled out in said licensing agreement. Ann Wass -Original Message- From: R Lloyd Mitchell rmitch

Re: [h-cost] copyright law thing...

2010-05-13 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Such clarity. Your thoughtful explanation is of great interest to me...one of those independents who strives to do Art with originality as well as craft. The laws that have been developed are suppose to be safe=guards... -Original Message- From: Elena House exst...@gmail.com Sent

Re: [h-cost] Brocade and Fair Usegalities

2010-05-13 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Subject: Re: [h-cost] Brocade and Fair Usegalities On 5/13/2010 8:08 AM, R Lloyd Mitchell wrote: Coming late into this discussion, I have found myself wondering about how commercial companies (say Waverly) go about reproducing fabrics from the historical perspective (say Winterthur or Williamsburg

Re: [h-cost] Finally, someone has figured out how to repurpose doilies

2010-05-22 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
WOW! Doilies indeed...how ever did you find 'this'? -Original Message- From: Lavolta Press f...@lavoltapress.com Sent 5/21/2010 8:24:26 PM To: h-cost...@indra.com Subject: [h-cost] Finally, someone has figured out how to repurpose

Re: [h-cost] Finally, someone has figured out how to repurpose doilies

2010-05-23 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I know there is a fashion idea of Cheap chic, but I think this particulaly is more akin to the bordello or boudoir...even if they show the portential of a Sport line. The last time around (70's/80's) the theme seemed to be in to the re-use or reclaimed clothing mode. Found myself wondering what

Re: [h-cost] Query RE: early Civil War women's dress

2010-06-07 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
My nineteenth dC dresses have buttons or hooks and eyes, center front.? One has a left side closure with HandE.? Middle class women of the ordinary sort?often could not count on help getting dressed and so front closures were independence. -Original Message- From: Lisa A Ashton

Re: [h-cost] Query RE: early Civil War women's dress

2010-06-08 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
One thing about period hoops is that they fold gracefully when you sit; no pop-up or sticking out.? I have my great-grandmother's set and people have been amazed at how flexible they actually are. The shape is elipticle and length about 36 from the waist. kathleen -Original Message-

Re: [h-cost] Query RE: early Civil War women's dress

2010-06-08 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
or different? And do you have a link or a photo or diagram of your hoops from that period, so I could see what the configuration is, that they would fold up so easily to sit down? Yours in costuming, Lis aA On Tue, 08 Jun 2010 13:21:38 GMT R Lloyd Mitchell rmitch...@staff.washjeff.edu writes: One

Re: [h-cost] Query RE: early Civil War women's dress

2010-06-08 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
or diagram of your hoops from that period, so I could see what the configuration is, that they would fold up so easily to sit down? Yours in costuming, Lis aA On Tue, 08 Jun 2010 13:21:38 GMT R Lloyd Mitchell rmitch...@staff.washjeff.edu writes: One thing about period hoops is that they fold gracefully

Re: [h-cost] finding bolo tips

2010-08-19 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
-Original Message-From: Beteena Paradise bete...@mostlymedieval.comSent 8/19/2010 10:39:33 AMTo: Historical Costume h-cost...@indra.comSubject: Re: [h-cost] finding bolo tipsjewelrysupply.com has smaller ones (28mm - a bit over an inch) for $2.26 fo r a pack of 10 (silver only). They

Re: [h-cost] Costume, clothes, regalia, garb, etc

2010-10-12 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
May I suggest that you might start with the OED (Oxford English Dictionary) for the costume nomen. This presentation makes great clarity at least to me as the major explanation of the difference between historical garmentents and context with the history that they are trying to represent.

Re: [h-cost] Hooks bars problem

2010-10-18 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
When you are setting the hooks, do you recess them about 1/2 from the edge? Also do you sew the bar part of the hook up to the curve of said hook?? This helps to keep the hook from moving forward under stress. I set the opposite catch piece (bar, or thread) about 1/4 in top of the edge for a

Re: [h-cost] Fabric - was: Shirt pattern - SCA period - pre-1600

2010-10-18 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
The DEVA co., (W) uses a contemporary version of 100% cotton?feed-sack for some of their shirts. There are at least 3 styles that are usable for re-inactors of the 18th and 19th time periods...especially if one has to wear such for every day events. I have used them for years...especially for

Re: [h-cost] Hooks bars problem

2010-10-18 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
If the fit is tight, this works especially well: again, dealing with the tension problem. -Original Message- From: annbw...@aol.com Sent 10/18/2010 9:54:04 AM To: h-cost...@indra.com Subject: Re: [h-cost] Hooks bars problemDon't know if it would help for this particular problem, but how

Re: [h-cost] Fabric - was: Shirt pattern - SCA period - pre-1600

2010-10-18 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
[mailto:h-costume-boun...@indra.com] On Behalf Of R Lloyd Mitchell Sent: Monday, October 18, 2010 8:08 AM To: Historical Costume Subject: Re: [h-cost] Fabric - was: Shirt pattern - SCA period - pre-1600 The DEVA co., (W) uses a contemporary version of 100% cotton?feed-sack for some of their shirts

Re: [h-cost] Fabric - was: Shirt pattern - SCA period - pre-1600

2010-10-18 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
, but the descriptions sounded interesting and they are sending me a swatch set. Got my fingers crossed! Laurie -Original Message- From: h-costume-boun...@indra.com [mailto:h-costume-boun...@indra.com] On Behalf Of R Lloyd Mitchell Sent: Monday, October 18, 2010 10:57 AM To: Historical Costume

Re: [h-cost] Fabric - was: Shirt pattern - SCA period - pre-1600

2010-10-18 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
love their fabrics and service.? The 'burnouts' are fab.? -Original Message- From: Laurie Taylor costume...@mazarineblue.com Sent 10/18/2010 4:43:26 PM To: 'Historical Costume' h-cost...@indra.com Subject: Re: [h-cost] Fabric - was: Shirt pattern - SCA period - pre-1600Hey, thanks for the

[h-cost] piece Work

2010-10-25 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
In the Dec. issue of Piece Work?there is a pic of a spool holder that answers the question of what is it.I have two of these; Thread Holder comes close to what I thought the item was.? Still not sure how it might have been used on the early 20th C. work table.? (June 2010 discussion?)

[h-cost] Jane Austin's Sewing Box

2010-11-04 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
New book out (at least to me) Just received my copy of Jane Austin's Sewing Box and am going to love this one. The author as combined references from the novels regarding fashion-sewing-other social comments with instructions for recreating handwork of the Period.? Loverly photos and good

Re: [h-cost] OT: Christmas Decorations

2010-12-02 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
How unusual! I have a handful of doilies and runners with a green and/or red theme that I use, but nothein as grand as this! Kathleen -Original Message- From: penn...@costumegallery.com Sent 12/2/2010 4:35:09 AM To: h-costume h-cost...@indra.com Subject: [h-cost] OT: Christmas

[h-cost] New Year Needle Harvest

2010-12-31 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Don't know about how folk regain their needles lost (Horrors Mrs. Antrobus!!) but I performed the yearly exercise of searching all my pincushions for misplaced or needles in hiding.? Searching 5, guess the Harvest is about 5/6 dozen steels reclaimed.! Yarn, sharps,beading, upholstery, sails,

[h-cost] Queen Maud's wardrobe

2011-01-01 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
New year project: Finally have the stash and will to try an interpretation of Queen Maud of Norway's coronation gown, (Style and Splendor).? The model is 17. Had a lot of trouble trying to find suitable fabric for the project.? I finally found a gold on gold embroidered dupioni that was in

Re: [h-cost] Queen Maud's wardrobe

2011-01-02 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I?am ernestly hoping to see if I can get some of this work up on line...not my forte but maybe with some help from a techie. I had an exhibit Cut Down To Size 2at a small gallery the month of December.? ...Size was two years ago.? This recent show included the models who wear garments from the

Re: [h-cost] Queen Maud's wardrobe

2011-01-05 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
://www.vam.ac.uk/vastatic/microsites/1333_styleandsplendour/wardrobe/wardrobe1.html Wow - what a figure that woman had! Sg On Sun, Jan 2, 2011 at 7:09 PM, R Lloyd Mitchell rmitch...@staff.washjeff.edu wrote: I?am ernestly hoping to see if I can get some of this work up on line...not my forte

Re: [h-cost] Queen Maud's wardrobe

2011-01-06 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
of those situations where they had gowns designed to be identical? Princess Alexandra of Wales (mother of Maud)?and G.D. Maria Feodorovna of Russia (aka Dagmar of Denmark)?did that even as adults, but they were sisters. From: R Lloyd Mitchell rmitch

Re: [h-cost] 1620s jacket vs waistcoat

2011-01-06 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Somewhere in my library there is a note re waistcoats and jackets that describes the diff as being with or without sleeves. Any one else have seen this listing? -Original Message- From: Jill Hadfield j...@jigrah.co.uk Sent 1/6/2011 6:27:46 PM To: Historical Costume h-cost...@indra.com

Re: [h-cost] Queen Maud's wardrobe

2011-01-07 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
It is lovely, indeed!? I have sewn the sideseams so I can continue the ribbon effect that extends to the train.? Maud is still traveling (held over at the Bradford house gallery) so I will wait until she returns to do a first fitting.? I have some lovely crimson silk velvet for the Robe and

Re: [h-cost] Thank you and 1940s Halo Hat Question

2011-01-12 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I had a wonderful John Fredericks 'halo' of black felt. The front (ear to ear) was a 5 tapered?roll, stuffed, with a felt covered inch elastic.? Think ?mini Elizabethan bum roll on backward.? Not much to look at in the box but classiclywonderful on the head.? Also had a felt?BesBen beret?

Re: [h-cost] Looking for pattern, 12th century

2011-01-15 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Costume for what climate?? My children referances seem to indicate that the clothing would be pretty much the same as the adults. Beyond swadling clothes, I suspect a basic layette pattern of shift and robe, but shortened to accommodate walking woud be a good direction to start with.? Climate:

[h-cost] historical costume in miniature

2011-01-16 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Since my retirement about three years ago, I have been continuing my interest in historical costume by making Costume in miniature; the series is captured in a collection I have named Cut Down to Size.? To date I have recreated style and splender for about 120 characters which are modeled for

Re: [h-cost] historical costume in miniature

2011-01-16 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
will never lack for amusement. --MW http://3toad.blogspot.com/ On Jan 16, 2011, at 6:39 AM, R Lloyd Mitchell wrote: Since my retirement about three years ago, I have been continuing my interest in historical costume by making Costume in miniature; the series is captured in a collection I have named Cut

Re: [h-cost] historical costume in miniature

2011-01-16 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
of my time taken up by 2 boys under 3, so I have limited sewing time... to make any progress at all, some concessions have to be made :) Thank you so much for all of your input so far. It has been so great! Natalie On 1/16/2011 9:39 AM, R Lloyd Mitchell wrote: Since my retirement about three years

Re: [h-cost] Historical figures

2011-01-17 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I find the scale reasonable...if it is indeed 14/18.? You can still maintain detail with 'real patterns'; Small for me is 12 or below (which includes 'Barbie').? However I have see some doll house dolls (5/6 that have been wonderfully rendered.? These dolls usually involve some glue or clothing

Re: [h-cost] historical costume in miniature

2011-01-17 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
These were the dolls and historical costumes I started with about 30 years ago.? I still consider Worrell to be an adequate source to begin with...Her pattern shapes, as a matter of fact, were a springboard to Historical Costume for me before all the wonderful Resources we now have. She manages

Re: [h-cost] Your family and costuming genes

2011-01-20 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
My girls always liked playing in the Shop with their friends and were on easy call for public moments.? The 'quiet one' got to be a Wooly Mammouth in Skin of our Teeth and she did a couple of stints as the Easter Bunny at a local mall. Then she joined the Grundge crowd for a couple of decades.

Re: [h-cost] Has anyone tried any of these on fabric?

2011-02-04 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I have some time ago and No for cutting fabric.? However I do like the scalloped edge pinking?Fiscars made for fabric...especially nice for 18th C. edges. Kathleen, who is finishing Maud's gown..without such shears -Original Message- From: Lavolta Press f...@lavoltapress.com Sent

Re: [h-cost] Robe or train???

2011-02-10 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I think the difference is that trains were detachable extensions to a gown (usually women's wear) and that robes were the cermonial capes that were part of the Royal Regalia. Kathleen, who is working on Maud's Robe.? -Original Message- From: penn...@costumegallery.com Sent 2/10/2011

Re: [h-cost] Robe or train???

2011-02-10 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Penny, have you reviewed the Edensandravencroft site for robe description? Their use of' 'train' seems to be a fashion description for the length of the extension of the cermonial garment. Other sites indicate that Robes are connected with Ceremonial events.? Kathleen -Original Message-

Re: [h-cost] Exhibition of English wedding dresses since 1780

2011-02-16 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
will there be a catalogue for the exhibit?? I have one from an earlier show at the Bath Museum that was worth chasing down. Kathleen -Original Message- From: Tenpin. ma tenpin...@gmail.com Sent 2/15/2011 6:35:48 PM To: Historical Costume h-cost...@indra.com Subject: Re: [h-cost]

Re: [h-cost] pricing guidelines?

2011-02-18 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
At least mmwage for actual hours on the job as well as class prep.? All out of pocket expenses from thread and needles to gas. Then there is the matter of professional? recognition for your expertise. If you start with that, then it should be understood that an additiona fee would be expected

Re: [h-cost] Pinking machine - was: Has anyone tried any of these on fabric?

2011-02-22 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
re the pinking machine, I managed to get two of these on e-Bay...They (at least mine) are last Q uarter of the 19th Century. They prefer rather firm (starched) fabric to get a nice crisp flow and edge...much like modern pinking shears. My biggest problem has been that they should be

Re: [h-cost] Pinking machine - was: Has anyone tried any of these on fabric?

2011-02-22 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I just looked on e-Bay and thnere is a slew of these machines from the 19th and 20th Centuries..prices...all over! -Original Message- From: R Lloyd Mitchell rmitch...@staff.washjeff.edu Sent 2/22/2011 2:53:57 PM To: Historical Costume h-cost...@indra.com Subject: Re: [h-cost] Pinking

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