RE: [h-cost] Nanban trader... again!

2007-01-22 Thread Sharon Collier
I remember reading that Japan was closed to outsiders until relatively recently (1800's). Only the Portuguese traded with them, in only one area. Maybe look in Portuguese sources. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Audrey Bergeron-Morin Sent:

RE: [h-cost] Re: color names [Waaaaay OT]

2007-01-29 Thread Sharon Collier
Some very few, (only women), are able to see not only the normal colors, using red-blue-green cones, but an additional color cone is in their eyes. This enables them to see different shades of green. To most of us, two colors of green would be identical, but to them, the two would appear very

RE: [h-cost] FW: Polistampa - 'Moda a Firenze 1540-1580' Reprint

2007-02-01 Thread Sharon Collier
I want one. How can I reserve it? I tried to contact Polistampa, (in Italian) but I don't know if the email got to them. At least, I haven't heard from them since I sent it a week ago. Sharon C. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Wanda Pease

RE: [h-cost] Cool picture

2007-02-01 Thread Sharon Collier
Oh my gosh! Under close magnification, it looks like her headpiece is made like a French hood, but the brim is of very sheer material. Is that correct? It's great, though. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Saragrace Knauf Sent: Thursday,

RE: [h-cost] Headpiece Construction was: Cool picture

2007-02-02 Thread Sharon Collier
where everything is kinda' crumpled up. The wires are bent - etc. Its hard to imagine them not getting that way pretty quick! Thanks for your interest. Saragrace - Original Message - From: Sharon Collier [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: 'Historical Costume' [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday

RE: [h-cost] DBBC [re: Moda a Firenze]

2007-02-06 Thread Sharon Collier
If you put a hold on it, he can't renew it, right? So, he'll have to return it or face HUGE late fees. If your library doesn't charge late fees, drop him a note saying they do now, it's a new policy, to try and encourage him to return it. :-) -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

RE: [h-cost] [OT] borrowers' privileges [was DBBC etc.]

2007-02-06 Thread Sharon Collier
who requested it, because the library privacy laws work both ways.) Suzanne From: Sharon Collier [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: February 6, 2007 9:02:11 PM CST To: 'Historical Costume' [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: RE: [h-cost] DBBC [re: Moda a Firenze] Reply

RE: [h-cost] plastic fabric conundrum

2007-02-12 Thread Sharon Collier
I've used Aleene's Jewel-It fabric glue to set plastic gems on my daughter's socks. Lasted for YEARS, through multiple washings, and got passed on to another little girl. So, any of her washable types should work really well. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL

RE: [h-cost] OT: Trip recommendations

2007-02-15 Thread Sharon Collier
Of course, to fully appreciate the Ren Faire experience, you should go in costume! Sharon (aka Baroness Hunsdon at some faires here in CA) -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Susan B. Farmer Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2007 6:35 PM To:

RE: [h-cost] OT: Trip recommendations

2007-02-16 Thread Sharon Collier
Quoting Sharon Collier [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Of course, to fully appreciate the Ren Faire experience, you should go in costume! Of course! Italian? Susan - Susan Farmer [EMAIL PROTECTED] University of Tennessee Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology http://www.goldsword.com/sfarmer

RE: [h-cost] OT: Trip recommendations

2007-02-16 Thread Sharon Collier
Do you have a costume already? -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Sharon Collier Sent: Friday, February 16, 2007 7:38 PM To: 'Historical Costume' Subject: RE: [h-cost] OT: Trip recommendations No, English. I play the wife of Henry Carey

RE: [h-cost] Venetian Carnival

2007-02-20 Thread Sharon Collier
The costume gallery asked for username and password. But where do I do that? -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Penny Ladnier Sent: Monday, February 19, 2007 8:46 PM To: h-costume Subject: [h-cost] Venetian Carnival Happy Mardi Gras or

RE: [h-cost] Robe anglaise 1780

2007-02-20 Thread Sharon Collier
It's beautiful! I want one! Is the lace on the sleeves 3 different widths? Or did you put it on staggered? Sharon C. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Bjarne og Leif Drews Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2007 7:10 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

RE: [h-cost] embroidery magazine

2007-02-21 Thread Sharon Collier
I would love the pattern for the stomacher, if I was a reader, especially with your beautiful work as inspiration. And congratulations on being in the magazine! Sharon C. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Bjarne og Leif Drews Sent:

RE: [h-cost] embroidery magazine

2007-02-21 Thread Sharon Collier
Maybe the magazine could include your website, so people could see all of your work. 8-10 pictures will only give them a little taste. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Bjarne og Leif Drews Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 6:41 AM To:

RE: [h-cost] Our Country's Good

2007-02-22 Thread Sharon Collier
Where are you located? The Drama Dept. at Stanford University has lots of military stuff. They also used to rent costumes. At least, they would probably let you go and see them. Sharon C. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Anna Zola Piggie

RE: [h-cost] Done! A few pics from the Golden Age dress.

2007-03-06 Thread Sharon Collier
Wonderful! -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Saragrace Knauf Sent: Sunday, March 04, 2007 3:59 PM To: h-costume Subject: [h-cost] Done! A few pics from the Golden Age dress. Here are a few pics from the Phoenix Art Museum talk I did last

RE: [h-cost] urgent - children's clothing question

2007-03-11 Thread Sharon Collier
I don't know about the size 8, but Lands End has just put out a linen shirt that has pin tucks and looks a lot like a Ren chemise. (it has a drawstring at the bottom, but you could cut it out or just not use it) The smallest Misses' size would probably work for size 12. Just go to their website:

RE: [h-cost] Trying to build more accurate AG doll clothes...

2007-03-12 Thread Sharon Collier
The catalogue has underthings, if I recall correctly. The problem with accurate doll clothes, as I learned from sewing for my own daughter's American Girl doll, is that, as they are so much smaller, multiple layers of real fabrics are too thick. Maybe make thin silk undies, that way, they won't be

RE: [h-cost] urgent - children's clothing question

2007-03-12 Thread Sharon Collier
there and can't find anything. Many thanks, Aylwen On 12/03/2007, at 8:05 AM, Sharon Collier wrote: I don't know about the size 8, but Lands End has just put out a linen shirt that has pin tucks and looks a lot like a Ren chemise. (it has a drawstring at the bottom, but you could cut it out

RE: [h-cost] urgent - children's clothing question

2007-03-12 Thread Sharon Collier
a performance at Easter and then in late June. I just can't find any more time to sew! Luckily my 15yr old daughter has nearly finished her gown. Many thanks Aylwen On 12/03/2007, at 6:37 PM, Sharon Collier wrote: www.landsend.com item # 19257-4412 Linen pintuck tunic $44.50 Hope

RE: [h-cost] urgent - children's clothing question

2007-03-12 Thread Sharon Collier
No, it is a tunic, with no collar, just the collar band. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Catherine Olanich Raymond Sent: Monday, March 12, 2007 4:37 PM To: Historical Costume Subject: Re: [h-cost] urgent - children's clothing question On

RE: [h-cost] peau d'ange

2007-03-12 Thread Sharon Collier
Coat of a thousand different skins, or (other version) coat of every kind of animal in the kingdom. For a cute retelling of the tale, try the children's book, Princess Furball -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Ann Catelli Sent: Monday, March

RE: [h-cost] urgent - children's clothing question

2007-03-13 Thread Sharon Collier
- children's clothing question On Monday 12 March 2007 9:14 pm, Sharon Collier wrote: No, it is a tunic, with no collar, just the collar band. I didn't see anything like that under girls' or women's clothing. There a beaded linen tunic with a keyhole neckline, but it has no tucks and no collar band

RE: [h-cost] FW: [tvfilmcostuming] FREE TUDORS ONLINEV.I.P.SCREENING

2007-03-14 Thread Sharon Collier
In looking at the pictures of Anne Boleyn, I noticed that some show her with reddish hair, and some with darker. I also noticed that what I at first took to be hair, was actually a dark part of her headdress. Which makes sense, because Elizabeth was a redhead. -Original Message- From:

RE: [h-cost] RE:Hair color ; FREE TUDORS ONLINEV.I.P.SCREENING

2007-03-15 Thread Sharon Collier
Catherine of Aragon had taffy colored hair. The mistake most people make is seeing that very crude painting of her in a gable headdress. In that, what looks like her hair is really part of the fabric of the hood. You can see a tiny bit of her blonde hair at the peak of the gable. There is a much

RE: [h-cost] Thread Twist

2007-03-19 Thread Sharon Collier
But WHY? I would think that thread would be just as strong no matter which direction it was spun. Does it have to do with sewing machines and the way they are threaded? Do the differences matter for hand sewing as well as machine? Sharon C. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

RE: [h-cost] leading strings for elizabethans?

2007-03-19 Thread Sharon Collier
Maybe thread the leading string through the back of the jerkin, so it is one continuous piece. Might pull the jerkin out of alignment, but you won't risk a string breaking loose at a crucial moment. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Rebecca

RE: [h-cost] detachable sleeves

2007-03-19 Thread Sharon Collier
They had detachable sleeves so they could vary their outfits, and if one got damaged, or soiled, they didn't have to clean the whole garment. Often women had sleeves and forepart matching, so you could have a basic gown, in black, for instance, but multiple sets of sleeves and foreparts (which

RE: [h-cost] minimum yardage for 14/15th century kirtle

2007-03-21 Thread Sharon Collier
Not being familiar with this era, would it be correct to leave a slit at the bottom sides,(for ease of walking), if not enough fabric was available for the gores? What about an over gown, the sleeveless kind with overlarge armholes? -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

RE: [h-cost] Re: robin's suggestion

2007-03-22 Thread Sharon Collier
I wonder if it (shoulder string) was something they did for children's clothing, to allow for growth. She appears to be a young woman, could still be growing? -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Gail Scott Finke Sent: Wednesday, March 21,

RE: [h-cost] photographer photos of the anglaise dress.

2007-03-24 Thread Sharon Collier
It looks even better on a person. Absolutely gorgeous! -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Bjarne og Leif Drews Sent: Saturday, March 24, 2007 9:56 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [h-cost] photographer photos of the anglaise dress. Today i

[h-cost] Moda a firenze

2007-03-27 Thread Sharon Collier
Has anyone heard when these are coming? I pre-ordered, but seem to recall some people saying they had already received theirs? Sharon C. Young lovers seek perfection, Old lovers learn the art of sewing shreds together And of seeing beauty in a multiplicity of patches -

RE: [h-cost] 1960s-70s School Dress Codes

2007-03-29 Thread Sharon Collier
When I was a freshman in high school, 1968-1969, girls were not allowed to wear long skirts or pants. This was at Menlo-Atherton, in Menlo Park, CA, about 30 miles south of San Francisco. One of my friends, a sophomore, wore a long blue skirt to school one day. She was called into the principal's

RE: [h-cost] 1960s-70s School Dress Codes

2007-03-29 Thread Sharon Collier
One other thing. In high school, I wore a skirt of mine that I had originally worn when I was four years old. It had been below knee length by a couple of inches when I was four. My waist was small, so in high school, I wore it as a mini. I also wore my mom's old ice skating skirt as a mini.

RE: [h-cost] 1960s-70s School Dress Codes

2007-03-29 Thread Sharon Collier
Since we were so close to SF, and the Haight-Ashbury area, long hair was allowed. I don't remember hearing of any guy getting hassled about the length of his hair. In eight grade, we had one kid who looked like a member of the Stones. He had long hair, wore jeans, love beads and a fringed leather

RE: [h-cost] Best styles for tall girls - OT

2007-04-03 Thread Sharon Collier
I would be interested in your advice for my 21 yr old daughter. She is 5'9 and long and thin. Small bust. She often wears things that are less than flattering. I know what looks wrong on her, but I don't know what would look better or what she should avoid. Sharon C. -Original Message-

RE: [h-cost] Best styles for tall girls - OT

2007-04-03 Thread Sharon Collier
My daughter got a vintage dress for her high school prom. She is 5'9 and naturally thin. The (long)dress was strapless, but you could put on spaghetti straps for the 8th grader. It fit to the seam at the waist. It then flowed out over hips to a skirt that had a straight look in front, but more

RE: [h-cost] Hancock's closing select locations

2007-04-06 Thread Sharon Collier
What I like about Hancock's is their return policy. If you don't cut or wash it, you can return it. Great when I'm doing stuff for a show and the director nixes a fabric. Also, I can buy when it's in stock and if it doesn't work out, no problem. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

RE: [h-cost] Movie influences on fashion - shoes

2007-04-09 Thread Sharon Collier
www.sarahjuniper.co.uk/index.html Don't know about cost, but she can do whatever you want. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Galadriel Lothlorien Sent: Monday, April 09, 2007 3:37 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [h-cost] Movie

RE: [h-cost] pleated trim question.

2007-04-10 Thread Sharon Collier
When I make box pleats, where the pleats touch at the sides, I do it three times the length I need. If you make a drawing, you will see that every pleat has 3 layers: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ / \ / \ / \ / \ /_ _ _\ /_ _ _\ (hope this comes through correctly) Sharon

RE: [h-cost] Re: h-costume Digest, Vol 6, Issue 160

2007-04-10 Thread Sharon Collier
I love the sleeves. How did you do that? Sharon -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Kathy Page Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2007 11:59 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [h-cost] Re: h-costume Digest, Vol 6, Issue 160 My daughter does as

RE: [h-cost] Christian VII's banyan, /Frederik V/now men in makeup

2007-04-10 Thread Sharon Collier
I use a water based makeup, which I find is less heavy on the skin, plus it washes off with water. Have you ever used this? Sharon -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Bjarne og Leif Drews Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2007 2:26 PM To: Historical

RE: [h-cost] Movie influences on fashion - shoes

2007-04-10 Thread Sharon Collier
- Original Message - From: Sharon Collier [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: 'Historical Costume' [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, April 09, 2007 9:43 PM Subject: RE: [h-cost] Movie influences on fashion - shoes Was she perhaps wearing an American Girl dress, Felicity reproduction? -Original Message

RE: [h-cost] Christian VII's banyan, /Frederik V/now men in makeup

2007-04-12 Thread Sharon Collier
What level of SPF sun block are you wearing? If you use a good, strong one, perhaps you wouldn't tan so much. By the way, I love the new red/pink dress you are making. Sharon C. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Bjarne og Leif Drews Sent:

RE: [h-cost] re: Vivian Westwood

2007-04-12 Thread Sharon Collier
Sounds good. I'm in. Sharon C. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Cin Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2007 4:35 PM To: h-cost Subject: [h-cost] re: Vivian Westwood San Francisco is the last stop for this tour, and the only stop on the West Coast

RE: [h-cost] Dotted Swiss

2007-04-14 Thread Sharon Collier
Hot pink dots on a chartreuse ground!!! What were they thinking? Can you believe someone actually got paid to put that combo together, but we have trouble finding decent fabrics anywhere? Honestly, some of the patterns out there make me shudder! -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

RE: [h-cost]Canadian (Lattice) Smocking

2007-04-14 Thread Sharon Collier
If you look at the bodice, which is not slashed, you see the pattern of the material is the same as the sleeves and skirt, same spacing of large and small dots. That argues for slashing, since the smocking would have changed the distance between dots. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL

RE: [h-cost] 18th century theatre costumes

2007-04-17 Thread Sharon Collier
Interesting that they costumed George IV, (r. 1820-1830), in quasi Elizabethan garb. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of JAMES OGILVIE Sent: Monday, April 16, 2007 7:13 PM To: Historical Costume Subject: Re: [h-cost] 18th century theatre

RE: [h-cost] The Tudors other costume shows

2007-04-19 Thread Sharon Collier
I'm one of those who can watch, even if there are glaring inaccuracies. I've been active in live theatre for many years, and so often, because of budget constraints, or directorial vision,(I recall especially one show, set specifically in 1904, where the director wanted the women dressed in 1830's

RE: [h-cost] Antique treadle sewing machine cabinets

2007-04-21 Thread Sharon Collier
I assume you have already checked/posted on Craig's List? -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Lavolta Press Sent: Friday, April 20, 2007 1:56 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [h-cost] Antique treadle sewing machine cabinets I am thinking of

RE: [h-cost] The Tudors other costume shows

2007-04-22 Thread Sharon Collier
And of course, you can't forget the magical growing skirt. In one scene it's a mini, then it's suddenly knee length, then ankle length! -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2007 7:06 AM To: [EMAIL

RE: [h-cost] RE: Embroidery Question

2007-04-24 Thread Sharon Collier
And if you appliqué, it's easier to remove and reuse when the foundation garment dies. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Five Rivers Chapmanry Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2007 3:16 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [h-cost] RE: Embroidery

RE: [h-cost] Embroidery Question

2007-04-24 Thread Sharon Collier
That's stunning! Do you know what that type of lace is called? Sharon -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of otsisto Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2007 12:39 PM To: Historical Costume Subject: RE: [h-cost] Embroidery Question Example of applique but

RE: [h-cost] Embroidery Question

2007-04-25 Thread Sharon Collier
be Chantilly lace. Chantilly lace is made from unboiled silk thread, and uses thicker silk threads as gimps. The big raised paisley ornamentation is not lace, but it must be embroidered. Bjarnes 2 cents. - Original Message - From: Sharon Collier [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: 'Historical Costume

RE: [h-cost] New Simplicity Elizabethan pattern - a question

2007-04-26 Thread Sharon Collier
Yes, do wear the high necked chemise, and put the ruff on top. The ruffle on the chemise collar, (assuming you have a ruffle), will help hold up the ruff properly. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, April

RE: [h-cost] New Simplicity Elizabethan pattern - a question

2007-04-26 Thread Sharon Collier
! Cheers, Aylwen On 26/04/2007, at 5:39 PM, Sharon Collier wrote: Yes, do wear the high necked chemise, and put the ruff on top. The ruffle on the chemise collar, (assuming you have a ruffle), will help hold up the ruff properly. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:h

RE: [h-cost] 7th century silk?

2007-04-26 Thread Sharon Collier
The purple that it may have been, the one made from, I think, sea snail shells, supposedly was a reddish-purple, maybe closer to magenta than the blue-purple we think of as purple today. Someone on this list was talking about it a few months ago. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

RE: [h-cost] New Simplicity Elizabethan pattern - a question

2007-04-26 Thread Sharon Collier
Just my 2 cents worth, but when I looked at the pic on the front of the pattern, the armseye seems too large. If you look at the pics of Helen Mirren in these gowns, the sleeves fit tightly up under the arm. Gives a more period look, but maybe is not so comfortable or easy to fit for today's

RE: [h-cost] i cant deside.........

2007-04-30 Thread Sharon Collier
I looked at your drawing and I think you should put small pleating , with or without small gold trim, on the stomacher. Then use the ruching where the trim is larger. So the smaller the trim, the more precise it is. The largest trim would be ruched, maybe with a pinked edge for softness.

RE: [h-cost] Need fabric selection advice

2007-05-01 Thread Sharon Collier
OK, so what kind of silk IS right for this time? I haven't used silk much, so don't know anything about it. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Hope Greenberg Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2007 6:50 AM To: Historical Costume Subject: Re: [h-cost]

RE: [h-cost] OT--Q for any/all professors

2007-05-01 Thread Sharon Collier
I have a BA AND a community college teaching credential. The way I got it was, I was working at the college and my boss told me I should get my credential. I said I didn't have a MA. He said I could get a Limited Service Credential. If you have a BA and are working in your field, that counts. I

RE: [h-cost]Theatrer vs Historic (was:new Butterick pattern 5061)

2007-05-02 Thread Sharon Collier
Thoughts: -30 second costume changes. -$300 costume budget for the whole show-12 actors. -Director's vision-often more artistic than historically accurate, so you try and compromise. -Lack of a crew to make everything you envision. Sometimes it just comes down to not enough time. You put

RE: now costume design, was Re: [h-cost] new Butterick pattern 5061

2007-05-02 Thread Sharon Collier
She wrote a book, too, Geisha, By Liza Dalby ISBN #0-394-72893-9. Mine was published by Vintage Books, division of Random House, in 1985. Originally published Berkeley: University of California Press 1983 -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of

RE: [h-cost]Theatrer vs Historic (was:new Butterick pattern 5061)

2007-05-03 Thread Sharon Collier
] On Behalf Of Robin Netherton Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 6:58 PM To: Historical Costume Subject: RE: [h-cost]Theatrer vs Historic (was:new Butterick pattern 5061) On Wed, 2 May 2007, Sharon Collier wrote: Thoughts: -30 second costume changes. -$300 costume budget for the whole show-12

RE: [h-cost] Re: Theatrer vs Historic

2007-05-03 Thread Sharon Collier
Right. The 30 foot rule often applies in theatre. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Catherine Kinsey Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2007 6:45 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [h-cost] Re: Theatrer vs Historic from Sharon: Thoughts: -30 second

RE: [h-cost] Re: 16th-century short pants????

2007-05-03 Thread Sharon Collier
Would it perhaps be a style that allowed for knee protection/cushioning when kneeling to do field work? Sharon -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2007 10:34 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [h-cost]

RE: [h-cost] new Butterick pattern 5061

2007-05-03 Thread Sharon Collier
I find that I can accept less than period correct costumes much easier in a stage production than in movies or TV shows. Maybe that is because in most stage productions, the scenery is suggested, a column standing for a tree in one scene and a ship's mast the next, etc. Suggested costumes seem to

RE: [h-cost] new Butterick pattern 5061

2007-05-03 Thread Sharon Collier
A Knight's Tale is a great example. I don't know much about the period, but most of the costumes seemed okay. Except for the female lead. She stuck out like a sore thumb. I especially remember the hat that looked like something from Breakfast at Tiffany's. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL

RE: [h-cost] Re: Theater vs. Historic

2007-05-04 Thread Sharon Collier
I think what really bothers me is when some costumes are authentic or at least close and others are so far off as to be fantasy. The mens' costumes in The Tudors look close, but the women's, with the loose hair, bare arms/shoulders, are further out. To me, they don't match stylistically and that

RE: [h-cost] Re: Theater vs. Historic

2007-05-05 Thread Sharon Collier
from the 70s. What a joy to watch. That show was on a limited budget, and yet everything looks (from camera distance) perfect! I feel much better now. MaggiRos ~who loves A Knight's Tale a whole lot --- Sharon Collier [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I think what really bothers me is when some costumes

RE: [h-cost] Re: Theater vs. Historic

2007-05-05 Thread Sharon Collier
Tale a whole lot --- Sharon Collier [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I think what really bothers me is when some costumes are authentic or at least close and others are so far off as to be fantasy. The mens' costumes in The Tudors look close, but the women's, with the loose hair, bare arms/shoulders

RE: [h-cost] Theater vs. Historic now 6 wives

2007-05-05 Thread Sharon Collier
I have got to buy that set. I loved the way Henry starts out as young and good looking and ages until he's fat and grotesque by the end of his life. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Suzi Clarke Sent: Saturday, May 05, 2007 1:21 AM To:

RE: [h-cost] Finding shoes?

2007-05-06 Thread Sharon Collier
If you go to: www.landsend.com and go to Overstocks, they have all weather mocs for about $10 US. If you need outdoor shoes, these are pretty good. You can dye or spray paint them if the colors aren't right. They also have other styles that might work. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL

RE: [h-cost] 2,700-Year-Old Fabric Found in Greece

2007-05-14 Thread Sharon Collier
My husband said this is probably the earliest version of someone who has too much fabric. :-) -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, May 11, 2007 10:22 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [h-cost]

RE: [h-cost] a cheat's late Victorian hat

2007-05-15 Thread Sharon Collier
If you want/are willing to wear a bonnet, I have a VERY inexpensive solution. Find a straw hat blank, (I got mine at Michael's Craft Store for about $2.) Cut a U shaped piece out of the back so your head fits comfortably. Paint black using spray paint or craft paint. Sew some black bias trim over

RE: [h-cost] K'zoo catch up

2007-05-15 Thread Sharon Collier
The back of that robe is shown on page 50. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Kathy Page Sent: Monday, May 14, 2007 9:43 PM To: Historical Costume List Subject: [h-cost] K'zoo catch up I'll blame this on post-session geekery. ;-) Give us

RE: [h-cost] Looking for 15th century replica frame-openingstyle purse

2007-05-17 Thread Sharon Collier
I will ask my ren faire folks. I know a woman who has one. I'll ask where she got it. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Danielle Nunn-Weinberg Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2007 2:26 AM To: Historical Costume Subject: Re: [h-cost] Looking for 15th

RE: [h-cost] Looking for 15th century replica frame-opening style purse

2007-05-17 Thread Sharon Collier
I asked the woman who has one. She made hers using 2 metal embroidery frames. She attached them together with a lightweight hinge, which she sewed on. I think she covered the frames first, then sewed on the hinge. Hope this helps. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL

RE: [h-cost] not Perpignan, but... (stretchy wools)

2007-05-17 Thread Sharon Collier
Where did you get it? -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of E House Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2007 10:35 AM To: Historical Costume Subject: [h-cost] not Perpignan, but... (stretchy wools) Not too long ago I chanced on a very interesting piece of

RE: [h-cost] Looking for 15th century replica frame-opening style purse

2007-05-17 Thread Sharon Collier
Another place to try is www.rockettsforge.com He has lots of period things, plus he can make something if you don't see it on his site. He is very nice, does good work and his things are excellent quality. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of

RE: [h-cost] not Perpignan, but... (stretchy wools)

2007-05-20 Thread Sharon Collier
That reminds me of some gauze fabric I had years ago. It was really lovely and I made a shirt out of it. But when washed, it shrank up a lot, got all crinkly. I had to iron it to get it to be flat again. It would have made great hose. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

RE: [h-cost] How to dye a sweater

2007-05-23 Thread Sharon Collier
Try Dharma Trading Company. They have lovely dyes that work in cold water. I have used them on cotton T-shirts and the dyes stays bright and doesn't wash out. Colors aren't muddy. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Lavolta Press Sent:

RE: [h-cost] How to dye a sweater

2007-05-23 Thread Sharon Collier
Oh, I forgot to say, I was tie-dying T-shirts, so first we soaked them in a pre-dye solution (I forget what it was called), then squirted on the dye and left it sit for some number of hours. The thing is, there was no agitation required, which would be good news for your sweater. -Original

RE: [h-cost] How to dye a sweater

2007-05-23 Thread Sharon Collier
So what happens if you use cotton dyes on wool? Does it not dye at all, or would it give the muddy look she (sorry , I deleted original message) is looking for? -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Land of Oz Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2007 6:36

RE: [h-cost] 1432 doublet - fastening?

2007-05-27 Thread Sharon Collier
My theatre teacher in college made a dress like this, without a fastening. The way she did it was to cut it on the bias. She literally had the actress lie down on the fabric, and traced around her, allowing extra for going around the body. She made the sleeves separately, as they wouldn't fit on

[h-cost] Ruff question

2007-05-27 Thread Sharon Collier
I want to make an Elizabethan ruff. I have some fine linen, but the selvedge is funky. Should I double the fabric, having a fold at the outside edge of the ruff or should I just hem the outside edge with a narrow hem? Sharon C. Young lovers seek perfection, Old lovers learn the art of sewing

RE: [h-cost] 16th century dress question embroidery

2007-05-30 Thread Sharon Collier
Are you talking about Wonder Under? It is a fusible material, with paper on one side. You iron it to your fabric, then you can draw on the paper. Cut out the design, peel off the paper and you have a custom, iron-on appliqué. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL

RE: [h-cost] Inner Stiffening

2007-06-05 Thread Sharon Collier
I just made a stand up collar for a ruff. I tried one layer of canvas, but that was not enough. I tried two layers and it was perfect. If the material is heavy, you might need 3 layers. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Martha Oser Sent:

RE: [h-cost] RE: Off Topic: What's your day job?; Was: robe a la francaise grande panier.

2007-06-05 Thread Sharon Collier
My Ren Dress is cotton velvet, and silk. I got both at a bargain store in San Jose, Fabrics R Us. I got real pearls from a bead catalogue for less than I could get fake ones. I had some trim that a friend gave me and bought the rest. The whole thing was under $150, because I made it myself.

RE: [h-cost] Florence in 2008?

2007-06-05 Thread Sharon Collier
To those of you going, be sure not to miss a small store that has loads of trim (2 rooms, floor to ceiling) Passamaneria Toscana Piazza San Lorenzo, 12r The branch store at Viale Strozzi, 8r is smaller, with less inventory.(At least it was when I saw it in 2002) -Original Message- From:

RE: [h-cost] Florence in 2008?

2007-06-05 Thread Sharon Collier
- Original Message - From: Sharon Collier [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: 'Historical Costume' [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2007 9:49 AM Subject: RE: [h-cost] Florence in 2008? To those of you going, be sure not to miss a small store that has loads of trim (2 rooms, floor to ceiling

RE: [h-cost] About Passports Just FYI

2007-06-05 Thread Sharon Collier
I have heard that if you go to the Passport office itself, you can walk it through. That was years ago, don't know if it works today. My son applied for his first passport on May 3 of this year. It arrived in the mail 8 days later. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

[h-cost] Day job

2007-06-06 Thread Sharon Collier
). In November-December, I am an actor in The Great Dickens Christmas Fair. I play Mrs. Nickleby. I put in many hours at my son's school, which has a parent participation requirement. And I garden. I've just finished re-doing my front yard. It is now a tropical jungle. Sharon Collier Young lovers

RE: [h-cost] upcoming book

2007-06-08 Thread Sharon Collier
Out of curiosity, what are you using now? And what are you teaching, stage costume or historical? -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of monica spence Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2007 7:38 PM To: Historical Costume Subject: RE: [h-cost] upcoming

RE: [h-cost] Sofie in the dress.

2007-06-11 Thread Sharon Collier
Beautiful! -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Bjarne og Leif Drews Sent: Friday, June 08, 2007 1:06 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [h-cost] Sofie in the dress. As promised here are the pictures of a very happy Sofie, She jumped up

RE: [h-cost] Baggy pants (OT but who cares?)

2007-06-19 Thread Sharon Collier
I hear that in New York the cops LIKE the baggy pants style. Seems the crooks don't pull up the pants as they are trying to flee the scene of a crime and so are easily caught. And they say women are slaves to fashion! -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On

RE: [h-cost] Baggy pants (OT but who cares?)

2007-06-19 Thread Sharon Collier
My daughter says thank goodness they ARE wearing underwear. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Cynthia J Ley Sent: Monday, June 18, 2007 10:17 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [h-cost] Baggy pants (OT but who cares?) One teacher I

RE: [h-cost] Hellooooo?

2007-06-22 Thread Sharon Collier
Hey, Lynn, We're doing bad movie night tonight. Revenge of the Cheerleaders Sharon C. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Dawn Sent: Friday, June 22, 2007 1:49 PM To: Historical Costume Subject: Re: [h-cost] Hello? Lynn Downward wrote:

RE: [h-cost] Sofie in the garden at Gammel Estrup.

2007-06-27 Thread Sharon Collier
Wonderful! My daughter and I are drooling! Sharon -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Bjarne og Leif Drews Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2007 9:10 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [h-cost] Sofie in the garden at Gammel Estrup. The nicest

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