måndag 29 maj 2017

Really old clothes

I made these 1997 or 1998.
Now they fit again. Though the red wool one is still too short in front (not that I expected that to change from being in storage over a decade) and will need to get a border in another colour around the bottom of the dress.

söndag 28 maj 2017

Double Wars in Costumes

So, yesterday I got back from the wonderful SCA event Double Wars, where I spent a week, Saturday to Saturday - living in my pavilion, hanging out with friends. And dressing up, becuse there were plenty of courts, and a masked ball.

This year I went to more classes than I have ever done, most of them dance classes, held by mistress Caitlin from Gaita. I also made a mask for the ball, at a class held by viscountess Wilhelmina Weydehartz.

My husband and youngest daughter came on Wednesday, which of course made it even nicer.

I managed to get good photos of gowns too, so there will be more pages with documentation and discussion as soon as the semester is over and I can focus on something else than work.

Until then I will just show you pictures from the event, and of mine and my friend's and family's clothing.

Alfhild de Foxley showing off her Burgundian finery.

And 14th century

My pavilion and parts of the camp

Inside the pavilion. This was the first time we had a proper bed. Maja's bed is a camping bed with an extra mattress.

Resting in the pavilion

The blue embroidered gown.

Everyday wear ca 1300.

In peplos for Matti's lecture on migration era clothing.

Late 13th century Italian. This gown will get it's own page.

Me and Aelfwynne, the Princess of Nordmark. I'm wearing my new mi-parti gown based on a 13th century Sicilian manuscript.

The same gown, with a belt.

This is also an Italian gown from ca 1330-1340. It needs its overgown from the same fabric, but since this fabric was an absolute pain to cut and sew that hasn't been made yet.

My green and white Italian ca 1320-1330

It's a lot looser than it was, despite me taking it in.

On my way to the masked ball:

Family photo.

Maja in her 16th century german gown. She's grown quite a lot in two years.

And her yellow Italian, going to the ball.

Maja in the woods in her wool 16th century gown.

Matti proudly showing of his Migration era outfit. He also held a very interesting class about clothing in this period.

My husband in his mi-parti ca 1300 gown.

Rickard, late 13th century, speaking with Peder about archery.

Gotvik's camp

Julia and Ysabel in camp

The then not yet Princess of Nordmark, Aelfwynne, and Alfhild in camp.

The newly engaged couple Alfhild and Matti.

Gudrun and Arvid

The whole family, inspecting my pavilion. Dad's name is Emund.

Alfhild and Ysabel

The site

fredag 19 maj 2017

Making and re-making

Today I finished the baron's mi-parti brocade gown. Unlike mine it has buttons on the sleeves (I can get my hands through them anyway).

Sleeves and buttons:

Photos of the actual gowns will come after Double Wras, when we have worn them together.

I also re-made an old liripie hodd od Maja's - she couldn't pull it over her head anymore, so I opened it and made buttonholes and sewed on brass buttons. I also re-made a shift that once belonged to her sister's and which is a bit too narrow over the chest into a shirt for the baron's son; it only needd to be shortened and hemmed.

Finally I remade the neck opening on my green silk bliaut. The reason why it has such a deep opening was that I needed to be able to nurse Maja. But now when a) I haven't nursed for ten years and b) I fit into it again I unpicked the trim, shortened it and sewed the slit together.

Old neckline:

måndag 8 maj 2017

I've got something new and wonderful!

Today a hairnet that I comissioned from the talented Laura Hämäri who has the site and blog Knots in a Net arrived in the mail.
It's based on extant nets and I am so happy with it.

I had to try it on. I knew that I had fill it with some extra, fake, hair, to make it puff out at the sides as tehy do in 13th and early 14th century images, but I didn't have the energy (I've worked way too much today) to figure out the best way to add it, so I just pinned a false braid to my real hair and put on the net.
Even then I think that it looks great.

I will get proper photos taken at Double Wars. Where I'm wearing a shift under my gown, for instance. :)

lördag 6 maj 2017

My viking outfit re-made, and a visit to a viking market

Om Thursday's sewing meeting at my place I took in my Köstrup viking dress, and today I wore it to Ale Viking market. Except that I forgot to bring my string of beads that I hade re-threaded last night  - typical.

The market was packed with peopel- the warm and sunny weather probably helped there. There were lots of vendors, but I managed to get away without buying more than two deer's antlers for a non-historical project.

Met lots of friends. This is my friend Graciela and parts of her family (husband and one son not visible)

Here you can see the husband eating behind us two though :)

The market is very beautifully situated, and this sight of the children playing among the trees and wood anemones was just magical.

And I ran into baron Måns, also dressed in viking garb. And I got a hug from his very nice son.