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When you put a garment on your stack of things to be mended,
pin a note to it so you'll know what's wrong with it when
you pick it up again.  

Joy Beeson
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Re: A small tip :-)

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I use clothespins for this; just snap one on the necessary place.  Hard
to miss a clothespin!

Jean M.



Kate's new book
Kate - Are you ready to tell us about the new book that you got for
Christmas?  You mentioned it over in the Shed...  I'd never heard of it
before, my library doesn't have it and with a $165 (USD) price tag I don't
think I'll get my hands on a copy any time soon.  But I could enjoy it
vicariously through you!


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Re: Kate's new book
Chris Underwood wrote:

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Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe Unlock'd, By Janet Arnold.  The yummiest book
in my whole 3000+ book collection (not all costume books, mind!).  75
from Amazon UK.

Ms Arnold spent years digging into various archives, ferreting out
information about the organization of The Great Wardrobe, and how
Elizabeth treated its contents as National Treasure like the crown
jewels rather than personal possessions.  It was much dispersed in the
years following her reign, and by The Great Fire, most of it was long
gone.  Along with it went her thrift (some items spent over 20 years in
the wardrobe, being remade, altered for style and fit, and were then
passed on to others).

Most of the pix are high definition black and white photos of portraits,
but there are a few of real garments from the era.  Unfortunately
because of the way her wardrobe was dispersed later, there is no
complete garment that can be traced back to Elizabeth herself.  It's fun
to see how garments in portraits can be linked to things in the wardrobe
accounts, but sad that nothing can really be identified.  Partly this is
due to the nature of the descriptions in the accounts (incomplete and/or
using unfamiliar terminology).

This is a great book for dipping into, even if one doesn't want to sit
and read it from end to end - difficult because of the sheer size!  It's
almost as big as an atlas!  Definitely a book to read at a table, not in
bed.

And for my book wish list:  hm...  Has to include

Who Murdered Chaucer, by Terry Jones et al
The Corset: A Cultural History by Valerie Steele
Clothes of the Common Man 1480-1580: Making the Garments: Vol 2 by Jane
Huggett
The Medieval Tailor's Assistant: Making Common Garments 1200-1500 by
Sarah Thursfield

There are a lot more on my Wish List at Amazon UK!  :)  This one isn't:
Moda a Firenze 1540-1580: Lo stile di Eleonora di Toledo a la sua
influenza, by ORSI LANDINI, ROBERTA, BRUNA NICCOLI

I'm chasing down a European site as it might be cheaper than dragging it
back from New York!

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Re: Kate's new book
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OK - I just have to find a way to at least LOOK at this book...  Thanks
Kate!

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Re: Kate's new book
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Order it through your local library!  :)  Then you can get a decent look
at it and decide if it's something you really neeeeeed rather than just
want!

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Re: Kate's new book
"Kate Dicey
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No one seems to have it!  Not at the Seattle Library, Everett, Renton, or my
local library, Sno-Isle...  The University Bookstore doesn't even have it
and they usually have EVERYTHING!  Guess I'm just going to have to put it on
my "buy" list and see if it ever gets prioritized to the top!  It does sound
like an interesting book...

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Re: Kate's new book
Amazon wants a cool US$165.00 for it...........wow.


Re: Kate's new book
Pat in Arkansas wrote:

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Worth every cent.

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 Kate, do you have Margo's pattern sets? i'm thinking of
getting those (including the men's, hoping i can grade down to
kid size...). did you review them or are you still working on
the Simplicity gown?
lee <wants a Shinrone pattern>
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Re: Kate's new book
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I have the Ladies Wardrobe and the Underpinnings.  I haven't started on
them yet as the Simplicity project is incomplete.  I'll finish it first!
  :)  They look MUCH better (and in some ways easier to use!) than the
Simplicity one...

I've seen advice somewhere that the men's pattern can be scaled down to
a Youth size, if the smallest size is still to big, but not right down
to a child size: proportions are different pre-puberty, don't forget.
You might do better to draft one from scratch, as it'll take about the
same length of time as getting Margo's pattern to fit anyone not really
man-shaped yet!

You could start with something like this and add the details you want:
http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M4546.htm?tab=costumes&page=4

The top and sleeves could be adapted quite easily, and if the kid is
small enough, then the skirt part could be adapted with it to give the
look of something like this (see the infants in white at the left):
http://www.tudor-portraits.com/WilliamBrooke.jpg

Boys wore things like this up to the age of six or so, when they were
'breeched' - put into breeches!  Here's another one that hasn't reached
beeches yet!  Bit older than the babies, as you'll see...
http://modehistorique.com/elizabethan/images/kids/boys1563.jpg

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