Meet to work on costumes and prep for the Renaissance Festival?

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  • Meet can happen here in Southern York at my place. Can have movie while we work, perhaps Lord of the Rings?

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  • Calistrayel

    I have a costume that I am selling cheap which has a skirt and bodice in green. It has an elastic waist to fit most people. there a tons of offers on ebay for ren costumes depending what you are looking for...you can even post Renaissance Costume on Facebook and there are sites there selling. I tried to get a group together to work on costumes but there wasn't much interest ;(

    Hope that helps!
    Cira

    April 22

    • Regina

      Hi Cira, thanks! Yes that is helpful and all great ideas. Do you have a picture of the costume you're selling? Not sure if it would fit me as I'm tall- 5'11'' and size 12.

      April 23

    • Calistrayel

      Sorry it took so long had to find it in the attic. the skirt measures 38 inches from the hem to the waist. I'm going to try (computer challenged) to upload the picture to pictures on the site. I'm only asking 40 for it want it out of the too numerous costumes that I have. Check out the renaissance costumes on facebook as well... I am in Catonsville nearly every tueday morning if you wanted to try it on.

      April 25

  • Regina

    Hello all! I need a Faire costume before the season starts, but I unfortunately completely lack sewing knowledge :( Does anyone know of local costume crafters that I might be able to work with to buy a costume during the off season?

    April 21

  • Frederick S.

    I have been a reactor for many years and I have patterns for garb.I would like to bring my daughter.The date might conflict with Military Through The Ages at Jamestown.

    December 18, 2013

    • Frederick S.

      Fabrics can be tricky .Back in the day there were a number of fabric outlets which seem to have gone away.We could find virtually any fabric at one time.You can access the main garb site of the SCA without being a member.It has been awhile since I used it but will relocate it and post it in the comments this weekend.If I remember correctly the site also talks about boiled leather Armour and more.I am at least fortunate to have a Tandy Leather shop near me.If I can relocate some of the fabric resources we used to use I will also post them in this comment stream.I have been needing a good reason to renew my activities in this area.By the way does anyone else weave.I have done inkle loom and card weaving.

      1 · December 20, 2013

    • Calistrayel

      Wow I would love to learn to weave and help on finding material is an answer to a prayer. My nephew does SCA. He actually is going to start making his own armor. He is getting a torch for Christmas and goes to Pensic every year. I have thought about joining but my time is sporadic at best so I can't commit to a weekly endeavor. PA Fabrics in Leola has large leather pieces and a huge selection of buttons. They have velvet but only a few colors. I worked Otakon this past year so I didn't cosplay but one day as Ramona from Dr Who. I would like to make this medieval dress just in case I get a chance to go to a Medieval Faire.

      December 21, 2013

  • Karen M.

    I can't recall seeing crushed velvet at all in my fabric meanderings. :( I'll keep my eye out though. Have you tried searching the internet? That's where I'd start, although you might have trouble being certain of the exact shade of green on a screen.

    March 21, 2013

  • Calistrayel

    I'm looking for a crushed olive velvet for Eowyn's green dress. I went to Pa fabrics and they didn't have any although they had some nice large sheets of leather and tons of neat buttons.

    1 · March 21, 2013

  • Karen M.

    What kind of fabric are you looking for? I've found some decent linen online. Could look up the sites if that's what you need.

    March 21, 2013

  • Calistrayel

    LOL I def didn't get this in time :) I'm just getting over the flu though so I wouldn't have been able to come anyway unfortunately. Do you have a place you know of that sells fabric at a reasonable price? Jo's just doesn't have the fabric I need!

    March 20, 2013

  • Karen M.

    Didn't realize I hadn'd updated this ... I've got a sewing circle tonight (tuesday, March 19) for garb-making with some SCA folks. 6-10 pm. I realize I'm probably posting too late for any of you to make it, but you're welcome to join us.

    March 19, 2013

  • Calistrayel

    Thanks for the last minute opening. My Dad has cancer and we're on a short schedule. I also need to find the fabric! I've been looking...sigh but can not find the crushed green velvet.

    February 27, 2013

  • Karen M.

    I've posted a proposed meetup at my home in Bowie on March 12th for sewing, from 7ish to 10ish. RSVP if you can, but don't let that stop you from coming at the last minute if you want to. Message me if you need/want my phone number or directions. I've posted the directions, but they're only visible to members. Hope to see some of you there. :)

    February 25, 2013

    • Karen M.

      Katherine, are you looking for my address on THIS meetup posting? I didn't feel comfortable making this one at my place, because I didn't start the thread. My meetup is under "Suggested Meetups." Click on upcoming meetups on the lefthand list, and then click on the tab that says "Suggested Meetups." If we get two more rsvps it'll show up under "Upcoming Meetups."

      February 26, 2013

    • Katherine I.

      Yes I was. That's because you said you posted your address on the site. Thanks for the information.

      February 26, 2013

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    February 26, 2013

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    February 26, 2013

  • Karen M.

    By the way, I'm thinking pirate too, just in case there's a pirate day. I LOVE the pirate look!!! I can't go royal, because a merchant wouldn't have been. Besides, no way can I wear those heavy brocades and/or velvets in the heat. I'd faint!!! LOL

    February 24, 2013

  • Calistrayel

    I'd be up for coming to your group. I haven't been able to find the crushed olive velvet I need for eowyn's dress...growl. Are you going to be a peasant, royal, pirate? I have prob 4 ren outfits right now. I used to go to VA ren but they closed down. It's great to hear they opened up a new one! As to being totally acurate, cough cough...I just do not have the smooth even stitching for hand sewing...:)

    February 24, 2013

    • Karen M.

      I'm a vendor at VA, and I'm supposed to be in simple garb. Shirt and skirt more or less. I'm assuming middle to lower class. I'm really not into totally accurate stuff either, but my SCA friends are, so I'm going to try to a certain extent. I do NO hand sewing. I've got tendonitis in the base of my thumb and my health is FAR more important than any activity. :)

      February 24, 2013

  • Karen M.

    I'll be a guest vendor at MD this year, so I REALLY need garb!!! And before MD I'm doing VA, which is in the spring. I've made two hats, and think that I've finally figured out what I want to sew for gowns. I bought some patterns while they were on sale at Joann's. Not totally historically accurate, but I think a decent starting point. If anyone's interested, I'm hosting a sewing circle at my home in Bowie the second tuesday of each month for SCA members. Anyone is more than welcome to join us. I have plenty of room, snacks, and several sewing machines.

    February 23, 2013

  • Karen M.

    I need to make some of the basics. A chemise, perhaps a Viking apron dress. Perhaps a surcoat of some kind. Part of what I'm hoping for is some opinions of the fabric and what would look best on me before I cut into my fabric. :) I also don't think I have patterns, although I know there are some online. I think I could manage to figure out a simple "t" tunic dress without a pattern, but beyond that I'm sort of almost ready, but not sure the exact next step, if that makes sense. Interestingly, Calistrayel, I did ask on the ren festival forum about styles and one of Eowyn's type of dress was recommended for me, so if we could find a pattern to work from, I'd be up to try that too. I'm also up for talking/making jewelry. I have a fair number of beads. If I make a Viking apron dress I'll need to figure out something for the metal pieces that hold the straps, and I can always use more jewelry!!! LOL

    February 4, 2013

    • Calistrayel

      February 4, 2013

    • Calistrayel

      I have the pattern for the green dress Eowyn wears but also quite a few Period patterns. I'm not the greatest at making jewlery lol. My brother does that and works in a bead shop so that might help me with supplies :) I'd love to learn to make the jewlery from Eowyn's garment but I think that might take molding metal clay backing and stones. about an hour from me is a store called PA fabrics. THey have a lot of buttons and clasps but I'm sure you could find some online. I can help search them out if you give me an idea as to what you like.

      February 4, 2013

  • Jörgen

    That's a cool idea for a meetup.

    1 · February 3, 2013

  • Denise

    I'd be happy to teach anyone basic wire wrapping, for folks wanting new jewelry. Just putting that out there. :-)

    1 · February 3, 2013

  • Denise

    Would love to, depending on the date! :-)

    February 3, 2013

  • Calistrayel

    I'd definitely be interested if I can find make the meet up date. I'm looking to make a medieval costume such as eowyn's from LOTR. I've been searching for that olive green velvet or velveteen. WHat were you hoping to make?

    1 · February 3, 2013

  • Karen M.

    I see that this is an old post. I hope to be a vendor at a spring ren festival, and need garb!!! I've been purchasing linens, and would love to have some folks to sew with. I can help others with sewing and can loan sewing machines. I'm a quilt artist and have several spares. I am not a pro at sewing clothing, but am game to try. I can host in Bowie if folks would like. I have plenty of room, lots of table space, and a "big board" ironing board.

    February 3, 2013

  • Denise

    I'd love to come, but y'all have to know one thing: I don't know how to sew. I've always wanted to learn, but then Real Life goes and buggers it. Can't make the first Sunday in December though, as the Saturday that precedes it is a friend's annual Wreck The Halls in Chevy Chase MD. So needless to say, I'll be wrecked. I'd be happy to host a Part II if anyone's up for Baltimore City sometime?

    November 1, 2012

    • Jörgen

      I'm for part 2 as well

      November 2, 2012

    • Calistrayel

      The meetup sounds good just need to pick a time that is best for everyone. No worries on sewing. I can help with the basics. First thing I'd recommend is saving Jo Ann's coupons and hitting the sale days for that pattern you love:)

      November 2, 2012

  • Meredith E.

    hey! sorry I've been away. Your idea sounded really good. Let me know if you're willing to meetup at your place still sometime soon dear lady! <3

    August 20, 2012

    • Calistrayel

      oops didn't get this. Thanksgiving and Christmas on the horizon but we could try the first Sunday in December.

      October 30, 2012

    • Jörgen

      That would work. How's it for the rest of you?

      October 31, 2012

  • Starpirate

    I'm looking forward to meeting everyone.

    October 29, 2012

  • Jörgen

    While the season is over in Maryland, it is good opportunity to plan for next year. Sundays would work for me.

    October 29, 2012

  • Calistrayel

    This could take place at my home. I live in Felton Pa and have plenty of room for a meet up for fashion and costume work. I'm thinking a Friday or Sunday would be good since most folks attend Rens on Sat. Need some input by those interested... :)

    August 22, 2012

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