Greetings! I’m Anne deBasillion. I’ve been in the SCA for about 6 years and have been making garb since the beginning. Not historically accurate (HA) garb mind you. I won’t share pics of my first or even second garb – trust me you’re welcome. I do have a silver brooch but have never won a garb competition. I’ve done the Birka challenge a couple of times but again it wasn’t HA soooo yeah. I’ve gotten better at doing things HA but I have a secret – I hate hand sewing. Like loathe it entirely. Also, I have a kid who wants Tudor garb. Does he hate me? perhaps….
So here we are – I’ve been interested in Ethereal Seamstress for a while but then Covid and now I have a chance to do this that’s slightly less anxiety inducing. (Except that we started a bathroom remodel at pretty much the same time – I probably should question my life choices.) Alright then – Novice level solo team – son gets his Tudor. Great. I can’t really draft patterns but commercial patterns are acceptable. Now I do know a thing or two about HA Tudor because I *gasp* did research. I turned to the Tudor Tailor and the Medieval Tailor Assistant to help modify that commercial pattern I picked.
So that DEFINITELY meant that I needed a test run. Also maybe shoes, gloves and a pouch? Ummmm sure? So below are pictures of all the fabric I’m going to be working with. Here goes nothing, or maybe something. Time and fate will tell.