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Below you will find the progress posts of the contestants. Each team has their own tag - if you click on it, you can see all the posts by that specific team, or you can just enjoy the mixed stream that exists here. All comments are moderated, and the ES web team will be by several times a day to release them. …

Day 1-Project Ingredients (for lack for better term)

Day 1-post a picture of the things you are using for your project. I went with the big items that will make the full outfit. I didn't think I needed to include needles, pins and such. From top to bottom: The blue linen is for the Yagurlak (over Kaftan) with wood block for bottom hem embellishment. The blue linen will also be used for cl…

Go West, Young Slav: Loading the Cart (Check-in #1)

Hello again! I had plans to do more today than actually happened, but I spent most of the day video chatting with distant friends. But I did at least do a little! It was only cutting the two main panels for my underdress/serk from my linen, but pulling threads for straight cuts is a slow process. I plan to come back with my next update on Tuesday,…

27 February 2021 – Where I am starting from

As I mentioned I play 11th-12th century Britain with the ocassional Chiton to wear when the weather is stupid hot and muggy. As such I had no Tudor-era appropriate underpinnings going into this. During February I did the following prep work.1) Made a farthingale. This generated quite the heated exchange on an Elizabethan costuming Facebook page…

Introductions and such

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…

27 February 2021 – or What Was I Thinking?!?!?!

Hello fellow contestants, managers, judges and others. I have reached the point in this project where I am wondering what the HECK I was thinking by signing up!Yes, I am away it is only Day 1 - but in these uncertain times there is no sense in postponing the freak out is there? By way of introduction, I play Fallon (Richardsdottir) of Berwick, …

Cutting my fabric

Today I got a late start because of the late night nailbinding. I got my underdess and apron dress and jorvik hood and Skjodehamn hood cut out and I am ready to sew. My underdess and apron dress is made of linen, as well as the Jorvik Hood. The Skjodehamn is in wool with a linen lining. I am starting with the underdess and linen thread. I will …

Nailbinding Socks

finished Nailbinding Socks 1rst attempt, Nailbinding Sock I worked hard teaching myself to nailbind the last 3 weeks. I choose the Oslo Stitch and used Lots of Socks by Larry Schmitt and Nailbinding by Nusse Mellgren as well as every you tube video out there. In my first attempt I started at the toes, looped around. Constructi…

Golden (C-R-S) Sewers – the pieces

The sewers on this team are Gwynnyd (dress and model) and Catherine-Aimée (hat maker). Between us we have nearly a century in the SCA. We are both peers, but Pelicans not Laurels. Our home group is the Barony of the Roaring Wastes in the Midrealm. Coincidentally, we have also both been landed Baroness of the group. Even weirder, I, along with …

Ethereal Seamstress Challenge Day #1: The Proposed Result and Its Example in Period

Good morning, gentlefolk. Three weeks ago, this Castellana Vieja (Castilian Crone) reached the venerable age of 60 without consistently trying her hand at sewing. So I enter this competition to have some fresher wardrobe once this plaga maldita has run it its course and we can all meet again. Both of my abuelas are nodding vigorously and saying it…

Late 15th Century French Outfit

Greetings! I am Kitta Refr, and I hail from the Barony of Rivenoak in the Kingdom of the West. I am entering into the Advanced category, and my entry is a late 15th century French outfit based on those worn in the illuminated manuscript, Vie et miracles de monseigneur saint Louis ou Livre des faits de monseigneur saint Louis, or Life and miracles…