[Yes, the woman who named her site after a VNV Nation song just dropped a Wu Tang reference. Not even sorry.] My husband has a huge head and a normal neck. Those of us who sew know what this means, it means a gaping maw of a neckline that shows off the Norman's delicate ginger … Continue reading “Protect ya neck!” Or, how Anna learned to hide Gieffrei’s delicate collarbones.
I did a thing! Note that this is only a plausibly period approach with modern liberties. This is just a way to make good-looking, passable Byzantine garb on a budget for themed events, allow newcomers to try out a different style or persona, or make a low-cost "casual" wardrobe for when wearing fancier clothing is … Continue reading Video walkthrough of Sari Dalmatica/Delmatikion!
We have an event here in Calafia called Winter Arts. Being that it's one of the few events in the barony where you're indoors, typically, you want some fancy duds. Back in September, a group of us decided that we would tackle something different, and something different being Burgundian. Now, I don't know about you, … Continue reading Once Upon a Dream: A Foray into the 15th Century
I've posted previously on how using vintage cotton saris works for posh-looking classical garb on a budget. So, during my sari splurges, I picked up a few that I thought would work for Byzantine applications. It only took me a year to complete an unfinished early-period style dalmatica, but once I focused, I got it … Continue reading Sari not sorry, and an unexpected surprise!
So, you want to have a Byzantine persona? Welcome to the ranks of the mysterious medieval orient. This, and more, are going to become a page here on my site shortly *points up to links*, I just need to find time to sit down and do it. Until then, I feel the information I am … Continue reading Smashing the idea of the “Byzantine Period.”
It's occurred to me that I have never actually posted these. I swear there's a Fourth Law I just came up with recently, but it escapes me. Anna's 1st Law: If at first it doesn't fit, fold the fabric another way until it does. Anna's 2nd Law: Measure over 9000 times, because you can only … Continue reading Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina’s Laws of the Conservation of Fabric
So, while I'm taking a short break from heavy SCA sewing and research, I want everybody to help me keep my brain ticking. Every week, or however often I get questions, I'm going to have a question/answer column here on my blog. Feel free to ask me anything about Roman and Byzantine history, textiles, clothing, … Continue reading Ask me anything!