Or something to that effect. Being that it will be no less than the temperature of the surface of the sun, plus 3000% humidity this weekend at Trimaris Coronation, I decided that less was more, and I would go in that killer yellow chiton from my previous post. But then I decided to add more. … Continue reading The Archaic Chiton requires an Archaic Himation
I live in Trimaris. It is summer. This post is a little punchy. I swear, when I lived here 15 years ago, it wasn't as hot. Granted, I was younger, I had grown up here, and I endured the summers because we were thrown out of the house over school break lest my parents go … Continue reading “Man, it’s hot.” Going Greek and beating the heat in the 2-yard chiton.
Yay, after building this as a draft for weeks, it's finally done! If I would have made this out of leather, it would have been done months ago. This became an issue of scope creep, that is, the project just kept growing more and more out of my hands. At first, Jeff was going to … Continue reading The long awaited completion of the Alligator Coronet
I do wear Norman garb, too, even if I don't like to admit it. It's one of those "well, I'm married to one, so I need to look the part sometimes" gigs, much like how he also owns Byzantine garb, to humor me. This post is to help start build content for my Norman Garb … Continue reading Another Bliaut Battle: Why my husband needs to find a new persona before I strangle him with maunche sleeves. (Just kidding.)
I barely sew men's Byzantine clothing. I know where to look, where to point friends, but for the most part, I personally haven't touched it. My husband is a Norman. He wears riding tunics, and basic linen gored tunics with keyhole necklines. He likes them, and looks good in them. His complexion and appearance echoes Anna … Continue reading Dressing the husband: Variations to the Manazan Cave Tunic
[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!