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!
We lost Carrie Fisher a year ago today. While Space Mom has little to do with the current Middle Ages, I'm using her activism, as well as the tradition of "feats of strength" on Festivus, on this last day of Saturnalia, to make a difficult post that I've been putting off as part of my … Continue reading Queen of the Alligators: The SCA, the Military, and Mental Breakdowns.
No, really. Somehow, it ended up in a box of our holiday decorations because that's how military packers and movers roll. We aren't pros, we have a basic know-how of the art thanks to a couple classes at Pennsic, and dropped a few hundred dollars on supplies because it sounded like a good idea at … Continue reading So, we remembered we had an enameling kit…
So I'm currently in the lead over at Fabrics-store.com's Reenactment and Costume Contest, which is sort of funny, because I had to get my arm twisted to enter anyway. It's even funnier than it's our Norman garb, but I digress, I could use some votes to stay on top! It's simple! Just make an account … Continue reading A quick favor to ask…
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!