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jbullard1
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:29 pm    Post subject: Is This Fabric Pattern Acceptable Reply with quote

for a shirt from the early 1800's - 1840
I need a shirt for my first rondy its not a strict event but I want to be close
100% cotton dark green with an off white background


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depending on your persona, it should be fine for your time frame.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Swanny wrote:
Depending on your persona,.......................

Swanny


That's my problem I'm new to this and just havent got one figured out yet
I guess I'm a work in progress
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:25 pm    Post subject: Is this fabric acceptable Reply with quote

sorry can't say 100%. I've heard bigger patterns are preferable, but I will say, as one suffering from multiple personalities, it looks good to me for your timeframe.
Zan :)
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jerry, we tend to cut a slack for newcomers to the hobby, especially in the discipline of historical rendezvous. Rendezvous are a good place to start. With usually relaxed rules of authenticity you can get your feet wet and have fun while figuring out what you want to be when you "grow up".

For now, do what you need to do to get into the game. Then you'll have time to "learn the rules" (most of which are unwritten, arbitrary and capricious).

Warning - This avocation is seriously fun and highly addictive. If you aren't careful pretty soon you'll be spending most your money on your living history hobby. All the rest will just be wasted on the mortgage, car payment, utilities, groceries, &c.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Zan
Swanny right now all my free money goes toward building such worthless trifles as these

And These


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are unsure what time frame and personna then perhaps you should consider defaulting to a plain white or off white shirt made from a slubby weave cotton, linen or hemp. It may be safer in the long run and a white shirt has much more latitude.
Just my suggestions, as you can build many different personas and time frames around a more plain shirt.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That fabric's fine for your time frame, regardless of persona. Go for it--you're off to a good start! Go Greenhorn--GO!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would use a white or off white linen or cotton, but do as you wish, it's your money! In doing 2 centurys worth of research I can't say I have seen shirt made of anything like that? You asked.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A simple check in red, blue, or black (maybe green) would be a better choice if you are going to use a patterned material. Barring that. I concur that a white/off white shirt would be the best over-all choice.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should have added I have already bought this fabric for a shirt
I know it isn't period correct. I will be attending my first rondy in October and would like to have clothing that is acceptable (not necessarily correct)
The group putting it own seems to be fairly lenient on newbies
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That fabric is just fine for what you need. No one at a redevous should be hard on the new folks. It's very discouraging for a newcomer. Let's face it you are not doing an historical site for a specific time period. I say go ahead and make the shirt from this material, especially if you have already aquired the material. In the future, (maybe a while from now) you may wish for your equipment to be more time specific and absolutely correct. When that day comes then you can do more research. Until then, enjoy your new shirt.

Be aware that you will meet many folks along your path with many interests and opinions on rendevous, re-enacting, or acting in general. Some folks may be more critical of their equipment & clothing (I'm one of these folks) and will be able to give advice to you about time specific materials for future projects. Don't be discouraged is the best advice I can give to a newbie.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Is This Fabric Pattern Acceptable Reply with quote

jbullard1 wrote:
Is This Fabric Pattern Acceptable


Is this anything like "does this make my arse look fat"?

I generally try to avoid those questions.:):):)
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Is This Fabric Pattern Acceptable Reply with quote

edwardamason wrote:
jbullard1 wrote:
Is This Fabric Pattern Acceptable


Is this anything like "does this make my arse look fat"?

I generally try to avoid those questions.:):):)


I guess it's the Re-enactor's equvalent.....
Steve
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Is This Fabric Pattern Acceptable Reply with quote

edwardamason wrote:
jbullard1 wrote:
Is This Fabric Pattern Acceptable


Is this anything like "does this make my arse look fat"?

I generally try to avoid those questions.:):):)


The fabric doesn't make it look fat
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The Fat does
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