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16 April

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    Apr 16, 2010, 05.21 PMby dilshadburman

    Thank you for “favouriting” my skirt!!

23 February

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    Feb 23, 2010, 09.36 AMby amibambini

    Hello Reboubt, thanks for your comments on my blouse, I was thinking I should let you know I used your how-to but you beat me to it! I’ve often looked at your amazing medieval creations and wondered about the background to them. Where does your interest stem from? Do you study medieval literature or history? Or do you do those really fun looking re-enactments?

    Had a quick look at your blog, I think Zombe is a great word! I Zombe out in front of my computer far too often to be healthy.

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      Feb 23, 2010, 08.41 PMby redoubt

      To be honest, I know I’ve been interested in historical fashion for a long time, but I’m not really sure how it started. In 6th grade (so long ago!) we studied the Middle Ages a bit which I guess got me interested in it, and once I started learning how to sew, I started studying historical fashion books and I guess it evolved to what I do now. I was in SCA (medieval re-enacting) for a while, but I’m not very active in it right now. I just like the clothing. :)

      Hehe, the zomb words :)

20 January

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    Jan 20, 2010, 03.30 PMby stefilu

    Hi! Thank you for favoring my Friday evening dress :) Wow, you have lots of projects :) I like the medieval influence

13 May

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    May 13, 2009, 06.57 AMby cicaktoes

    Thank you so much for the comment on my “his to hers” set! It was a challenging project trying to deconstruct previously-worn clothing, and try to fit the pieces to a new pattern, but I’m happy with the result. :)

28 April

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    Apr 28, 2009, 04.00 PMby dressdummy

    I can understand your love for working with all natural textiles; There is just nothing else like it. And naturals are so perfect for your historical creations. As for the hood pattern I commented on: I have to really watch myself out in the sun, but I look dopey in hats and they screw up my hair if I have to be at work, etc. So, when I saw that hood you made with the shoulder collar, it looked like something I could make all kinds of versions of for sun sheilding of face, neck, and shoulders. And one of the reasons I liked it so much is that it seems well balanced/stable. Okay, until later!

13 April

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    Apr 13, 2009, 07.55 PMby tinmouse

    Thanks for your kind comments on my shirt. And it’s true, now that you mention it – I haven’t seen a lot of Utah kids on here. So it’s nice to find a neighbor.

8 April

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    Apr 8, 2009, 05.36 PMby haleema

    Re: bw gown Keeping the trim and adding lacing to the back would be nice. But it might require altering the front of the gown as well. Then you will have a completely different gown. If it were my decision I would lose the waist trim, keeping more inline with the period as far as the shape of the gown goes and use a belt/sash/ rope at the waist. The shape of this gown is already flattering. In my personal opinion it doesn’t need to be changed in any way. I love the trim on the hem idea. It will compliment what you have already done on the neckline and sleeves. I can’t wait to find out what you decide to do with this gown. Either way you go you can’t go wrong. I just happen to love it the way it is!

2 April

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    Apr 2, 2009, 07.02 PMby minkeymonkey

    Thank you for answering my question!! I was curious and wasn’t sure. Since I read a lot of medieval (and earlier and later) literature, I figured I should know a bit more.

    Thanks a bunch!!

23 March

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    Mar 23, 2009, 01.57 PMby nehmah

    For the neckline, the easiest way would be to overlay your pattern with either a (woven-fabric) garment w/round neckline or a pattern piece of the same. Draw in the new opening, then add the keyhole opening. I’ll see if I have a keyhole that I can e-mail (it will be a scan, is that OK?) if you are interested. I’ve always thought those styles were far more comfortable than what we wear today. Cordially, Nehmah

20 March

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    Mar 20, 2009, 03.31 PMby baobab

    Thanks a lot for your kind comment on my plaid blouse!

12 March

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    Mar 12, 2009, 10.33 PMby amandamargaret

    hi redoubt! thanks for helping out with my pleating problem. i am having to send it out as i am going to need about 30 yards! eek! but knowing that i have to hem it first is a great step in the right direction…no one from the pleating company even told me! so, off i go to spend a small fortune in pleating. thanks again!

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    Mar 12, 2009, 05.26 AMby lybu

    Hey. I am glad that you are going to use this pattern. Hope to see your uploaded creation very soon at BS. Please let me know if you will have any problems with it. Have fun!!!

5 March

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    Mar 5, 2009, 05.26 AMby myk

    Thank you for the nice comment on my reversible :) It was quite hard to experiment on how to hide the closures for the coat….Happy sewing!

28 February

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    Feb 28, 2009, 02.18 PMby luzie

    Hi! Thanks for your nice comment on my red cape. I also love the button closure, I thought it makes it a little more wearable and it was great to be protected from getting a sore throat (it was so cold at this day!).

26 February

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    Feb 26, 2009, 06.17 PMby dressdummy

    Yay! I look forward to a “modeled” post of your orange tunic, and to whatever dress it inspires you to create:)

20 February

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    Feb 20, 2009, 01.06 PMby smvphotography

    thank you for your comment on my jacket! i love your imagination!

19 February

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    Feb 19, 2009, 03.34 AMby sarsaparilla

    Hey! Thanks for the comment on my stripy Ruby creation! I like the idea of making a hat out of the remaining fabric very much :)

16 February

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    Feb 16, 2009, 05.48 PMby arete999

    Thank you for your nice comment on my jeans!Happy sewing to you!

11 February

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    Feb 11, 2009, 07.53 PMby carlatv

    Thanks for your comments on my daughters costume. I thought I’d make it bright and fun. Sorry for the late response. I’ve been really busy with life lately. But I’m trying to play catch up and view all the lovely comments and view creations. Thank you again!

10 February

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    Feb 10, 2009, 03.45 PMby sew4my3

    Which Ren Fair will you be selling at?

6 January

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    Jan 6, 2009, 08.22 AMby miss-g

    Hello Redoubt! Thanks for leaving a comment on my jacket. The big buttons came from an op-shop/thrift store and they have been sitting in my stash for some time. I don’t think I could have found better buttons. Keep well and happy sewing.

1 January

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    Jan 1, 2009, 05.43 AMby sewella

    Dear Red, Thank you so much for leaving a nice comment on my dress! I am sorry I didn’t reply sooner but I only saw today there was a comment on it. Yes, the basic idea was to make it look medieval – hence the name “Guinevere”. It would have been quite authentic if longer…

10 December

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    Dec 10, 2008, 07.10 PMby allygally

    Hi! Thank you for your comments on my quilts. :-) The triangles are a little less than 4 inches, equilateral. It’s easier than it looks.

9 December

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    Dec 9, 2008, 06.34 PMby justmica


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