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    Historic Costuming

    Hi there! I stumbled onto some really great websites about making historically accurate clothing (especially women's dresses) and I'm thinking about starting into this, for my own pleasure....but I'm wondering if anyone here does this for either SCA events or Ren Faires and if there are any suggestions for what a brand-new costumer should start with. I have a basic sewing machine and can find my way around a pattern and also make up my own simple designs, but I would like to start with something that is fun, useful, and not likely to make me pull my hair out too quickly

    Also, is anyone else in the Portland, Oregon, area?

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    Re: Historic Costuming

    you would make a mint over here!
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    Yeah, I've seen a lot of really great information from the UK and it definitely seems like there is more interest by the general public. Here it seems like if you go out in costume then you're one of those weird Con people

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    LOL! Well history REALLY is history over here! You can pick and choose from the beaker people of stone henge to the victorian! And with all the historical sites having folks in costume (historically accurate) guiding you through them, you would have a ball!
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    Re: Historic Costuming

    If you like making historic costumes but need a purpose, have you thought of offering your services to local amateur dramatics? Our local amdram does all sorts and likes the costumes to be as accurate as possible.

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    I do mediaeval re-enactment, and I'm rubbish at making my own stuff - if you were to set up doing this, I'd buy from you!

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