Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sideless Surcote

I've been enamored with late 14th century costuming pretty much forever, and I have tons of 14th c. dresses for SCA. However, I somehow never got around to making a sideless surcote until now! This shall be the first of many, and I hope to create all different styles of sideless surcotes. I chose this style because it happened to work for some fabric remnants I already had. It's always a bonus when I don't have to buy anything new! It was a quick one-day project. The top is cotton velveteen, and the skirt is silk/rayon blend.
I can't wait to wear it and take some really nice photos for my website (which, of course, I will share here too)!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Robin Hood Archery Tournament

My local archery range is host to Robin Hood archery tournament each year. This year, I wore my green and white parti-colored cotehardie. The dress is all linen, and I made the cloth buttons by hand.
My boyfriend wore his Tudor outfit. The doublet is cotton velvet, and the pants are brocade and velvet. His necklace is brand new. I made it using some gemstones and components I recently purchased.
My boyfriend also won the baronial championship for thrown weapons!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Lyondemere Arts and Archery

Lyondemere is a barony just south of me. They had their annual Arts and Archery event. I participated in both arts and archery, as well as thrown weapons. I wore my maroon wool cotehardie with long sleeves and a wool hood since it was a bit cold.

My cotehardie is made of wool with buttons in the front. I chose the trim because it looks so much like period woven trim. I have since learned card weaving, but this dress was made a few years ago, before I knew how to weave at all. The hood is dark blue wool, lined in teal wool.

The photos were taken by Lady Rayne Archer of Annan.