About Eva : I’ve been in the SCA for about a year and some months now. I’ve only recently been able to be more active because I have a new job that allows me the time to meet up more consistently. I am a very big sewing lover and I have also been recently getting into fighting in the SCA. Who says you cant look good while fighting?! Regardless this doesnt tie too much into my persona, it’s me exploring to maybe find a person through fashion for the SCA so we shall see! I think time management with work and school will be my toughest part of this, but I’m hoping the drive of a competition will keep me on track!eva
Her Project: I went back and forth A LOT (which is why this entry is cutting it really close) between the late 1400s and the mid 1300s. They both have looks i desire greatly and in the end I went with late 1400s because of the fabric I have on hand that I’ve been dying to use. I aim to go for a late 1400s noble woman’s dress. I am basing it around a few paintings I have found and Identified with the very late 1400s and even running into the very early 1500s. I’ve been very excited to make a chemise for a long time because I know it’ll have so many uses and this lovely purple brocade I bought earlier this year with look wonderfully in the folds of the dress.
About Isibil: I have been active in the SCA for right at 20 years. I sew frequently, although I have had a dry spell with Covid. I love to hand sew and have been told that my skills are advanced. This project does tie into my persona, but perhaps a little bit of a different location (she traveled). I have made turn shoes several times, I would consider those skills to be intermediate. My naalbinding and knitting skills would probably be intermediate as well. This will be a challenging project both in scope and intricacy.
Her Project: I am going to do early period (10th Century) anglo saxon women’s dress. I have many historical painting/illumination images that will be included in my documentation. I plan to use accurate colors, linen fabric, hand sewn entirely. Naalbinding for accessories, inkle woven trim and hand made leather shoes with either knitted or naalbinding for the socks. I did something similar last fall for crown, but with more of a Calontir emphasis rather than a historical emphasis.
About Jacquette: I have participated in the SCA for about 12 years, off and on. I was an avid sewer in my early years, but in the past few years have found it difficult to give my attention to. This project will encourage me to get back into a hobby I have long admired while challenging me to focus on historical research.
Her Project: My plan is to construct a Viking apron dress that would have been specifically used for breastfeeding. By interpreting burial artifacts, illuminations, and foreign cultural influences, I will portray what I theorize is the style mothers would have worn while feeding their young. This focused piece is inspired by my own lactation challenges, and my interest in how mothers prevailed in history.