Location: Okewaite, Lochac
Category/Level: Historically Focused/Intermediate
About Honoré: I’ve been in the SCA for a very long time. I’ve mostly been a behind the scenes administrator, with occasional short timeframe bursts of sewing energy. I sew, I knit, I cook. This project is going to be developing a new alternate persona, so I’m diving headfirst into research I either haven’t had time for, or simply haven’t needed to do in the past. I’m trying to use stash fabrics for as much as I can – why not use them? Plus, with shipping the way it is right now, I’m not sure I have time to order from overseas.
Her Project: I’m going to build an outfit for a merchant or upper middle class woman in Prague, circa 1590-1605. I’ve been reviewing a number of extant pieces and some of the few paintings that are from Bohemia at that time. It’s a new idea – new persona – so I’m feeling the pressure I’m putting on myself to get it “right” for the first outing which will be Twelfth Night in Lochac in January. Where it will be very hot. And I’ll be wearing wool. Whoops. My outfit will be fairly stark, as was the fashion in Western Europe at that time. Embellishments will likely take the form of thread wrapped buttons, or possibly some black-on-black embroidery. My fabrics will be of the highest quality permitted for my class and time.