Faire Garb => Sewing => Topic started by: FaireMare on May 18, 2008, 07:50:47 PM

Title: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: FaireMare on May 18, 2008, 07:50:47 PM
I know there is an introduction thread on the main pages.... but In reading threads, and now with all of us restarting at the same time, I thought this would be an excellent way to say hello to everyone.  If you are one of our goddesses, please post that too.

I will start. Please follow the same format for easier reading.  ;D .....OH! and SMALL Pictures Please. ((the only "small" one I have was from 2002 ))


NAME:  FaireMare
Joined RF:  December of 2004  "Mod" since 2006
Board "title" :  Moderator
Participation At Faire:  Cast AzRF, Playtron other faires I visit.
                                   1 season Carolina RF, Prodstaff AzRF
Garbing Expereience:   Cast AzRF,  Children's Garb, Men's Garb...
                                 Cant Make a woman's bodice turn right.
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: tigrlily64 on May 18, 2008, 08:26:36 PM
Sorry, no picture from me...

Name: Tigrlily
Joined RF: February of 2008
Board Title: None
Participation at Faire:   Paytron at Bristol, soon to be Playtron.
Garbing Experience:   1 Chemise, 1 Skirt
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Erynn on May 18, 2008, 09:36:54 PM
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Name:   Erynn
Joined RF:  2006 or 2007 I think
Board "title" :   No official title
Participation At Faire:  Playtron
Garbing Experience:    My own garb, garb for a few others. Costuming since 97-98
                                Designed costumes for 2 WSU shows, got awards for both

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Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: gem on May 18, 2008, 09:41:35 PM

Name: Gem
Joined RF: Sometime in 2003
Board title: "Mistress of Esoterica," also "Link Goddess"
Participation at Fair: KCRF playtron
Garbing Experience: I've been sewing since 2004 when I rebelled against ill-fated sewing "lessons."  I've mostly done fairwear while learning garment construction (lots of skirts, bodices, odds and ends for relatives and friends); more recently expanded into more H/A work (a gamurra-inspired linen gown, a complete 18th Century ensemble of linen and wool, and just starting a recreation of a c. 1500 French tapestry gown).  I've been drafting patterns and draping my own mockups for a couple of years now, but I just discovered the joy of working with a truly *wonderful* pattern, and am looking forward to breaking out the Margo Andersons with this next project!
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Athena on May 18, 2008, 09:59:07 PM

Joined R/F: Summer of 2004
Board Title: Queen's Lady in Lacing, Bard of the Court
Participation at faire: Playtron at the Great Lakes Medieval Faire and other nearby festivals.
Garbing experience: Total n00b! Much to my surprise and delight, I'm actually decent at sewing and I enjoy it!  8)

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Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: silverstah on May 18, 2008, 10:13:05 PM

Name: Catarina / Silverstah
Joined R/F: Umm.... 2002?  A long, long time ago. ;)
Board title: None!
Participation at Faire: blissfully, just as a patron right now.  North Carolina Renaissance Faire, Carolina Renaissance Festival, and occasionally Georgia Renaissance Faire and MD Renaissance Faire.
Garbing experience: Lots? :) I ran a custom garb company for many years.  Now I am focusing on improving my historical sewing techniques through 15th and 16th c. Italian and Spanish costume.  It's a fun challenge! :)
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Lady L on May 19, 2008, 02:07:23 AM

Name: Linda/Lady L
Joined R/F: Christmas 2006
Board title:
Participation at Faire: First attended MNRF in 1973, when it was a few tents in a field. Bought my shop at MNRF in 1998. I have also visited Siouxland Ren faire, Twig faire and Wisc. ren faire.
Garbing experience: My Mom taught me how to sew by hand and on her old Singer machine when I was 8 years old. I have been sewing for over 40 years. I have made all kinds of things for family and friends, such as shirts, blouses, skirts, pants, jackets, sleepwear, baby clothes, doll clothes, underwear, etc. I first started researching/sewing garb in 1998, when I bought my shop. I made garb for everyone in my family that helped me at my shop. As an artist, I lean more toward fantasy garb, but I find historical garb equally fascinating!  ;D
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: nliedel on May 19, 2008, 06:21:18 AM
I'm Nancy. I'll be acting in the MiRF this summer as an  Italian Flower Seller who sings. I'm currently fighting to get my toile to lie correctly without wrinkles and am ready to cook and eat the next kid who thinks punching Lady Madge (body double, hangs from the ceiling), is funny.

I've been garbing for years, but let's just saw authenticity and finish work was not really my forte. I've changed, I swear.


My "headshot" from my audition. My husband took it the day before. Yes, I'm a pro :)

I've been sewing for twenty years now, but not well. However, you should see my bloomers! Flat felled seams, not an unfinished bit in site and authentic. I've already learned a lot here.

Oh, and special kusdos to my husband who, literally, took apart my Janome Serger and put it back together when it seized. He saved me a ton of money and there are no parts left over. Bless him. It makes the idea of washing sixteen yards of cotton jacquard slightly more appealing, since there will be less ravel.
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Gwen aka Punstergal on May 19, 2008, 08:41:20 AM
Sorry for big picture, I don't have any uploaded that aren't full-size and I don't know how to code it to make it show smaller.

NAME:   Gwendolynn aka Punstergal
Joined RF:  Hmm... I don't remember, two years ago, I think
Board "title" :   Purveyor of useless information? Resident rope-fiend? KnottyNymph?
Participation At Faire:  Vendor at TRF for (omg don't tell) 10 years, playtron at almost any other festival I can reach
Garbing Experience:   This and that, here and there.. I tend to do more crafting than sewing, so a lot of my basic garb pieces are purchased and then edited by me, whereas all the accessories, jewelry, wings, fantasy clothing, etc is made my me. I specialize in things that involve pretty knots :)

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Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Jess Devyne on May 19, 2008, 08:49:34 AM
Name:   Jess Devyne
Joined RF:  January 2004
Participation at Faire:  Playtron for quite a few years at Colorado as well as other faires (ie Arizona, TRF, Grand Junction, Las Vegas, PARF and soon to include; TUX, Michigan, KCRF)
Made lots o' different things.  Made a Courtesan couple of years ago....turned out pretty well if I do say so myself! 

Mare, you are doing a faboo job!  You are so haute!   ;)
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Capt Gabriela Fullpepper on May 19, 2008, 09:32:50 AM
Name:  Lady Delaney
Joined RF:  Sept 2007
Participation at Faire:  Playtron Colorado Renaissance Faire and soon to travel to others.
Garbing experience:newbie to sewing and garbing but learning and wanting to sew garb once I get it all figured out.
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Lady Ann of Draycott on May 19, 2008, 10:43:34 AM
NAME:   Lady Ann of Draycott
Joined RF:  April 11, 2007
Board "title" :  Viscountess of Draycott Castle & The Lady of Roses
Participation At Faire:  Playtron at Scarby & TRF so far...
Garbing Expereience:   Newbie.  I've made a few skirts to go with my Moresca bodices and after wearing them realized that I didn't really like them for some reason and decided to try again by doing something different. So yeah, I'm in the trial and error stage. I haven't tried making anything other than a skirt yet, but I am thinking about eventually trying to attempt a court gown...
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: DonaCatalina on May 19, 2008, 11:10:03 AM
Name: Catalina Osorio de Moscoso, Marquesa de Rende


Joined R/F: Sometime in 2005/2006.
I have the unofficial title of Portrait Goddess because I have such a large collection of renaissance portraits I can usually find an example for anything.

{moderator} Nutting Unofficial about it... you are the Portrait Goddess #1 {/moderator}

Garbing Experience: I've been making garb for myself and others since 1991/1992. I try to limit myself nowdays to making garb for my immediate family.
My husband and I are in the SCA and have been for many years. I've made garb for every century between 600 and 1600, though I prefer not to do Elizabethan.
I'm not 100% H/A because I refuse to wear wool undies in the Texas heat, among other issues.
Happy Sewing!
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Valencia on May 19, 2008, 11:37:28 AM

Name: Shannon / Jacqueline de Rohan
Joined RF: In March, 2007, when I was desperately searching for garb help for my first faire.  I was originally Elanadi; I've since picked a character to portray for Faire, and decided to take the opportunity the new board presented to change my user name.
Board title: none.
Participation at Fair: Playtron / Guild member at smaller SoCal Faires.
Garbing Experience: I have minimal sewing experience; I primarily made only dog pajamas prior to this.  When I started attending faires last year, I wanted to make my own peasant garb (albeit faire style, not H/A.)  By the end of the season, I was planning H/A noble garb. I've since made two noble gowns, the peasant garb, and pirate garb.  My goal for this next winter is H/A peasant or middle class garb, and an Italian gown.
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: gypsylakat on May 19, 2008, 01:43:03 PM
NAME:   GypsyLaKat
Joined RF:   Spring of 2007(ish)
Participation At Faire:  heading up on my third season of going to MDRF
Garbing Expereience:    Fairy garb, one bodice (*note, in progress, <almost finished!>) and some other accessory stuff...
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: LadyStitch on May 19, 2008, 03:03:50 PM
Name: Lady Stitch
Joined RF: 2004-2005, can't remember
Board Title: None
Participation at Faire:   Playtron at Scarby & Texas Ren Fest.
Garbing Experience:  Sewing since I was 3, had own sewing machine since 8.  Made own halloween costumes starting at 12. Make my "Shakespere project" for HS  was a historically accurate Juliet costume. Make all  my formals for HS & Collage. Married an actor and started making costumes professionally.  Spent a year over seas working with tutors from the Sydney opera house, academy award winners, and NZ national ballet.  Came back to US, and started costuming shows at a local theater.  In the mean time  have been the garber for every noob who has joined our guild.  And resident seamstress for our guild. 
After all these years of making things for other's I always end up buying my own garb  ::)

I'll add a pic later. :)
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: sealion on May 19, 2008, 06:03:53 PM

Name: Cindy aka Captain Cin McPhee aka Signora Ciana di Firenze
Joined RF: um...2006 I think, maybe late 2005???
Board Title: None
Participation at Faire:  Playtron at Mayfaire, Derbyshire, Silverleaf, Michigan Renaissance Festival and looking forward to the new Charlevoix and Mid-Michigan Renaissance Festivals
Garbing Experience: I made an apron and a shirt in 9th grade home ec class then, after about a 30 year hiatus, I started sewing garb last spring starting with a camecia/chemise made from the instructions at Festive Attyre and a gown from the Simplicity "Ever After" pattern with a few changes to lean more toward accuracy and I haven't looked back! lol
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: LadyOren on May 19, 2008, 06:48:11 PM
Name:   Lady Oren
Joined: Hmmm think it was later 2006 or maybe early 2007
Board Title: Righinn Brogaireachd  (Lady Shoemaker)
Participation at Faire: Patron @ Mayfaire, Fishers, Danville, Meta Park, Stronghold, the list is growing :D
Garbing Experience:
Most of my garb I make myself.  I do have some garb from bartering with others. I've been sewing since teenage years, but never took it seriously until diving into the Faire world.  Now I do outfits for myself and for others along with my continuous leather shoe work, which is challenging and rewarding at the same time.  My outfits run from semi accurate to total fantasy.  Hey it's all in the name of comfort and fun for me.

(  Italian Style Garb

 (  Fantasy Kick Hiney Garb
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: PrincessSara on May 19, 2008, 06:50:43 PM

NAME:  Sara
Joined RF:  February 2007, I think
Board "title" :  None
Participation At Faire:  I attend Gregor's Crossing, Casa Loma, and hopefully this year FaeryFest and Bracebridge.  Former patron of the late Ontario Renaissance Festival.
Garbing Experience:  I started hand sewing as a teeny wee child with my grandmother who quilted.  I never got into it though until after my first summer at faire.  I started out with FaireWear for myself, my sister and her friends, then discovered a passion for historically accurate costume.  In the past two years I've been working on historically accurate outfits for the faires I attend with what seems to be success.  And I never leave a seam unfinished anymore! ;D
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Pascal on May 19, 2008, 07:34:49 PM

Name:   Joey
Joined: Don't remember -- a coupla years ago
Board Title: Pascal (originally a Cheesemaker, then an archer, then a ...)
Participation at Faire: Mainly TRF and LRF
Garbing Experience:  Made my first garb when my daughter needed a costume and my wife didn't have time to sew one.  I figured that I can read a manual, so gave it a try.  Was completely entranced by my efforts (Gee, this is easy!  I'm really good!) until it was picked to shreds by two shrews at TRF who pointed out every single mistake I made (and there was a bunch).  Ticked me off and I decided I wanted to learn how to be better.  Have pretty much given that up now -- goal is now not to be completely hopeless.  Generally just make garb for self, wife, and friends (Daughter is a now a teen-ager -- she won't be caught dead doing anything so uncool that her parents do it)
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Baroness Doune on May 19, 2008, 08:04:16 PM

Name:  Baroness Doune
Joined RF:  April 2006
Board "title" :  None
Participation At Faire:  Playtron at various Midwest faires.  Home faire is MNRF 
Garbing Experience:   
I have been sewing since the early 70s.  I have been researching and making historic costume since 2002 for myself (please to note the ME FIRST!) and members of my family.  Any historical costuming from 1300 to 1945 interests me, but, right now, I am primarily focusing on the time periods 1300-1350, all of the 16th century, and 1730-1780. 

I suppose you could say I am a fanatic about corset and bodice fit.  I am the developer and hostess of The Bodice Workshop where I teach other ladies my method for fitting and making a corset or bodice that is reasonably historically accurate for the later half of the 16th century.  (Sir Doune has been trying very hard to convince his mother to turn the fitting techniques of The Bodice Workshop into a DVD.) 

Turn-ons:  Historical Accuracy.  I have a particular weakness for period portrait interpretations - the more the interpretation looks like the portrait, the better I like it.

I have a webpage where I detail my costuming adventures:
Karen's Sewing Korner:  The Costuming Obsession (
I find it ever so helpful to remind me what I did the last time!
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: CountessofPhoenix on May 19, 2008, 10:51:49 PM
Name:Countess of Phoenix
Joined R/F: Last fall
Board Title: None
Participation at Fair: Playtron at Scarborough and TRF
Garbing Experience:Began sewing at 14. Sewed costumes for my children for years, including several princess dresses and a mermaid. Started garbing for fair in '96 with daughters costume. Have intention to eventually have a booth at fair selling children's costumes and other handmade items. Sew all of my family's costumes not H/A but we all love them anyway. Gradually striving for more accuracy but financial constraints limit the amount I can spend. Have just been accepted into nursing school so my next 2 years will be focused on that. My husband Graybear is usually attired as a barbarian of sorts. Just look for the fat gray haired lady in red and chances are you'll find me!

Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Cilean on May 19, 2008, 11:39:14 PM
Name:    Cilean Stirling At Your Service!

Joined RF: 2008

Favorite Garb: I adore 1560's to 1580's English/French, and 1480's to 1570's Italian City State clothing.  I

H/A or J/F: I tend towards Historically Accurate than Fantasy, but I dabble in fantasy when I can.

Participation at Faires: Interpretor for the Deaf as a Stage Interpretor for the larger Faires, with So Cal Faire mostly. I am a playtron now. I am also an SCA persona I have been invovled with the SCA for 24 years.

Garbing Experience: I began sewing when I got married and wanted awesome garb but had to live on a budget. I began with my first book and some basic cotton, next I was given help from some awesome people and just have been wrangling fabric ever since.

Upcoming Project:  A gown from a portrait of May Queen of Scots. I am currently working on a 'Summer Tourney Gown' for the SCA.

Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Lady Anne Clare on May 20, 2008, 08:49:22 AM

Joined RF:   January 2008

Board "title" :  None

Participation At Faire: Paytron at the now closed down Ontario Renaissance Festival.  I'll be a paytron at Casa Loma this year.

Garbing Expereience: Very Novice.  I'm working on my second garb and I made pirate garb for my son for Halloween.  I've been technically sewing since 1991 while in junior high, but I was lucky I didn't sew my fingers together  :D.  About 5 years ago I decided I wanted to learn to sew the things I really liked so I bought a sewing machine and learned to sew again.
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: escherblacksmith on May 20, 2008, 11:04:50 AM

Name:  Escherblacksmith
Joined RF:  Not certain . . . before April 2005
Board "title" :  Moderator (was Manacle maker to the Queen)
Participation At Faire: Participant at MNRF for roughly 15 years (CKC, Fencing booth, 12 years with MacGregor Games)
Garbing Experience: Have adjusted many things, made a few hats, hemmed a kilt (to keep from fraying).  Made a couple of scabbards and Baldrics.  Random bits of leather work, mostly adjusting ebay purchases.  Wife has done most of what makes me look good.
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: fluffy tail on May 20, 2008, 12:48:28 PM

R/F name Fluffy Tail
Joined: 2007
Board title: Royal Wine Taster, Tinker #2, and IWG #3371
Particpation at faire: Just a playtron. Been going for 8 years to TN. Went to KY last year and  GA this year.
Garbing experienceGrew up learning how to sew. If you wanted school clothes you made them. So the move to garb was rather easy. I've made my husband and my garb. My biggest challenge was a bodice from the directions from the old forum.

Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Goodgirl on May 20, 2008, 01:14:19 PM
Greetings all!


Name:  Goodgirl
Joined RF:  I have been lurking for a while. Can’t remember the date I began. Let's just say I am new. ;)
Board "title" :   None
Participation At Faire:  Playtron at various Midwest faires.  Home faire is KCRF 
Garbing Experience:   I have been making garb for about 5 years now.  I make garb for myself, my daughter and occasionally friends and family members.  I try to journal my sewing projects on and post pics and blogs on  I hope to have a web site someday.
Current Project: Pirate garb.  I just finished my daughter’s pirate garb and I need to complete mine and 2 other wee pirates before the fall. However, my “to do” list is quite large, including an Elizabethan gown, a medieval gown, some fantastical fairies for next year, and a Scottish ensemble. (the list goes on and on.)
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Elennare on May 20, 2008, 03:20:31 PM
Name: Elennare
Joined: Late 2007?  I think?  Some time around there.  I was lurking for awhile before I actually signed up.
Participation at Faire:  Currently I am a playtron at the Washington Renaissance Fantasy Faire.  I have also been a vendor (gamer? I worked the balloon fencing booth) at MiRF, a playtron at the Marshall Mayfaire, and a show performer at the Saline Celtic Festival, the Howell Balloon Festival, the Bay City Tall Ships Festival, and a Celtic Festival I've forgotten the name of in Mo.
Garbing Experience:  Made a skirt with my Mom's help when I was a little kid.  Didn't touch sewing again until college, when I helped my Mom make my first set of garb.  The following summer, I made a shirt-the first think I had sewn by myself-without using a pattern.  Since then, I have only made one piece of clothing where I have not modified the pattern, or made my own pattern.  Most of what I have sewn has been garb (much more fantasy or "ren faire correct" as opposed to h/a) or halloween costumes, though I've been thinking about branching out into everyday wear clothes.  I also have a bad habit of not starting projects soon enough, which leads to unfinished hems and the like, but I'm starting to get better about that. :)

And one of these days, when I have successfully put fresh batteries in my camera, I may actually have pictures of me in garb.  The closest I have is the picture from my main intro, which is a sci-fi suit of armor I made (not reposting that here, cuz it's not on topic).
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Artemisia on May 20, 2008, 04:19:08 PM
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NAME:  Artemisia Absinthium Moltabocca
Joined RF: 2006? Don't remember.
Board "title":  IWG #2847
Participation At Faire: Playtron. Last year I visited: PARF, NYRF, MIRF, MDRF and a few smaller faires. I also attend Pennsic.
Garbing Experience:  My mother was a good seamstress but I never touched a sewing machine until three years ago. Started with simple faire skirts and chemises, went to Pennsic and then I got the bug bad. I've made early Florentine gowns and am working on a venetian (see photo sans sleeves and hem). I've got a loooong "to sew" list which includes a woodland fae outfit, a later Florentine gown and a complete pirate outfit. I've also made my own beaver fur pouch and learned that metallic electrical tape gets guard hairs off a pelt in a snap!
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Lady Rosalind on May 20, 2008, 04:19:26 PM
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Name: Lady Rosalind Woodville, Viscountess of Hereford (was Elinore, but changed when the forums went bye-bye)
Joined: Summer of 2005, after a disasterous first faire garb... oh lordy disasterous... destroy-all-evidence-disasterous.
Participation at faire: Am part of "Have Court, Will Travel", the Royal Court at the Des Moines Renaissance Faire since 2006 (when it moved to a permanent location). We are also the court for the new Dubuque Faire (may 31, June 1 this year!!! Don't forget!!!!), and have worked both the Nebraska and Iowa Renaissance Faires with our Boy Scout troop crossbow booth since spring of '05 (missed NebFaire this month, due to scheduling weirdness). LOOOOOOVVVEEEEE FAIRE!!!!!!
Garbing Experience: Been sewing garb since Feb. of 2005. My first project was a bumroll, and then a farthingale. The dress that went with it has since been destroyed to protect the innocent (see above). My garb closet is stuffed, and I have an aversion to NOT making at least one new piece of garb for every fest I work at or attend (made a dress in a week for the Iowa Ren Faire earlier this month). I've got peasant, middle class, LOTR, pirate, and noble for both my son and myself (well, LOTR for my son), and have made garb for pretty much our whole boy scout troop. My current projects for myself include a new linen farthingale, a silver tafetta underskirt (just needs hemming), and various enhancements to my black noble gown, all of which need to be finished before Dubuque RF at the end of the month. Oh, and two christening gowns which need to be FINISHED and wrapped before this Saturday (no pressure there, or anything). A multitude of other projects are in the works, but unfortunately, a new noble gown for myself is not on the list...

Time to get back to sewing!!!!!!!
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Syrilla on May 21, 2008, 09:19:17 AM

Name:  SyRilla
Joined RF:  I don't remember, it's been a long while
Board "title":  I don't think I have one... yet
Participation At Faire:  Cast TNRF , Cast LARF, visit other faires
Garbing Expereience:  Costumer for theatres, cruise ships, circus/ice shows, renaissance festivals, weddings, personal and outside freelance

{moderator} i fixed it for you darlin.... I love this shot.  My favorite is the one with your mouth open in "surprise"! {/moderator)
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Poco the Pirate on May 21, 2008, 10:10:18 AM
I'm working on a pic. sorry
Name:   Poco the Pirate
Joined RF:  A month ago?? something like that.  Im very new
Board "title":  I don't think I have one.
Participation At Faire:  I've worked for alot of different vendors
Garbing Expereience:   I made my own chemis ( is that how you spell it?) when I was like 15. But my mom makes most of my garb.  I'm trying to do it myself this year though.

Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: operafantomet on May 22, 2008, 02:03:54 AM
Applause and :o to the picture above! Wow...

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Hmmm, about me:
Name:  Anéa / Operafantomet
Joined RF:  Some weeks ago.
Board "title":  I don't think I have one...?
Participation at Faire:  Whatever historical events happening in Eastern/Southern Norway.
Favourite period(s): Florentine ca. 1500-1550, Venetian ca. 1530-1590, early German
Garbing experience:  I've never learned to sew other than the stuff I learned at school. The actual sewing process isn't my forte, it's sloppy and with the symmetry of the eye rather than proper measures (I have dyscalculia, if anyone knows what that is). But I'm good at constructing stuff and on combining materials and trims. Razzle-dazzle them... ;)

I mostly make stuff for myself. I started with the vision of prooving that the making of costumes didn't have to be all that expensive. Then I got hooked on trying to copy portraits. Now I'm trying to get stuff as period as possible, and my vision of cheap costumes is long forgotten...  :D
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Trillium on May 22, 2008, 01:02:00 PM
Name:  Trillium
Joined R/F:  10/03
Board Title:  Distribution Mistress of Faerie Dust
Participation at faire:  playtron at TRF since I was 15 & Scarby since 2007
Garbing experience:  Been sewing since I was a 4 or 5; I prefer fantasy and "ren-feel"; I make outfits for me and my family, which mainly revolves around fantasy (fae & barbarian), gypsy (faire style), & boys peasant/pirate.  I've become rather good at making garb on a severe budget.  Obviously, I don't have much concern about historical accuracy, but I have the utmost respect for those who do.

I don't have any small pics, but go see my intro if you don't know who I am!! ;D ;)
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Pipere on May 22, 2008, 06:25:41 PM

Name:   Jeni/Pipere/Fortissima/Balquis
Joined RF:  September 06
Board "title" : Tea Enthusiast, Costumer-in-Training (CIT)
Participation At Faire: Cast at MiRF since 06, Playtron at other faires.
Garbing Experience: Design and construct my own garb, take small commissions from friends (shirts, hats, etc.), shop rat at my old high school, 3rd most fashionable member of the Victorian Days committee.
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: FaireMare on May 23, 2008, 09:56:45 PM
Garbing expereience meand in ALL FORMS of garbing.... Not just the needle and thread side!
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Zoot on May 24, 2008, 12:03:38 AM
Name: Zoot
Joined RF:  Sometime in 2005 (formerly known as Zoot)
Board Title:  Don't have one yet!
Participation at Faire: Not yet attended; Intend to visit Bristol
Garbing Experience:  I just make costumes for myself.  I've made Halloween costumes for years and only recently have extended to small scale Ren garb.  I hope to progress to bigger and more elaborate projects.  My other sewing passion is collecting and sewing from vintage patterns.  We are moving next week, and I hope to really crack on with many exciting projects from my new sewing annex.  Yes, that's right, an annex!!!  I'll have so much room now to spread out and accommodate big projects.

I have no pics of me in garb (this will change soon).  But here I am in a dress I recently made from a vintage 1953 pattern.


{moderator} Please post just ONE photo {/moderator}
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: callalilly on May 24, 2008, 10:09:50 AM
Name: Callalilly
Playtron: Northern California (Gilroy,San Francisco,Lake Tahoe and wherever I can get to.
R/F member: About a year
Sewing experience: I have always sewed, hems and such, I have been trying to improve by reading all the sewing advice here.

Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: peggyelizabeth on May 26, 2008, 06:21:59 PM
NAME:   PeggyElizabeth
Joined RF:  Um, a while ago?
Board "title" :  nothing
Participation At Faire:  Playtron at MNRF going as often as I can and I visit Bristol once each season, but who knows? I may be doing more someday. Some people know my as Mary Queen of Scots, b/c I somehow get con-ed into playing her on Highland Fling weekend at MNRF.
Garbing Expereience:   Acording to my mom, I've been making costumes pretty much my whole life. I've always had a knack for playing with fabric. In a more formal way, I have some theatrical costume training and have designed and built costumes for the local community theatre and I love to make historic clothing for myself and family.
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Mairghread on May 26, 2008, 07:19:36 PM
NAME: Mairghread 
Joined RF:  spring? 2007
Board "title" :   none
Participation At Faire:  Playtron at Virginia RF and MDRF
Garbing Expereience:  skirts, leines, various small bags.  I run a standing fundraiser for a ferret shelter making hammocks and beds for the wee beasties, so I sew alot, but my clothing experience is limited.  I have several projects in the planning stages, mostly to make myself new underpinnings and a kirtle.
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: jmkhalfmoon on May 29, 2008, 03:48:53 PM
NAME:  Lady Jayne
Joined RF:  Fall 2005 (I think)
Board "title" :   Was Painter of Pretty Things (I think)
Participation At Faire:  VARF, PARF, MDRF and looking at NCRF this year - Did IARF many, many moons ago
Garbing Expereience:  Quiliting for many years, started garbing in 2005.  Had to take a break from it last year because of another hobby.  Made all of the garb in the photo (bought my fan).  The daughters dress was made when she was three and designed it to be let out and it still fits 3 years later.  My Lord's digs are new...this photo (by Reese) was the unveiling of the new suite at VARF this year (he needs a hat, I know).  I'm working a new dress for myself and my daughter.  Hope to have them done by MDRF.

Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: broadwaygal24601 on June 02, 2008, 02:47:14 AM

Name:  BroadwayGal24601
Joined R/F: 2007
Board Title: None
Participation at faire: I've been a patron of AZ Ren Fest literally since I was only a few weeks old, but have never had the chance to be part of the cast...
Garbing experience: Still a mostly self-taught (although 80% of what I know comes from advice you lovelies have given me...) and just a beginning sewer...I'm still learning!! I'm in college, so I come on the boards whenever I have enough time to work on my garb...which is my "calm down and unwind time"
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: HenrySidneyKG on June 04, 2008, 04:56:57 PM

Name:  HenrySidneyKG
Joined R/F: 2007
Board Title: None
Participation at faire: Assistant Guildemaster for St George Productions, based in Virginia.  Started my renn career as cast at VRF in 1997.  Have been cast at NCRF for 7 years and did 1 year at VARF when it was in its infancy.  Playtron at MDRF, PARF and CRF when time allows.
Garbing experience: Started garbing at sci-fi conventions in 1991, then saw that it was much more satisfying to make garb for the conventions than to buy it.  Have dabbled in making chainmail, but then switched to traditional sewing.  Have been dabbling in embroidery and digitizing for 4 years.
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on June 05, 2008, 11:59:35 AM
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Name: Kathy
Joined: October of 2005 (I think???)
Board Name: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted
Participation at Faire: Playtron, love traveling to different faires about the country

Sewing Experience: Been sewing for 46 years starting with hand sewing, making Doll Clothes for my Barbie, then mundane clothing for myself and children. Primarily  self taught. Have been involved with the Costuming Industry for 25 years.

Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Sir Dragon on June 10, 2008, 02:44:00 PM
NAME:  Sir Dragon
Joined RF:  sometime in 2004 
Participation At Faire:  Cast MdRF, Playtron other faires I visit.
Garbing Expereience:   Our Cast garb (Lady Glorianna & mine), and our palytron garb
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Valida on June 17, 2008, 11:03:06 AM
Picture at some point soon!

NAME: Valida, the disgrunteled 14th century milk maid. Mundanely known as Gail
Joined RF: Lurker for a long time, but just joined 
Board "title" :  None yet
Participation At Faire:  Seven years or so as a playtron at GLMF
Garbing Experience: Just started- so far I have a chemise & skirt, and have hemmed/taken in a dress that was given to me. Many other things planned or in the works Other sewing experience includes PJ pants, scrub top, pillow. Novice? Why yes!   
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Aernn on June 17, 2008, 11:41:40 AM
Picture Coming soon hopefully.

NAME: Aernn Cigfrin Cadwr
Joined RF: A few months back on the old forum, though didn't post much 
Board "title" :  Don't have one
Participation At Faire:  Playtron for my 7th year at the Colorado Renaissance Festival
Garbing Experience:  Not much garbing experience.  Made a sash, re-trimmed a skirt, made a pin cushion, a favor sash/hanger, and currently trying to work on my first full project.  Do have a good eye for how things go together and for customizing patterns, though no real experience to support it.
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: LordPaulet on June 20, 2008, 10:31:34 AM
(im the pink and blue one....oh wait...umm the male....) :D

NAME:   Lord Paulet, LP, Noah A.
Joined RF:  long time ago?
Board "title" :   Guy who dissappears for months on end...
Participation At Faire: Siouxland, Riverssance, MNRF patron, KCRF paytron, several other area faires when I can.  When at Siouxland I play Francois, Duke of Anjou.  At Riverssance and most other faires I play Austin Tatious, Duke of Denbigh, Viscount of Vanity, Lord Chamberlain of the Royal Household, and Keeper of the Great Wardrobe. AKA a Fop
Garbing Expereience:  All self taught.  I for some reason have a crazy nack for sewing.  been sewing for the past 5 years.  Do mostly Renaissance mens clothing for nobility.  I have a comission here and there from friends for full garb...but do mostly for myself
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: QueenofDragons on June 24, 2008, 09:48:55 PM
Name-Beverly  aka QueenofDragons, other aliases include Frankenstitches and BevyCrocker
Joined-just now! Lurked before
Board Title-not yet
Participation at Faires-I'm a very good customer and spectator ;)  At the Pirate Festival, I was tagged as a staff 3x, so that made my day!  Always looking for more close to home.
Garbing Experience-been sewing almost 10 yrs, crocheting about 1, took a few years off to spawn.   
Neither the chemise nor the bodice in this photo were made by me though.
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: TiaLD77 on June 26, 2008, 08:19:09 AM
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Name: TiaLD77/ Temair (SCA)/ Tia (Mundane)
Joined: 2005 I think
Board Title: Mistress Of Thingamabobs & Dooflickies
Participation at Faire: Playtron PARF & PGRF for roughly 3 years, I hope to attend Wild rose faire this year in Erie PA.
Garbing Experience: Been sewing mostly for SCA events the past year, have completed, The Red Italian (pictured above) A blue working Italian, Blue Houpplande, Am currently working on Persian H/A, & Various Garb for My Fiance which he rarely wears  >:(

Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Lady Caroline on July 25, 2008, 04:07:53 PM
NAME:  Lady Caroline
Joined RF:  July 08
Board "title" :  Don't have one yet.
Participation At Faire:  So far, only Casa Loma in Toronto.  But from now until October, I will visit GLMF, Milton Pirate Fest, Sterling, MRF, Ohio Ren Fest, and Royal Medieval fair in Waterloo.
Garbing Expereience: Just this blue outfit for GLMF(sorry I do not know how to shrink photos).  Am hoping to make a different one for each faire :)  BIG thank you goes out to all you lovely lords and ladies for answering my sewing inquiries.

Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Naween on August 09, 2008, 09:36:44 PM
NAME:  "Naween" on the forum boards (If anyone actually recognizes where that name came from I may have to buy them a glass of mead if we run into each other at faire), but "Lady Garadeaux" at Faire. Last name is a combination of mine and m'lord's last names. ;)  Actual First name is Roberta, My faire first name is still TBD.

Joined RF:  August of 2007, thanks to the Wonderful Baron for approaching us at the Mead Booth!
Board "title" :  None.
Participation At Faire:  First year at MNRF last year as a playtron. It was awesome!

Garbing experience: My sister has her Bachelor's of Science in Human Ecology, Clothing and Textiles, so I've learned everything from her. Normally I get her to make stuff, but as she works for Silver Jeans, AND 35 hours a week part time for a suit store (Moore's), AND sews grad/wedding clothign on the side, I've decided to test out what she's taught me making garb. "Lord Garadeaux" makes his own, which means we right for sewing machine time. (We had two, but they died a week before faire last year, and had to run out and buy a new one...AND sew buttons on in the car during the 10 hour drive to Shakopee!). Generally we aim for faire-friendly, not HA clothing, because its expensive,and I'd rather have fun and love what I'm wearing than match things exactly. (My personal view (and I realize its not everyone), is that if we come up with enough "new" types of renaissance clothing, it can overtake the horrid 70'ish and hip hop clothing that is currently in style!)
Current creation will be a grey/black/white woven jacquard with black velvet noble's gown, with pearl trimmings! Ack, only 2.5 weeks til i attend faire, I must get bak to sewing now!

Photos of the two of us:
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P.S. I STILL can't beleive we managed to find hose that would perfectly match his garb!!! :D
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Selkie on August 09, 2008, 10:41:02 PM
No picture right now. Some day, one of these days.

NAME: Selkie, formerly Selkie Lass (on the board)
Joined RF: Former lurker. Uh, some time in 2007, I think.
Board title: Seal Fae
Sewing experience: I have a little bit of sewing under my belt, but probably just enough to get me into trouble. :P Did some with upholstery and a little with making cloth dolls, but that's about it.
Garbing experience: Been to faire a few times at the Texas Ren Faire and the Four Winds Festival but just as a paytron. I'm finally working on putting some garb together to go with my user name and it will be my first time as a playtron. A few pieces of jewelry, a sealskin (the pattern's in progress), maybe a few actual pieces of garbs (drawstring skirt, a chemise and bodice maybe). If I get further into garb making, it will probably have a fantasy slant to it.
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: LadySeasan on August 10, 2008, 06:03:54 PM

NAME:  LadySeasan (formerly FunFaire86)
Joined RF:  August 2007
Board "title" :  Quote-Live Laugh Love
Participation At Faire:  Playtron at MDRF and PARF, 1 visit to AZRF
Garbing Expereience: I never thought of making my own garb, but
after my first trip to the MDRF I couldn't resist.  This board has
helped me make so much.  I am good in pirate/wench wear. Currently
working on my nobility garb.
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Alisoun on August 18, 2008, 08:49:07 PM

NAME: Alisoun
Joined RF: July 08
Board "title" : None/member
Participation At Faire: Playtron at PARF
Garbing Expereience: Mostly Halloween costumes since the age of 12; I made my first faire ensemble last year.
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Acuisla on August 27, 2008, 01:50:09 PM
NAME:   Acuisla/Lady Anne (no picture - can't find one of me in garb, probably because I'm always the one with the camera!)
Joined RF:   Can't remember - maybe 2005 as a lurker?
Board "title" :   none - don't think I want one, either!  ;)
Participation At Faire:  Playtron at MNRF since 1997
Garbing Expereience:   I've been sewing since the age of 12, as I've always been too tall to find things that fit off the rack. My first "garb" was made in 1997 for MNRF, and I was so overwhelmed that I didn't make anything again until 2007! I suppose that's what I get for trying to make stuff from commercial patterns and having to lengthen EVERYTHING. Since that first costume (which is what it was), I've learned how to draft patterns, and have made garb for me, my best friend, and my children. Now if only I could get my spouse to agree - he looks JUST like Henry VIII!!!
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: ADraeger on October 01, 2008, 03:11:17 PM
NAME:   Amber  (am working on a persona, but need to spiff up my Scottish dialect before I jump in)
Joined RF:   Today (Oct. 1st, 2008)
Board "title" :   Don't have one. 
Participation At Faire:  Pa(y)tron involving into playtron.
Garbing Experience:  Ack.  I'm about to embark on my first sewing adventure (cloak/coat/something for warmth).  Very very nervous about it as I am one of those darned ol' perfectionists.  All the women in my family are seamstresses (some as a hobby, some as a career, some because, like me, they're broke and have to mend things), so I've been both pressured and inspired into learning the art of sewing.  Provided I can make my way through the basics.  ;D 
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Kehle on October 18, 2008, 12:00:55 AM

NAME:  Kehle (persona is called Moonshade)
Joined RF:  Oct 2008 (day of this post)
Board "title":  none
Participation at Faire:  I go to TRF
Garbing Experience:   I’ve made everything I wear, (except a lace skirt I bought, I don’t do lace) Best experience was teaching a friend to sew. I plan to learn from more experienced people here to improve my skills and knowledge.
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Katt on November 19, 2008, 07:39:59 PM
NAME:  Lady Isabel Manners Countess Rutland aka Kat
Joined RF:  Nov 2008
Board "title”:
Participation At Faire:  My husband and myself own a guild called The House of Swindon. Our website: I am the guild mistress and he is the guild master for the group. We started the group in 2004. We attend Northern Calif and Northern Nevada faires but we are head quartered in Rocklin, Calif by Sacramento.
We started doing faire over 17 years ago at Black Point and have continued ever since.

Garbing Experience:   I make mine and my daughters gowns and a few other ladies gowns as well. I make most of my husband’s garb. I try to make as much as I can however I do buy things when I have no time. I make all my feather fans and most of our jewelry. It’s just cheaper for me. Garbing a family can get expensive so I have learned that if we want to do this we need to figure out how to make it.
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Willemyne on December 27, 2008, 01:25:46 AM
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NAME: Meesteresse Willemyne van Nymegen (Mina from Nijmegen- South West of the Netherlands)/Michaela de Bruce
Joined RF:  today.. but I swear I used to be on the old boards at one stage...
Board "title" :  n/a
Participation At Faire:  n/a SCAdian but there is a Joust which is more like a RF in flavour and I have been once ( I will probably go again this next year :)
Garbing Expereience: Much! I specialise in the dress of Cleves/Cologne of the 16thC as well as late 16thC Spanish and dabble in Spanish influenced Italian styles (such as c1600 Florentine). And Saxon and Swiss styles feature as well.
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: MistressCrowfeather on December 31, 2008, 09:16:30 PM
NAME: Laurel, but I go by Vi a lot
Joined RF: Before the crash.  Not sure when, a few years back?
Board "title" :  none
Participation At Faire:  Playtron at Bristol since I was 7, visited the Louisiana Ren Fest this past summer, and since I have just recently moved out East, I hope to attend the New York Renaissance Faire.
Garbing Experience: In the renaissance realm, I did a fantasy/scottish gown for my own wedding three years ago, and then I got into Elizabethan, and most recently, Spanish.  I've also created various Victorian ensembles, and would love to start creating Steampunk outfits.  You'll never get me away from ren-faire, though.
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: firefairy on January 07, 2009, 08:52:41 AM
Sorry but no pics as of yet, hopefully soon......

NAME:  Firefairy (also Lady Bella before the crash)
Joined RF:  Summmer of '07
Board "title" : none
Participation At Faire:  I just love faire, I have only been to TRF one season but fell in love.
Garbing Expereience:   made my first Garb before even knowing that there was a faire. Scottish garb white top, suade bodice, red plaid overskirt with black underskirt with ribbon trim. (that didn't last long) it was my first real sewing project. I still have the skirt but the bodice fell to pieces, he he. after that I made the Three Musketeers uniforms for my sons, and a matching Irish? style dress and chamis for myself. I also made a fairy costume (anly took about two hours) for holloween last year. I hope to have my first noble garb done by mid summer so that I have plenty of time to tweek it.
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Nailin on January 23, 2009, 12:00:17 AM
Nothing made by me I can only hem/trim

NAME: Lex aka Nailin' M'Crack
Joined RF: May 08'
Board "title" : N/A
Participation At Faire:  NCRF Cast 06' - 09' - Playtron at TRF, KYHRF, Ohio, Pittsburgh, MDRF/Revel Grove 08'
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Aernn on January 30, 2009, 04:22:26 PM
(No picture handy, and don't sew much)
NAME: Aernn Cigfrin Cadwr
Joined RF: Last summer
Board "title" : N/A
Participation At Faire:  Playtron of Colorado Renaissance Festival
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Lady Marielle of Andorra on February 02, 2009, 10:04:18 AM
Name: Lady Marielle of Andorra
Joined RF:  November 2008
Board "Title" None - what do I have to do to get one!
Participation at Faire: Hubby and I have attended AZRF with our 3 daughters for the last 7 or 8 years.
Garbing Experience: None before spring of 2008. Since then, I've sewn 5 or 6 complete outfits, and several separate individual items (bodices, skirts, etc.)
Picture: Sorry - no current photo yet

Hi, everyone! Can't tell you how glad I am to find a spot where there are others who share my newfound passion for sewing garb. Although I used to sew all my own clothes in high school about a hundred years ago, I quit sewing in my early twenties, and have only just picked it up again. I have to say, you all put me to shame - so many pretty things and lovely projects. Everything garb I've sewn in the past year has been for my family - three teen daughters and my husband. One day, I'll start a project for myself. I'm very much an amateur, but I'm improving slowly. There's a fabric shop here in Pheonix called SAS - it's a buy-by-the-pound sort of place, where the fabric is sometimes great, sometimes of dubious quality, but inexpensive enough that you can experiment and practice with different stuff and not feel too badly if a project fails. Until my craftsmanship improves and I feel secure enough to buy good quality stuff, this is the type of place for me! I'm really embarassed to say that after attending every AZ fair at least four times per season for so many years, we never even knew what playtrons were, or that many of the gorgeous outfits we were seeing were being worn by faire-goers and not employees. Duh. We lead sheltered lives. So now I'm off and running on our own stuff, and when we attend opening day at AZRF this Saturday, my family will be decked out in garb that hopefully has improved somewhat from the things I made last year. It's been fun and educational, and I'm happy there is a place to go on this board where I can ask my dumb questions and improve my fledgling skills. Thanks to everyone for sharing pictures of their projects!
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: tcindie on April 29, 2009, 07:47:13 AM
I suppose I should post here, since I've been posting in other threads in this section and haven't properly introduced myself yet..

(garb photos are posted elsewhere, so I figured I'd throw up my headshot here)

NAME:  Will / tcindie (no fest name.. yet)
Joined RF:  April 23, 2009 - Newb here, but been around the 'net since before the web existed
Board "title" :  n/a
Participation At Faire:  MNRF Fencing booth (since '08), also volunteered a couple times many years ago at the old dunk tank at MNRF with a youth group
Garbing Expereience:  Primarily my own garb, though I've also done some things for friends.  Also interested in garbing for hire.. ;)

I was one of those lucky kids who had a stay at home mom growing up, and she being an avid quilter, naturally taught me how to sew.. so, I've been sewing on and off basically my whole life, though there isn't a great deal of need for me to sew in ordinary day to day life, so having fest as a motivation is good.  I also have done a few pieces for some short films I've been involved in, and will likely do much more of that in the not too distant future.
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: gillianmcgill on June 04, 2009, 09:01:29 PM
Hi! Gillian McGill here!

name: Lady Gillian McGill de Verona
joined R/F: before the crash, but have been absent for a year while at College
board "title": none
participation at Faire: Playtron at Sterling Renaissance Festival, Sterling NY
garbing experience: 1975-1981, made my own and others' uniforms British Royal Artillery and Colonial Armies; 1982-1996, did special orders uniforms for Rev War/ Civil War / Indian War re-enactors, as well as Native American garb for the powwow circuit.
I took 4 years off and moved back in time when I joined the Society for Creative Anachronism, and have settled into making garb ranging from 13th C. Burgundian to 16th C. Tudor, Venetian, and Florentine. I sew for myself and for others.
Playtron / SCA Persona: A Scotswoman wed to a Veronese merchant prince, widowed early and now in charge of a factoring house and small fleet of trading vessels. Before his untimely death, husband kept me occupied by paying for my art studies with several different Master Artists...which has me flitting about Sterling, drawing and painting the scenery and the various happenings of Her Majesty's summer progress.

I have no current photos but will be modeling the entire wardrobe for the camera before the summer is out  :)
Just because I have been doing fine sewing since my grandmother taught me to repair lace when I was 7, does not mean I can't learn a few new tricks. Hope to be here frequently now that I'm on summer break from classes!
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: LordPaulet on September 01, 2009, 12:37:39 AM
Hey all!!
NAME:  Noah Adams, LP, William Paulet, Austin Tations, Francois D'Valois, and several others too inappropriate for this space :D
Joined RF:  Too long ago for me to remember.
Board "title" :  none that are official, though I am the guy that dissappears for months on end :D
Participation At Faire: Siouxland Renaissance festival cast(home faire), MNRF occasional cast member,  KCRF Playtron, and other local faires when I get the time and money :D
Garbing Expereience:  All self taught, but been sewing for about 8 years now.  holy moly thats crazy...and I do mostly work for myself, though I am always willing to make a friend a costume and will be MORE than happy to take YOUR money and make a beautiful costume :D
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Trillium on September 01, 2009, 05:58:50 PM
Welcome back, darlin!
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Cilean on July 22, 2010, 01:02:50 AM

b]NAME:[/b] Cilean Stirling, Wenchie "Mo", Arrianna of the Amethyst Myst

Joined RF: I think in 2009 but it could have been 2008 not sure!

Board "title":   Mangler of Fabric

Participation At Faire:  Began going to faires as a Playtron in 1975, then began to work faire as a costume seller (Dye Spot and Heart's Delight), and as an Interpretor for the Deaf within the Guild of St. Judes, worked Faires in California: Nothern and Southern Renaissance Pleasure Faires, SLO, Fresno, San Diego, all over. Ojai I was a featured Psychic.  Also part of the SCA since 1985, I have been part of 3 Kingdoms: An Tir, Caid, Kingdom of the West.

Garbing Experience: I have been sewing only since 1993, when my family moved to An Tir (no Faires  :-[ ) and I wanted more Historical and less faire wench garb.  So I bought a used Bernina, and tons of cotton, I have not stopped since.

My Era: I live primarily within 1560's to 1580's England, and France with jaunts to the Italian City States from 1450's to the 1580's. I enjoy searching for jewlery or making it myself, working on perfecting skills

I have for the first time, found a love not of the Renaissance, first with Regency fashions and then I found Steampunk and I will be making some cool things, I got my hubby into it as well when I found a hat that fits him! Score!


Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Magpie Flynn on March 30, 2011, 11:02:52 AM
NAME:  Magpie Flynn
Joined RF:  A few days ago, 2011
Board "title" :  None
Participation At Faire:  Paytron/Playtron TRF, Sherwood, Scarborough
Garbing Expereience:   Started about 6 years ago. Spent a year or two making fairy wings for fairy garb, moved on to gypsy garb, pirate, LotR-inspired gowns, and my somewhat H/A (as much as a college student's budget would allow) Henrician court gown. Next on the agenda is one of the costumes from the red riding hood movie that my sister requested, as well as Victorian Bustles that have been two years in the planning stage. I've dabbled in jewelry/chainmail and eventually I want to start making hats and shoes.

Hopefully this comes out small enough... But here's the court gown:
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Trillium on March 30, 2011, 11:09:50 AM
Welcome to our happy little home!
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Lady Rebecca on March 30, 2011, 12:00:08 PM
Hmm, I never posted in this thread... I guess I've never formally introduced myself?  :-\
Name: Lady Rebecca
Joined RF: Spring 2009, I believe
Board title: None, to my knowledge
Participation at Fair: Playtron. I've been to Norman Medieval Faire, OKRF, Scarby, a small faire in Watsonville, GSLRF, Sterling, BARF, Lady Lake, Sarasota, and will be attending the socal Pleasure Faire for the first time in a couple weeks
Garbing Experience: I started sewing sometime around 2005, making some random Halloween and theatre costumes. Then when I went to college, I got a minor in costume design, worked in the costume shop, and did wardrobe for all the shows, as well as making more costumes. My jr year of college is when I first discovered faire, and I made garb for myself, and two other people before I even attended my first one. I have also worked in wardrobe at other pro theatres and theme parks. My costuming has really taken off in the last year (with the purchase of my Viking machine), and I have since made pirate garb, several community theatre costumes, my navy velvet Ren garb (and all its accessories, shown in my avatar), an 1860s outfit for myself and my mom, a frock coat for dad, a Medieval/fantasy outfit, a Chemise a la Reine, a 17th c gown, and a bunch of 18th c accessories, including my current project, a hand-quilted petticoat. In the last month, I have also officially started my own business, Lady Rebecca Fashions. You can find out more at (, (, and (
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: DonaCatalina on March 31, 2011, 02:00:26 PM
NAME:  Magpie Flynn
Joined RF:  A few days ago, 2011
Board "title" :  None
Participation At Faire:  Paytron/Playtron TRF, Sherwood, Scarborough
Garbing Expereience:   Started about 6 years ago. Spent a year or two making fairy wings for fairy garb, moved on to gypsy garb, pirate, LotR-inspired gowns, and my somewhat H/A (as much as a college student's budget would allow) Henrician court gown. Next on the agenda is one of the costumes from the red riding hood movie that my sister requested, as well as Victorian Bustles that have been two years in the planning stage. I've dabbled in jewelry/chainmail and eventually I want to start making hats and shoes.

Hopefully this comes out small enough... But here's the court gown:

I hope you can make our opening day party at Scarby. 8:00am to 9:30 Row 11.
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Cofeeguru on March 31, 2011, 04:56:28 PM
NAME:  Claire, Cofeeguru on just about everything I'm on.
Joined RF:  June of '08
Board "title" :  N/A
Participation At Faire:  Fairgoer since '03? at MNRF, visited TRF, Chippewa Falls, Twig (*sniffle*) and am visiting Bristol for the first time this year!
Garbing Expereience:  Oh lordy, numerous skirts, chemises, dresses, the occasional bodice (which I HATE, I much prefer leaving that to more experienced people than I), cloaks, children's outfits, and I'm currently teaching my friend's daughter how to sew.  This year's endeavors: H/A farthingale, bloomers (done!) and, if the patterns show up, a hat (or more)!
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: DonaCatalina on April 01, 2011, 10:00:45 AM
welcome coffeeguru!
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Cofeeguru on April 01, 2011, 10:13:44 AM
*happy dance* Hat pattern came today!
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: Lady Gryphon on July 29, 2011, 09:04:28 PM
NAME: Lady Gryphon  aka Ann

Joined RF: Berfore Scarbi 2011

Board "title"
: Dragon calls me Wench, does that count?

Participation At Faire:
  Whichever one we can get to on a given weekend. I may get involved with the Mobile Faire, I haven't decided yet.   

Garbing Experience:
I started embroidering when I was 5 years old, with a BIG iron on transfer on a piece of white fabric sitting next to my maiden Aunt who could make anything, She had the patients of a saint, but I did learn at her side for almost 4 years.   Then fashioned my own Barbie cloths out of the scrap box she and my mother always had around.  Started making my own clothes in Jr. High School and have been sewing something ever since.  I can do all kinds of needlework, Crewel, knitting, crochet, sewing, and I've made one quilt. I hand smocked a baby dress for my Niece when she was born, that was an interesting task.  I've even done some tailoring making suites for myself.  But this Period Garb thing has me stumped.  So I'm going to be asking a lot of questions.  I guess because most of the garb is fitted different than our modern clothing and if it's not fitted correctly then it doesn't hang right and that I can't abide. 

I pray I don't wear out my welcome.
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: CecilsTanequin on January 12, 2013, 12:25:22 PM
Guess I can jump on this 'who-am-I' thing a few years late... my bad.

Name: CecilsTanequin aka CT. I also go by Radclyffe, or in real life just Kat.

Joined RF: Originally February of 2006 on the ooooollllldddd boards. However I'm usually active for a month then gone for 6. Then back again like it's all new and exciting! Then I disappear again. It's a crazy life sometimes.

Board "title": Don't know that I have one. I seem to remember years ago something about being Royal Procrastinator but that was also before the old boards crashed.

Participation at Faire: Cast member at Bristol since 2007 (Guilde of St. George aka Court). Cousin cast member at the Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire (southern california)... meaning Bristol and Southern are cousin faires and Southern will adopt me for a weekend when I come out. And visitor to as many faires as I can make it to.

Garbing Experience: Made my first faire-gown when I was 15, self-teaching my way through. Studied costume design and construction at UW-Madison working on shows and graduating with my BA. Worked as a stitcher and wardrobe sup for some regional theatres including American Players Theatre and the Milwaukee Rep. I'm now a Flight Attendant and I've been making court wear for fellow cast members for several years now. My blog catalogues most of my work: (

This is the best full length view of me in my gown.
Title: Re: New Home, New Look, New Faces
Post by: skitter on January 25, 2013, 08:51:48 AM
Name: Chris (no character name . . . yet)
Joined RF: January 2013
Board title: Whassis?
Participation at Faire: Scarborough Faire: patron since the '80s, "playtron" since 2011 (though not in any organized fashion, just dressing up; this year will be the first with an actual character).  TRF for the first time in 2012
Garbing Experience:  Been sewing since my early teens; once in college I made a dress (without a pattern and in less than 24 hours) for a friend who was in SCA. Bits and pieces (shirt, breeches) for my husband and hats for both of us.  I'm getting ready to make a chemise and skirts for myself, and possibly a new bodice.