Thursday, December 9, 2010

Garb Quest

Every year, my mom (the head of my household), gives each of her dependents an A&S quest (challenge) that helps us get closer to our personal goals in the Society- at least as far as A&S is concerned. My quest needed some revision, as the original quest wasn't panning out the way it was intended, so mom and I discussed some options, and the bottom line is this: I need more experience with garment construction.

So my new quest is this: create and enter into the 2012 regional A&S Faire a complete outfit. (The judging criteria for this can be found here.) I've been giving this a bit of thought, and I think I've decided to do a complete outfit from Flanders circa 1430. Middle class, of course. I need to do much more research into many of these items, but here's a basic list of what I know at this point is involved:
  • houppelande
  • supportive dress
  • smock
  • hose & garters
  • headdress
  • shoes
  • belt
I'm drawing on this concept from August:

I had originally thought that I wanted to do silk in either blue (A) or raisin (b), lined in white linen, with a gold fitted dress (C), but I didn't (and still don't) know if silk would be accurate. So I'm going to need to delve deeper into this concept and see what this outfit entails so I can get to work on it.

This means that I definitely need to clear my project pile pretty quickly to be able to complete all this stuff. Time to get the whip out again....