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Friday, September 18th, 2009
5:35 pm

laurensa
http://www.merchants-guild.com/auctions/1011805.html

http://www.merchants-guild.com/auctions/1011804.html

Also available but not currently on auction are chemises, skirts, partlets, and cauls for women, doublets and paned slops and shirts for men. Email goofy4@comcast.net for more information. If you want it and don't see it, email me, let's talk!



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Saturday, September 5th, 2009
10:32 pm - SELLING REN/COLONIAL CLOTHING

cherefleur
 Right, so I've been cleaning my house and I found some UNWORN Renaissance and 18th century clothing that I'd like to sell.

[FREE SHIPPING FOR ALL U.S. ORDERS; ASK ME IF YOU'D LIKE MORE PHOTOS]

(more info at my journal) 


current mood: hopeful

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Thursday, October 16th, 2008
10:30 am - For Sale: Functional Steel Demi-Gauntlets

rhiannontherose
The gauntlets cover the forearm, but only the top and sides of the hand, mitten-style, (leaving the underside open to your gloves). They are of Valentine Armoury make, from before they only sold their historical replicas to private collectors. They bear the company stamp. We were able to purchase them because they were discounted, as the then-apprentice's practice pair, so while functional, they are slightly messy (for example, an extra rivet-hole from where a punch wasn't lined up quite properly, the first time.) Nothing anyone is going to see from outside the tourney field, or likely notice unless looking closely, even from standing near. I have yet to try measuring to double-check the gage of the steel, but the company generally keeps to 16 or 18g for their gauntlets. While the gauntlets are unused because my husband is just built too small for them, the blackening of the inside isn't perfect -- it never was. I also confess that their time in storage has given them a small amount of very surface rust that needs to be cleaned off the outside, mostly under the overlap of the plates. I decided to take the photos before taking the time to find our sandpaper (we just moved, though they have been boxed since a move before), but tested the rust with my fingernail. The digicam we have at our disposal right now is not a particularly good one, and the lighting in the photos makes it look like there is a good deal more rust, in a good deal more places over the surface of the gauntlets, than there actually is. I can make further efforts of course, as necessary.

I've done some checking into the gauntlet market these days, and there isn't much out there that's made to withstand anything harsher than SCA larping with rattan, and a good deal of what claims to be is being sold by such reputable companies as "Bob's Weapon Cave", so...yeah. These are meant to not just look cool, but actually protect you..even from things harsher than rattan (so you know they'll be amazing finger/hand protection when you are sticking to larping weapons.) Whether you engage in swordplay professionally or just for fun...or steel gauntlets that look made for business just make you go "Ooooh" -- these would come in handy. They were originally going to be bought from us by one of the members of the Paragon Jousting Troupe, but he had to delay the purchase, so it's up for sale again, in case someone wants it before he can get it.

I took a bunch of photos, since there are plenty of angles to show, so if you're interested, e-mail me for the photos -- it makes more sense than cluttering the page here. If you're still interested, we'll go from there.

(x-posted where people are likely to be excited)

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Monday, August 18th, 2008
10:19 pm - Looking good at faire doesn't require paying faire prices

rhiannontherose
I am not promoting myself, at the moment, but a friend. Emily Nee is a Guild member working the Bristol Renaissance Faire, a cast-approved-quality seamstress, a dedicated Rennie-mom, and beyond that, a fabulous human being. So whether faire season is yet to come, in your area, or is nearly done, here's a suggestion -- instead of the mostly-inevitable rush of last-minute sewing to make sure the whole family is well garbed, consider commissioning Emily to make you some custom garb, mini-garb...or heck, one of those nifty period dolls even the BRF's Queen knows her for, now.

Emily made my son a set of mini-garb for him to wear this year (though it'll probably fit him for another year or two), and he was the poster child of the Sterling Renaissance Faire. We didn't get three feet through the gates before people started snapping photos, and we had patron, playtron and cast alike, coming up to compliment us on how fabulous he looked, and asking/suggesting that the three of us work there. Honestly, he wasn't just the best-dressed kid...he was better dressed than the majority of the adults, too.



Not only did he look great, but he was comfortable, and the garb survived what he put it through. He even kept the hat on! He NEVER keeps hats on!

Emily's contact info...Collapse )

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4:02 pm - Dress for sale

wiccanslyr
It was suggest to me that I post this here:

FOR SALE:

Brand new, never worn 'Guinevere' Dress by Museum Replicas [discontinued dress] size XL?

This dress Picture under the cutCollapse )

Asking $75 (includes shipping) but would be willing to negotiate price if reasonable.

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Saturday, February 9th, 2008
12:09 pm - Friend selling two cast-approved Renaissance outfits!

rhiannontherose
I am posting on behalf of "Lady E", long-time den mother of the Friends of Faire of Bristol Renaissance Faire. She is thinning out her garb closet before a move, and has priced two gowns to sell. At one point both of these pieces of garb were Faire Approved for BRF cast costumes. Both are made to fit a woman's size 22-24, 5'6" tall, though the skirts could be shortened by hemming, or lengthened by adding a kick panel. Both bodices have boning built in. Playtrons may not need an actual corset to wear.

This is a great opportunity to garb yourself for a faire/fest, a masqued ball or other custumed event, or a wedding -- while helping out another member of our community.

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Noble bodice, sleeves, over-skirt, under-skirt and matching riding hat...Collapse )

Middle Class bodice, sleeves, over-skirt and under-skirt...Collapse )

Please contact her via email at fettiplace@aol.com if interested, or with further inquiries.

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Thursday, January 17th, 2008
6:23 pm

armstreet
New costumes collection. More items coming soon!
2008

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Saturday, December 15th, 2007
11:03 am - Gift Certificates!

laurensa

Out of time to shop? No clue what to get your favorite Scadian or Rennie?

Give them a gift certificate to  A Faire Attire! http://www.afaireattire.com

Gict certificates are available in denominations from $25 and up, and are the perfect gift--they can be used on anything sold at A Faire Attire. They're the perfect color, the perfect material, and one size fits all!

Garb from A Faire Attire is always custom made, in the colors and fabrics of your choice, and always to your measurements.  Give a thoughtful gift that is sure to please, and one they will never forget!

Email info@afaireattire.com for more information.

 

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Friday, November 9th, 2007
8:37 pm - Celtic Tapestry Cloak - Small Medium

swstitchery


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This cloak is refashioned from a hand-dyed tapestry from India!
It has a shaped and adjustable drawcord neckline and a very ample hood. Light weight and perfect for Spring & Summer!

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦

Details, details, details:

♦ Red/Black/Orange Celtic design
♦ 100% cotton
♦ Length at center back - 57"
♦ Width fully open - 56.5" (closed & flat - 28.25")
♦ Hood from center front to point - 27"
♦ The cord is black ribbon... ~or~ black suede cord on request!

♦ Best fit for:
Ladies up to a size 10
Gents sized Small / Medium

Above measurements are approximate. Please double check against your personal measurements as each Tapestry Cloak varies due to printing.
Blips in design/dye are due to being hand dyed which lends to each piece's uniqueness!

Price: $60

swstitchery.etsy.com

current mood: cold

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Saturday, November 3rd, 2007
9:10 pm - Wulfgar - Reversible - Wool and Faux Fur Short Cloak - L XL XXL

swstitchery
 New short cloak for sale! I do not have enough of either fabric to reproduce this again so get it while you can.

 


swstitchery.etsy.com 
xx ~Static

current mood: happy

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Friday, October 26th, 2007
4:22 pm - Wulfgar - Reversible - Wool and Faux Fur Short Cloak - L XL

swstitchery
New Short Cloak for sale! I do not have enough of either fabric to reproduce this again so get it while you can.



While you're there don't forget to check out my Bats, Bloomers, Hats, Bears & more!
I'm constantly updating listing so bookmark my shop and keep your eyes peeled.
xx ~Static

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Thursday, August 23rd, 2007
10:46 am - Custom Garb Available!

laurensa

Back from Pennsic?

Didn't see what you want to buy there, or couldn't afford the prices? Garb trashed by the mud?

Check out my eBay auctions for beautiful, affordable garb custom made for you in your size and color choices!

Irish Dress

http://tinyurl.com/2z5czv

Chemise

http://tinyurl.com/22fff5

Elizabethan Gown

http://tinyurl.com/2a4vfo

Not what you're looking for?

Check my website, at http://www.afaireattire.com

Email me at info@afaireattire.com for more info!

Happy bidding!

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Saturday, July 14th, 2007
6:09 pm - Historically Accurate Jewelry

gwinna
Hello all!
I've noticed that people interested in recreating historically accurate jewelry and beadwork are scattered to the winds, so I created pastjewels in the hopes of bringing people together to share resources, designs, news, information and skills.

This will become a place to discuss all aspects of creating historically accurate jewelry!

Stop by if you're at all interested! :)

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Friday, July 13th, 2007
1:49 pm - Historic Jewelry

gwinna
I'm very new to the SCA, but have always loved costuming and jewelry making. I found "Jewelry: From Antiquity to the Present" by Clare Phillips to be a wonderful resource, but I need more! I have the required skills and patience to create just about any type of beadwork, and I'd very much like to create reproductions that look absolutely authentic, but I'm finding it incredibly difficult to come up with resources. Ideally I'm looking for something titled Jewelry of the Medieval Ages or some such, but haven't come up with anything despite weeks of looking.

Does anyone know where I can find authentic resources for Historic jewelry making? Preferably anything beaded from western europe, about 300ad-1500ad. :)

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Saturday, July 7th, 2007
6:53 pm - New eBay auctions!

laurensa

Irish Dress

 

http://tinyurl.com/2b4k4y

 

Chemise

 

http://tinyurl.com/2gwu6k

 

As always, I gladly take custom work and you can see lots more at my website,

 

http://www.afaireattire.com


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Tuesday, June 5th, 2007
4:53 pm

laurensa
I  have two natural muslin chemises taking up space in my sewing room, and I'm broke. $25 plus shipping each, or take them both for $40 plus shipping!

As always, custom work is gladly undertaken as well--everything from Irish dresses and Wench Wear to painstakingly accurate reproductions of Elizabethan, Italian Renaissance, and Medieval tunics. Email me

at info@afaireattire.com (http://www.afaireattire.com)

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Thursday, May 24th, 2007
6:26 pm - Price Reduced on Patterns!

laurensa

This is an INCREDIBLE lot of patterns for sale. Some are OOP, highly sought after patterns, some are still in factory folds, some have been cut but are complete. Envelopes have some damage from storage.

1. Folkwear 116, Shirts of the Ukraine

2.Fantasy Fashions Renaissance Maiden
3.Simplicity 0657, aka 8735, the Ever After Dress, sizes 10,12,14
4.Simplicty 0501, LOTR inspired gowns, plus sizes, 20-26
5.McCall's 3869, historically inspired wedding gown, sizes12-18
6.McCall's 2806, two ladies' Italian Renaissance gowns, sizes 18,20,22
7. McCall's 4493, LOTR/Accolade gown, sizes6-12
8.McCall's4889, ladies historical gown,sizes 14-20
9. McCall's 4696, bodices and sleeves, sizes16-22
10.Period Patterns 102, Men's Military Garments
11. Simplicity 8881, Shakespeare in Love gown, sizes 14-20

And last, but far from least--the famous Henry VIII pattern from Simplicity,  #9633. Impossible to find!

All twelve patterns now for only $50 plus $12 shipping!

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Friday, May 18th, 2007
3:13 pm - More Pattern Purging!

laurensa
This is an INCREDIBLE lot of patterns for sale. Some are OOP, highly sought after patterns, some are still in factory folds, some have been cut but are complete. Envelopes have some damage from storage.

1. Folkwear 116, Shirts of the Ukraine

2.Fantasy Fashions Renaissance Maiden
3.Simplicity 0657, aka 8735, the Ever After Dress, sizes 10,12,14
4.Simplicty 0501, LOTR inspired gowns, plus sizes, 20-26
5.McCall's 3869, hsitorically inspired wedding gown, sizes12-18
6.McCall's 2806, two ladies' Italian Renaissance gowns, sizes 18,20,22
7. McCall's 4493, LOTR/Accolade gown, sizes6-12
8.McCall's4889, ladies historical gown,sizes 14-20
9. McCall's 4696, bodices and sleeves, sizes16-22
10.Period Patterns 102, Men's Military Garments
11. Simplicity 8881, Shakespeare in Love gown, sizes 14-20

And last, but far from least--the famous Henry VIII pattern from Simplicity,  #9633. Impossible to find!

All twelve patterns a steal at $75.00 plus $12 priority mail postage!

email info@afaireattire.com

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