|Briana's Clothing Page|
major in college was Theatrical Costume Design. So when I
joined the SCA
1982, I naturally began to make costumes. Fortunately, my instructors always
stressed that each outfit must have all the underlayers to a piece so that the actor
would look and feel more in character, I've since learned that not all costumers for
the stage do this. As my interest increased, I noticed that there was a definite
difference between costumes and clothes.
are usually created for a visual effect only and don't
always include all
the under-layers. (Theatrical costumes usually fall into this category.) They don't
tend to last as long, showing age and wear quickly. Without the support of the
under-layers, they tend to have more stress points, which lead to this wear. After
being worn for a while, they begin to look like a Halloween costume.
are more substantial. They are constructed so you could
everyday. The garment has a longer life because it has the support of the
under-layers. This takes a little more research, and care in construction, but the
results are more durable. Finishing is everything.
these factors, another aspect that separates clothes from
accessories. Accessorizing completes an outfit. Hats are definitely important.
is the small details that make a garment into clothes. I
shy away from saying that
I do costuming, because of the negative connotation. I always prefer to be referred
to as a clothier. I make clothes for my family. We are so active that they have to be
clothes. Costumes would not last.
of the love of medieval and renaissance clothes plus the
desire to share knowledge of their construction, an SCA group sponsors a
Clothier's Seminar every year (usually on the 1st Saturday in February). Most of
the classes are scheduled in one or two hour slots.
seminar's current sponsor-group is the
of Cum An Iolair
(Johnson & Miami Counties in Kansas) which is located in the Kingdom
of Calontir. Cum an Iolair began as a Canton of the Barony of Forgotten Sea,
for whom I have been previously Territorial Baroness.
invite anyone who would like to volunteer to teach a
class to please contact me
for details. My e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
try to have classes geared for many different knowledge
and/or skill levels.
We also try to offer a wide range of time periods and countries.
we have a Walk
Through History at the
noon hour. This is a
"fashion show" of people wearing their medieval/renaissance clothing.
Anyone wanting to participate signs up and then we arrange the participants
in chronological order of their clothing. We always try to have a full
representation of the different fashions from the time span of 600-1600.
The Walk usually takes about an hour or so, as we have commenters
highlighting various features of the various garb.
additional information on the upcoming Clothier's
Seminar, as well as other
events held by our group, see the links below.
|Making Medieval Clothes and Items|
|Articles by Briana|
|Documentation of Kingdom A&S Clothing Entries|
|Late 15th Century Italian Chemise Pattern|
a Basic Bodice Pattern
|Italian Ribbon Coif|
|Bobbin Lace Pillow|
|Short History and Construction of the Spanish Farthingale|
|Italian Women’s Clothing 1490 to 1525 Focusing on Regional Differences|
|Women’s 1490’s Italian Renaissance Ensemble Part 1: Camicia|
|Women’s 1490’s Italian Renaissance Ensemble Part 2: Gamurra|
|Women’s 1490’s Italian Renaissance Ensemble Part 3: Giornea|
|Women’s 1490’s Italian Renaissance Ensemble Part 4: Accessories|
|Permission to Print|
Permission to Re-Print my articles
by Briana Etain MacKorkhill
|Articles by Others|
by Madilayn de Mer
Easy Breezy Russian Garb
Fancy Schmancy Russian Garb
Patterns and Instructions for Medieval
Footwear of the Middle Ages
Introduction to Garb
'T-tunic' - the period way
The Universal Tunic
Universal Tunic Worksheet 1
Universal Tunic Worksheet 2
Costuming Through The Centuries
Folly Bells for Your
Middle Eastern Clothing (Costumes
of the Levant)
Medieval Scottish Women's Clothing
Medieval Scottish Men's Clothing
and Depictions of Historical Scottish Clothing
Evolution of the Kilt
Some Clothing of the Middle Ages
Recreating 14th Century Braies
Realm of Venus Showcase
(One of my dresses was shown in Jan 2005)
Medieval Clothing Page
Clothing and Costume Links
Clothing by Culture
Venetian Noble Women's Dress
The Frazzled Frau
Timeline of Costumes
The following articles and links are "missing" from
their original sites.
How to Wrap a Great Kilt
Early Gothic Clothing
Middle Gothic Clothing
Late Gothic Clothing
Early Italian and High Renaissance Clothing
Reformation Women's Clothing
Reformation Men's Clothing
Elizabethan Women's Clothing
Elizabethan Men's Clothing
|SPECIAL SCA LINKS|
|Briana's Picture Page|
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Sheryl Knight /
Baroness Briana Etain MacKorkhill, CGCS, CT, CCL, CCC
Page (and sub-pages) are published by Sheryl Knight
It is not a corporate publication of
the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.