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Costume European city woman in 1380's. Dresses wool. Daria sewn for my pattern. Models Antalika and Daria.
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MicheleHansen Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the orange color connection of Daria's belt and your gown. You are the peasant, yes?
Antalika Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you) not a rich citizen would be more accurate)
MicheleHansen Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah. Yeh, I thought her dress seemed rather in in good shape. I portray a candle-maker in a medieval re-enactment of 1376 England. Working for 10 summers over a smoking brazier, and steaming cauldron of vats? I have stains on top of stains--LOL! have a great weekend. :~}
Antalika Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hehe. These dresses are in the photographs before the start of the season))) So still brand new and neat)
MicheleHansen Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL! It is sad that all our hard work with expensive fabrics (linen and wool) take such a beating. My gowns, and those of my daughters, cost as much as formal dresses. There's irony. Who wants to get mud, wax, and grass stains on their formals? xoxo
Antalika Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I solve this problem simply)) There is a basic dress, and over it is worn or "work" dress with apron, or "elegant" with rich accessories). Work clothes dirty do not mind))
MicheleHansen Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As a peasant who is bound to the land, it can be assumed that I would have only one basic dress to wear. Lucy is not free. I share this with guests, and actually postulate that I do not understand why one would want to be free. Freemen must find their own way, and we Saxons who are under just overlords actually prosper better than many a free person. Which was true, by the way.

The big story I told this last summer was my frustration that we had to slaughter our old cow that had stopped giving milk. We had been saving coin to add a stable so our animals would no longer live in the house. Stupid cow. We had to purchase another cow, so I could make cheeses to sell at market, and feed my family over winter, and during the lenten fast. The good news is we had plenty of meat stored in fat, or dried to feed us for several months.

A lot of guests could relate, what with the current economic concerns of our own time. I have another gown over which I wear my brocaded gates-of-hell surcote. That dress is for another personae. When I displayed it, I told guests that it was my wedding gown, being aired out so my daughter could wear it for her own wedding in September.
Antalika Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
interesting) you do only one historical period? So thoughtful, I was just a suit in the Viking Age. I had to get involved as a master at everything at once)) expected of me travel to different festivals, and on the ages and on estates. And almost every festival I put a new set of clothes - like advertising the fact that I can do with their hands
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iJohnPK Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Hope Daria gave you more than one coin! HaHa.
Nice Expressions!
Cool Photo and Great Costumes!
Antalika Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hehe. Thank you)))
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October 3, 2011
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