Author Archives: Amie Sparrow

Kingdom Arts and Science Festival

All three dresses by me! I didn’t mean to coordinate colors but I guess we can all tell what color palette was on my brain during the last 12 months. Left to Right: me in Landsknecht, the dress dummy is … Continue reading

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Cranach Princess Dress, second draft

This Baroness Esperanza wearing a Cranach Princess dress that I made. The photo was taken at 5:30 in the evening when the outside light was low. The inside lights were on. There was one above the backdrop and one behind … Continue reading

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Costumer’s Dilemma: The Wrong Buttons

by guest columnist Basil White Your costumer Significant Other might ask you for buttons for a holiday gift or their birthday. Unless they’re going to use the buttons for some non-functional decoration, assume they need specific buttons. You may think … Continue reading

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Costumer’s Dilemma: No One is Going to Pants You

It has been a few years since I made my husband his first really nice English doublet and Venetian hose for 12th Night. It was made from gloriously thick black wool interlined and tailored to fit him from a pattern … Continue reading

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Costumer’s Dilemma: Clothing the Unwilling Spouse

I love costuming in the SCA. It is a creative outlet that brings me into contact with other curious people who have the same interests. Resources are shared. Techniques are learned and lots of fancy clothing is worn to great … Continue reading

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More Photos from Chalice/Coronation 2015

Here are two more photos from Chalice/Coronation 2015 taken by John J. Mikucki who is a professional photographer. Alina brought him to the event, it was his first SCA outing!

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Claude Moore Colonial Farm Park

I went to Claude Moore Colonial Farm Park today for their market fair. Here’s a photo of my friend Karen who made her own outfit.

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Freydal Dress Diary Posted

I finished the Freydal Dress. The dress diary is posted here: https://amiesparrow.wordpress.com/dress-diaries-2/freydal-dress/

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Fall Coronation 2015 Dress in Progress

I am making a dress based on a Freydal woodcut from 16th century Germany.

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Instructions for Anglo-Saxon Ring Pouch Class

This weekend I taught Kaleeb the Green-Eyed’s Anglo-Saxon Ring Pouch class at Battle on the Bay. I wrote additional instructions for the class, which I’ve posted below: Anglo-saxon ring pouch class

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