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So, I'm packing up my clothes for a solo trip to Holiday Faire (in Atlantia, for my foreign kingdom readers - all two of you that are probably left, since I'm not on Facebook), and I've done my usual thing to make sure that I bring both the top and the bottom part of my outfit (don't laugh; it could happen to you).  That thing is pointing the bodies to the petticoats.

I tried to lift it up to put it with the other things I'm bringing*, and... oof.

5 yards of linen weighs a lot, y'alls.  It weighs a lot more than wool (at least when it's dry).

*knitted fingerless mitts, braided garters, and the usual assortment of fine shirts, shifts, and trousers.



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Nov. 15th, 2012 11:29 pm (UTC)
I live in fear, FEAR, I tell you, of going to a reenactment and forgetting some important thing that i can't just run out and buy. (Shoes, hat, etc.)
Nov. 16th, 2012 02:19 am (UTC)
It happened to us once - a pair of trousers happened to not be there when expected. Some *very* hurried calls to friends, and things were fine, but it was dicey for a moment.

I have a recurring dream that I'm getting dressed for an event, and it's getting later and later, and I can't find my outfit.
Nov. 15th, 2012 11:57 pm (UTC)
I was packing for an event a couple months ago. I went to the closet, grabbed my fur-trimmed giornea, put it on the hanger with my black wool doublet, and packed it up in the car. Fast forward to Saturday afternoon. I went to change into my fancy clothes for the evening, flipped back the giornea to find the 16th century suit I made out of the same black wool as the 15c doublet that was supposed to be there. I ended up wearing a sleeping tunic I had packed on a whim and a mantello that I hoped would hide it well enough. And my wife's socks.
Nov. 16th, 2012 01:22 am (UTC)
Still got an Outlander reading here. :) I know what you mean about the weight of linen. I can't believe I went to Ireland for a week and took a bag that weighed less than the overnight bag for an event.
Nov. 16th, 2012 01:49 am (UTC)
I'm not an Atlantean, but I read you anyway. Every time I garb up I wonder how those poor Elizabethans tromped around with 50# of clothes on their backs every single day. They needed those corsets just to keep from crumpling!
Nov. 16th, 2012 02:12 am (UTC)
Still reading in Atenveldt.

You ain't missing anything over at faceplate anyway.
Nov. 16th, 2012 04:24 am (UTC)
An Easterner here, still reading. I love seeing your pics and reading your exploits, especially about the baby vultures.

I have taken to sewing things like tippets and garters to the garments as a way of keeping things all together. Especially on all of my husbands fencing outfits.
Brnn Mac Finnchad
Nov. 16th, 2012 06:20 am (UTC)
Have fun--and you also have at least one Oerthan following you as well.
Nov. 16th, 2012 10:22 am (UTC)
I'm still reading and I'm a strange furrin type from the other side of the big pond :)

I... yeah, I panic about forgetting things too. Last year I forgot my straw hat; which was probably better than the previous year when I forgot my wellies and my torch.
Nov. 16th, 2012 02:07 pm (UTC)
Calontir, still reading, learning and enjoying :).
Nov. 16th, 2012 03:30 pm (UTC)
An Tir here! And thank you for continuing to post! I love seeing all your projects, and your insights on the world!

Nov. 16th, 2012 04:36 pm (UTC)
Another Calontiri! Have fun at Holiday Faire - my husband will be there (Andrixos of Calontir Trim).
At my stepping down coronation, the lady who was going to bring my dress left it at home!! A lovely woman lent me the dress she had made for the day, so all turned out well, but for a while I was afraid I'd have to wear my King's fighting tunic all day. (he was 15 inches taller than me, so it would have been floor length - not that that was much consolation)
Nov. 16th, 2012 06:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the love, everyone. You make me happy.
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