The Garbing Begins…

Simplicity Pattern 1773Well, The process of selecting how I’m going to dress is underway.

I’ve already go the pattern shown on the left picked out, purchased and sitting here on my desk. I’ve planned to do the skirt of the full-length underdress cut to mid-shin and then use Skirt hikes to keep it out of the way (and of course, wear pants since Ulven are practical creatures like that). The outer dress will be cut shorter than that, and beveled more than shown in the pattern. But customization is half the fun, right?

I can’t wait to get my fabric. The first set will be our of sturdy, practical fabric. Travel and battle type clothing. Eventually I might put together something finer and less practical, though such things are not an Ulven (or a Longfang) priority. Eventually, I want to make a full leather overdress or two. Color pallets will be the bright end of Earth tones, so think fall leaves, perhaps a bit of grass.

Leather for belt pouches and the like needs to be acquired, I’ll need new sturdy leather-type boots… Depending on what I find, I may or may not need Winingas. We’ll see on that front, though. All will become much clearer as I put together things and settle my costume. Wait until I start talking cloak plans (and dreams) and begin to discuss what I want to do, and what I’ll end up having to do to afford something nice for now… That’s a post for another time, though…

An Introduction…

With the website set up I think it’s time to get the official things done. We’re going to start with a fancy introduction in which I talk about myself and some things that relate to that. First off, I’m female and in my 30s. I’m married without children (though we have two American Cocker Spaniels). I live in a place in the middle of absolutely nowhere in northern Wisconsin called Rhinelander. In my day to day life I’m a web and graphic designer. I play D&D and have participated in the past in an almost-larp called Belegarth. A group of … Continue Reading…