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Golden Seamstress 2004


The Fashion Show at Ealdormere's First Annual Golden Seamstress Competition


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Team 1: The Greenhithe Seamstress - The one-person team in the novice category, and recipient of the Baroness' choice award. Costume for an infant to match the mother's clothes. Infant substituted by a life-size doll, for which all competitors were grateful, especially at 4am :)

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Team 2: Talia Na Biene - A household entry in the Advanced, early period category. Men's Norse costume complete with all accessories and personal effects, including glass beads blown on-site.

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Team 3: Las Mujeres de Matteo - Entry in Advanced, late period. Photos generously provided by Pietrov Roelfsson and Rilla von Groenwald.

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Team 4: Vest Yorvik - Winner of the Early Period Advanced category. Also the winner of the competitor's choice award. Anglo-saxon lady's costume. Instead of undressing the model on-stage, they chose to dress her. Unfortunately I was too awed to take any pictures until the very end. If anyone has other pictures, please share with me :)

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Team 5: Marines - An Advanced, Early Period entry inspired by a portrait of an Anglo-Saxon king.

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Team 6: Skräddare och Skomakare till Vilhelm - Winner of the mid-late period Advanced category. A re-creation of a bog-find, a man found murdered by a stake through his back. "Stake not pictured here" - William.

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Team 7: The Wyrd Sisters - Winners of the Novice category. A houpelande, made using a pattern from the Medieval Tailor's Assistant.

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Team 8: Lame Ducks - The single-person entry in the Advanced, Early Period category. Very respectable product, especially when considering it was one team member, and it was all hand-sewn. Very handsome garb and I'm sure it will be absolutely beautiful when we next see it in its completed state at Forward Into the Past.
Also the funniest and most entertaining presentation by the way. It was very hard to take pictures between the belly-laughs. And my favourite fellow-competitor, as he was quite the social butterfly, bringing song, poetry and bright conversation wherever he went. I was honoured to have him seated with my group while we handsewed in the early morning hours.

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