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marcmagus: Me playing cribbage in regency attire (Default)
Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 12:39 pm

Anybody have good images showing closeups of a men's Regency shirt, preferably without a cravat covering them, preferably from multiple angles? I'm having trouble finding what I'm looking for.

Images of a well-sourced pattern would probably work as well.

I'm hoping to make a detachable collar which can button over a modern formal shirt of the sort typically worn with tuxedos. If I get this working, I'll make up instructions/a pattern and post it somewhere.

I think I can make up something functional if I know what I'm trying to accomplish.

In my dreams I will have a working prototype to wear this weekend.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

[Sorry for the multiple post to people who look at facebook too, but I realized my audience of potential contributors is split.]

marcmagus: Me playing cribbage in regency attire (Default)
Monday, July 20th, 2009 04:46 pm

I have been informed there are people who can iron a men's dress shirt by hand in significantly less than the 15-20 minutes it takes me. I hate these people. Laundry day, particularly when cleaning up from a dress event, is extremely tedious. I do seem to be getting quicker at it, though; I guess I can hope that some day in the distant future I will achieve the kind of economy of motion which allows me to properly press a shirt in 10 minutes.

Also, I really need to suck it up and start trying to make some shirts for myself. I'm completely sick of faking period shirts using modern shirts with the collar turned up. I suppose it's a decent half-assed fakery, but it still looks and feels kind of silly, and I've already ruined a shirt to the combination of playing that trick and nicking myself with my razor. I'm hoping if I just dive in and make one to throw away I'll get the hang of it and it'll stop being so scary. I also have a lot of other tailoring I want to do for myself.

Anybody know if there's a way to get blood stains out of white cotton after it's been washed and dried a few times? Anybody got any hints for noticing so I don't wash stained shirts before I treat them? Also, any hints for getting grey stains out of the turn in the cuff of a double-cuffed shirt? Is this the same as the famous "ring around the collar"?