Jenny La Fleur
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a plea
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demode From: demode Date: March 24th, 2011 08:27 pm (UTC) (link)
1) I deny everything!

2) Keep us posted on what you find -- it's an interesting question! I agree, it does seem logical that there would be linen habits... but logic isn't evidence! Re: color -- and hey, fabric too -- don't forget that YOU get to decide if you want to make the most authentic outfit ever, or if you're willing to fudge a little bit. It's okay to fudge, provided that's not harshing your mellow! It's about what YOU want. If you want a red linen habit, and you're comfortable doing it without documentation, or even if Mark Hutter appears on your doorstep and says, "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO" -- you can still do it!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 25th, 2011 02:35 am (UTC) (link)
Wise, very wise! I know you can't help being fabulous (it's just the way you are) but still - it's all your fault. :P

I will keep you ‘all posted I promise. You are totally right of course. I haven't decided if I care of not yet. I also can't help thinking about the time I made a dark green 18th century gown when the prevailing wisdom was that they never wore dark green except in riding habits. I made my dress anyway ('cause that is what was in the stash) and less than a year later someone on the Yahoo list posted 7 or 8 examples of dark green dresses in portraits. It was a great moment. :>

I always like to know when I'm straying into the "gray" though (and how far in I'm going), hence all the questions. *grin*
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