Your First Garb — Getting Started
As someone new to the medieval hobby, one of the first things you need is something to wear. There are few requirements in this area, but there are a few criteria your first outfit should fulfill:
- It should be easy to make (no one starts out as an expert).
- It should fit (we don’t want you to trip over your hem and break your neck).
- It should be historically accurate (we are historical re-enactors after all).
Too often new re-enactors are rushed to make something just to “get them on the field”. There is no reason for this haste. Fabric costs money and sewing takes time. Making bad garb is just a waste of precious resources. Your first piece of clothing doesn’t have to be something you’ll be ashamed of in years to come. You can make easy, historically accurate medieval clothes in minutes, and you can do it right the first time.