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  • #46
    Originally posted by neling4 View Post
    Here I am in the circle!


    You look very nice! Go girl!

    Walk softly on Mother Earth

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    • #47
      Thank you Traditional Lady!

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      • #48
        Matchcoat Question

        Originally posted by Okwataga View Post
        I finally completed my outfit
        I did do all my own sewing, had help cutting out the matchcoat, skirt and leggings.
        but I did the rest and sewing myself

        Yes I am very proud of it it's taken almost a year to do -
        I was very SCARED to sew, very scared!!!
        My Cousin Donnie gave me the silver

        This is a tradiationally correct outfit
        not an Historically correct - they would be in Blue or Red Wool

        Anyone else have a picture to post here -we'd love to see who else has made this style

        I love green........
        I am the one on the right
        My Sister is in Yellow -aint' she pretty??!!!!
        I love your regalia as I love green. I first saw you at MTSU this year. You really inspired me to get my new/old regalia completed. I have one question: Is the matchcoat draped over the right or left shoulder? In my research I saw it draped over the left shoulder, so that is how I wore mine. But I see you with it draped over the right.

        Walk softly on Mother Earth

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        • #49
          Traditional lady - who cares what the judges like or not - well I mean we should but - you wore your traditional outfit and that's what matters!!!! you looked good!!!!

          and if they do not know traditional outfits - then they should not be judging....

          I knew someone that did not understand a Potowatomi( please excue my spelling) dance style and actually made funof it until she was corrected then she really felt bad!!

          but anyway
          You look good!!
          Well will wonders never cease.....

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          • #50
            Neling4 and TT ya'll look fine!!! NEling4 you look so happy out there good for you!!! TT one day i'll get to see yoru face

            Traditional Lady - which ever shoulder you prefer..... it's just a matter of taste, in my world it's easier for me to do things when it was over my right shoulder

            kind of like people and scarves... you see some that wear it wrapped all aroudn their necks and then others make a loop and it hangs down the front

            just personal taste.....
            Well will wonders never cease.....

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            • #51
              I was wondering that as well about the shoulder, I was wondering if it had anything to do with being rite or left handed,that was untill Okwataga explaind, sorry to jump in ladies....
              I got a fevah! And the only cure is more cowbell!!!

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              • #52
                Originally posted by Okwataga View Post
                Neling4 and TT ya'll look fine!!! NEling4 you look so happy out there good for you!!! TT one day i'll get to see yoru face

                Traditional Lady - which ever shoulder you prefer..... it's just a matter of taste, in my world it's easier for me to do things when it was over my right shoulder

                kind of like people and scarves... you see some that wear it wrapped all aroudn their necks and then others make a loop and it hangs down the front

                just personal taste.....
                LOL---actually there are pictures of me in my profile in a photo album under private, you can access it Okwataga. I just added a few new pictures and one of me and my Uncle downtown.LMAO

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by Okwataga View Post
                  Neling4 and TT ya'll look fine!!! NEling4 you look so happy out there good for you!!!
                  Thank you! I was, but I was very nervous at first. I'm not comfortable being looked at by so many people all at once. I am just glad that Timmy Tiger was there with me.
                  Last edited by neling4; 09-26-2008, 01:39 PM.

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by Okwataga View Post
                    Traditional lady - who cares what the judges like or not - well I mean we should but - you wore your traditional outfit and that's what matters!!!! you looked good!!!!

                    and if they do not know traditional outfits - then they should not be judging....

                    I knew someone that did not understand a Potowatomi( please excue my spelling) dance style and actually made funof it until she was corrected then she really felt bad!!

                    but anyway
                    You look good!!

                    Wado, Okwataga! As I said before, you were my inspiration.

                    Last edited by Traditonal Lady; 09-26-2008, 05:32 PM. Reason: changed spelling
                    Walk softly on Mother Earth

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                    • #55
                      Hawa traditional Lady - Hawa

                      they say they want each to represent their tribe - well here we are!
                      Last edited by Okwataga; 10-01-2008, 10:43 AM.
                      Well will wonders never cease.....

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                      • #56
                        I am from the North East and made my regalia last year. I had no idea the EBCI had adopted the new dress. I had seen it up there on the rez. Glad cuz them tear dresses are not very attractive- makes me look dumpy. I'm not Cherokee, so I wouldn't wear it. I just researched what was traditional for the Algonquin/ Abenaki and made this myself. I sew ribbon shirts and dresses, so it was pretty easy. You don't really need a pattern. <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/GJ_6kiIUTeRBqYcpCXn_9g?authkey=QEHjT1JdDlI&feat=em bedwebsite"><img src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_R85DfVhels0/SWZcp3T5LvI/AAAAAAAAAYs/YXGv5s80vig/s144/IMG_2407.JPG" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/Spiderbear59/PowWow2008Crossville?authkey=QEHjT1JdDlI&feat=embe dwebsite">pow wow 2008 crossville</a></td></tr></table>
                        Last edited by spiderbear; 09-08-2010, 05:08 PM. Reason: add more pix

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                        • #57
                          Very interesting reading this topic on Cherokee clothing ! My mom used to make and wear the tear dresses . I prefer the look of the older style wrap-around skirt with the blouse - just "easier" style of clothing to make ( for me anyway , my mom was expert seamstress and it's alot of work to make a tear dress ...all those gathers ! ) .

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                          • #58
                            Link to picture of dress in museum at Cherokee , NC . I have posted same link in the other thread on this same subject .
                            Flickr Photo Download: Museum of the Cherokee Indian 040

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                            • #59
                              I am making this and a Eastern Woodlands caped blouse in the next few weeks. I think that this is going to turn out way better than my tear dress that is still in various stages of dis-assembly in my scrap box.....My hubby is Lenape so the eastern is a bow toward him and his people, and I can't wait to dance in a traditional style Cherokee dress. I will make it out of cotton since I am allergic to wool...

                              Ladies your do look wonderful.... makes me all proud to see how talented we are!!!!!
                              Thankful for the blessing from the Creator in my life!!!!

                              Life should not be measured by the number of things that we aquire on our journey but by the number of lives that we touch along that road.

                              I am a bridge on the red path between my ancestors and the future. I am a bridge between my white heritage and my native heritage. A bridge joins two sides together and provides a way to move on..... A.K. O'Pry-Reynolds

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                              • #60
                                Helppppppppppppppppp!!!!!!

                                Ok I am about to start work on my traditional cherokee regalia and I have one question... How much material for the matchcoat? I have an idea but I am not sure??? Any thoughts here ladies???

                                Oh and I have managed to get the pattern cut out for the eastern woodlands top....
                                Thankful for the blessing from the Creator in my life!!!!

                                Life should not be measured by the number of things that we aquire on our journey but by the number of lives that we touch along that road.

                                I am a bridge on the red path between my ancestors and the future. I am a bridge between my white heritage and my native heritage. A bridge joins two sides together and provides a way to move on..... A.K. O'Pry-Reynolds

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