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    I am putting together a new Regalia, (most of my old one is in SC)
    and I want a traditional style, but I can't afford to buy enough Buckskin to make shirt from it, and I don't really want to do a vest or breastplate,
    Thus far the Ribbon Shirt seems like my best option so far, but I'm not 100% on it.
    Admittedly my knowledge on the subject is limited

    Any Suggestions?

    Thanks
    -8
    Last edited by RestlessN8iv; 04-25-2009, 11:43 PM.
    "Don't trust anyone who isn't angry."
    - John Trudell

    "Don't trust anyone who isn't hungry."
    - Me

  • #2
    Originally posted by Section 8 View Post
    I am putting together a new Regalia, (most of my old one is in SC)
    and I want a traditional style, but I can't afford to buy enough Buckskin to make shirt from it, and I don't really want to do a vest or breastplate,
    Thus far the Ribbon Shirt seems like my best option so far, but I'm not 100% on it.
    Admittedly my knowledge on the subject is limited

    Any Suggestions?

    Thanks
    -8
    What Dance style?

    My first question...

    Very seldom see Buckskin shirts
    They are hot for one

    Again what dance style?
    ᎠᏂᎩᏚᏩᎩ - Anigiduwagi
    Till I Die!

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    • #3
      kinda like the Woman who wanted me to make her daughter a buckskin fancy shawl regalia...said I wasn't going to be responsible for her daughter getting heatstroke... But yep I agree with Josiah, neeed to be more specific. Has the person teaching you about dancing been unable to help with regalia?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Josiah View Post
        What Dance style?

        My first question...

        Very seldom see Buckskin shirts
        They are hot for one

        Again what dance style?
        Very true, they are hot, but in Wyoming I anticipate cooler weather
        (in Wyoming there are four seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Winter, and Road construction)

        My last Regalia was Fancy, but I can't dance anymore (I have a bad knee) so I was going to tone it down to a more traditional style regalia. In addition to Pow-wows I also intend to attend some of this years Rendezvous events, (for which I think Traditional may be more appropriate)

        I was taught to dance by my mother who is on the other side of the country in South Carolina. she encouraged me to keep it "Fancy" and to make a ribbon shirt
        "Don't trust anyone who isn't angry."
        - John Trudell

        "Don't trust anyone who isn't hungry."
        - Me

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        • #5
          so are you needing a pattern and instructions? What Nation are you? This effects style of regalia, design and sometimes colour. Do you also want it specific to a certain era? One of my favorite web sites is called reproductionfabrics.com Not ususally a fan of buying material on line but I gave them a try and am a repeat customer. All their cotton is great quality and you get era specific designs in the correct colours. My 10 yr old boy's ribbon shirt is a reproduction fabric from my peoples early rez years. It looks great. Anyway there is so much info needed to really be of any good help...specifically which Nation you are from.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by SuzzeQ4 View Post
            so are you needing a pattern and instructions?
            That would be great but I can also manage with a basic Idea

            What Nation are you? This effects style of regalia, design and sometimes colour.
            Pee Dee

            Do you also want it specific to a certain era?
            I'm not too picky. pre-contact or around that time if possible I really hadn't considered it

            One of my favorite web sites is called reproductionfabrics.com Not ususally a fan of buying material on line but I gave them a try and am a repeat customer. All their cotton is great quality and you get era specific designs in the correct colours. My 10 yr old boy's ribbon shirt is a reproduction fabric from my peoples early rez years. It looks great. Anyway there is so much info needed to really be of any good help...specifically which Nation you are from.
            Okay, thanks. the site looks interesting.

            Sorry If I'm not being very specific, but I have been out of regalia for a while, and even then I more or less reproduced the same old one.
            "Don't trust anyone who isn't angry."
            - John Trudell

            "Don't trust anyone who isn't hungry."
            - Me

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            • #7
              Okay I did some homework, the Rendezvous started in the early 1800's so I'll try to start around that era.

              Ive been wearing a breastplate for too long, I have gotten used to it.

              So I'll likely make a shirt, and wear the breast plate over it (again, fickle Wyo-weather I'm taking no chances.)

              I asked my mother and Grandmother to send me copies of any photos of my childhood regalia (which was lost in a fire) So I can re create a few things from It that I liked (particularly the Cuffs)

              I have also E-Mailed the Chief for his input.

              right now these are all just thoughts I will not be able to put into action until I am done getting repairs to my car made

              Thanks again everyone, and know that I still welcome and appreciate any further input from you all should you wish to add any.

              -8
              "Don't trust anyone who isn't angry."
              - John Trudell

              "Don't trust anyone who isn't hungry."
              - Me

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              • #8
                Don't let this snowy spring fool you. Expect to get in the 90's regularly in rendevouz season.

                I've made "ribbon" shirts without ribbons for some rendevouz reinactors. Muslin is always a good choice and cheap. At WalMart I found a cream colored fabric with a small blue print that one client was thrilled with.

                A drop yoke pattern is similar to what would be made in the 1800's and very forgiving for a beginning sew-er.
                ...it is what it is...

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                • #9
                  you read my mind, I was thinking Muslin ribbon shirt -ribbon w/Breastplate (now that I've finally found a place that sells these materials)

                  But I'm sure I can handle wearing buckskin in the 90's, Back in South Carolina my first job had me welding in triple digit temps.

                  I WILL have knee high buck-skin moccasins, but as far as pants go I'll have to think it over.
                  "Don't trust anyone who isn't angry."
                  - John Trudell

                  "Don't trust anyone who isn't hungry."
                  - Me

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                  • #10
                    So which Nation are you?...again we can be of more help if you answer this question
                    EDIT: also which dance style, thats the other question you didn't answer.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by SuzzeQ4 View Post
                      So which Nation are you?...again we can be of more help if you answer this question
                      Pee Dee Nation of upper South Carolina


                      EDIT: also which dance style, thats the other question you didn't answer.
                      I was trained in both traditional and fancy, my last regalia was fancy
                      Last edited by RestlessN8iv; 05-03-2009, 11:41 PM.
                      "Don't trust anyone who isn't angry."
                      - John Trudell

                      "Don't trust anyone who isn't hungry."
                      - Me

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Josiah View Post
                        What Dance style?

                        My first question...

                        Very seldom see Buckskin shirts
                        They are hot for one

                        Again what dance style?
                        just wanted to point out something, true buckskin (braintanned with grain removed) actualy breathes, so it shouldn't be too hot. commercialy tanned hides do not breathe and will feel clammy and uncomfortable.

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                        • #13
                          How come I never see NDN wearing buckskin shirts in the summertime when I watch old-timey movies? They're running around all bare-chested. I only see them wearing that kind of shirt in the winter.


                          Why must I feel like that..why must I chase the cat?


                          "When I was young man I did some dumb things and the elders would talk to me. Sometimes I listened. Time went by and as I looked around...I was the elder".

                          Mr. Rossie Freeman

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Joe's Dad View Post
                            How come I never see NDN wearing buckskin shirts in the summertime when I watch old-timey movies? They're running around all bare-chested. I only see them wearing that kind of shirt in the winter.
                            well how else are they supposed to show off their war paint if they're wearing a shirt! duh! lol

                            kidding, but yea if you don't have to wear a shirt in the summer... then... don't? I know I don't bother with shirts half the time, but thats because its way too hot and humid here for that kind of nonsense. But if you're at a powwow and want to show off a shirt made of hides you've put some effort into... why not? I'd defiantly go with braintan though... wouldn't be caught dead in commercial.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by FireAndFlint View Post
                              just wanted to point out something, true buckskin (braintanned with grain removed) actualy breathes, so it shouldn't be too hot. commercialy tanned hides do not breathe and will feel clammy and uncomfortable.
                              LOL
                              come to Oklahoma in 100 degree weather and wear that
                              Say Indian Hills ohhhh about July

                              Never see buckskin commercial or otherwise here
                              ᎠᏂᎩᏚᏩᎩ - Anigiduwagi
                              Till I Die!

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