breeches

k-she-rambles  asked:

Hi there! I have a question! Laces up the back of waistcoats and weskits --is this a thing? I see it all the time at reenacting events, but never in patterns. It would certainly make my life easier as I sew!

Yes, it is a thing! What I see (according to patterns and garments) is that not all waistcoats used them, but it is a very useful detail for fitting the garment the way you want it or to adjust it to a different body or weight change.

This is a nice example:

Man’s waistcoat, ca. 1750, France, LACMA. And you can download this waistcoat pattern from the LACMA website.

And this is the pattern:

Also, check the lacing holes from the waistband of a pair of breeches (the pattern is from this 1770s suit ):

And it looks like this (1770s breeches):

Hope it helps!

Herbs and their Magical Uses
    Acacia - Protection, Psychic Powers
    Adam & Eve Roots - Love, Happiness.
    Adders Tongue - Healing
    African Violet - Spirituality, Protection
    Agaric - Fertility
    Agrimony - Protection, Sleep
    Ague Root - Protection
    Alfalfa - Prosperity, Anti-hunger, Money
    Alkanet - Purification, Prosperity
    Allspice - Money, Luck, Healing
    Almond - Money, Prosperity, Wisdom
    Aloe - Protection, Luck
    Aloes, Wood - Love, Spirituality
    Althea - Protection, Psychic Powers
    Alyssum - Protection, Moderating Anger
    Amaranth - Healing, Protection, Invisibility
    Anemone - Health, Protection, Healing
    Angelica - Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Visions
    Apple - Love,Healing, Garden Magic, Immortality
    Apricot - Love
    Arabic Gum - Purify negativity and evil
    Arbutus - Exorcism, Protection
    Asafoetida - Exorcism, Purification, Protection
    Ash - Protection, Prosperity, Sea Rituals, Health
    Aspen - Eloquence, Anti-Theft
    Aster - Love
    Avens - Exorcism, Purification,Love
    Avocado - Love,Lust,Beauty
    Bachelor's Buttons - Love
    Balm, Lemon - Love,Success, Healing
    Balm of Gilead - Love,Manifestations,Protection,Healing
    Bamboo - Protection, Luck, Hex-Breaking, Wishes
    Banana - Fertility, Potency, Prosperity
    Banyan - Luck
    Barley - Love, Healing, Protection
    Basil - Love, Exorcism, Wealth, Flying, Protection
    Bay - Protection, Psychic Powers, Healing, Purification, Strength
    Bean - Protection, Exorcism, Wart Charming, Reconciliations, Potency,
           Love
    Bedstraw/Fragrant - Love
    Beech - Wishes
    Beet - love
    Belladonna - astral projection *DEADLY POISON!!
    Benzoin - Purification, Prosperity
    Bergamot, Orange - Money
    Be-Still - Luck
    Betony/wood - Protection,Purification,Love
    Birch - Protection, Exorcism, Purification
    Bistort - Psychic Powers, Fertility
    Bittersweet - Protection, Healing
    Blackberry - Healing, Money, Protection
    Bladderwrack - Protection, Sea Spells, Wind Spells, Money, Psychic Powers
    Bleeding Heart - Love
    Bloodroot - Love, Protection, Purification
    Bluebell - Luck, Truth
    Blueberry - Protection
    Blue Flag - Money
    Bodhi - Fertility, Protection, WIsdom, Meditation
    Boneset - Protection, Exorcism
    Borage - Courage, Psychic Powers
    Bracken - Healing, Rune Magic, Prophetic Dreams
    Brazil Nut - Love
    Briony - Image Magic, Money, Protection
    Bromeliad - Protection, Money
    Broom - Purification, Protection, Wind Spells, Divination
    Buchu - Psychic Powers, Prophetic Dreams
    Buckthorn - Protection, Exorcism, Wishes, Legal Matters
    Buckwheat - Money, Protection
    Burdock - Protection, Healing
    Cabbage - Luck
    Cactus - Protection, Chastity
    Calamus - Luck, Healing, Money, Protection
    Camellia -Riches
    Camphor - Chastity, Health, Divination
    Caper - Potency, Lust, Luck
    Carawy - Protection, Lust, Health, Anti-theft, Mental Powers
    Cardamon - Lust, Love
    Carnation - Protection, Strength, Healing
    Carob - Protection, Health
    Carrot - Fertility, Lust
    Cascara Sagrada - Legal Matters, Money, Protection,
    Cashew - Money
    Castor - Protection
    Catnip - Cat Magic, Love, Beauty, Happiness
    Cattail - Lust
    Cedar - Healing, Purification, Money, Protection
    Celandine - Protection, Escape, Happiness, Legal Matters
    Celery - Mental Powers, Lust, Psychic Powers
    Centaury - Snake Removing
    Chamomile - Money, Sleep, Love, Purification
    Cherry - Love, divination
    Chestnut - Love
    Chickweed - Fertility, Love
    Chicory - Removing Obstacles, Invisibility, favors, Frigidity
    Chili pepper - Fidelity, hex Breaking, Love
    China Berry - Luck
    Chrysanthemum - Protection
    Cinchona - Luck, Protection
    Cinnamon - Spirituality, Success, Healing, Power, Psychic Powers, Lust
               Protection, Love
    Cinquefoil - Money, Protection, Prophetic Dreams, Sleep
    Citron - Psychic Powers, Healing
    Cloth of Gold - Understand animal languages
    Clove - Protection, Exorcism, Love, Money
    Clover - Protection, Money, Love, fidelity, Exorcism, Success
    Club Moss - Protection, Power
    Coconut - Purification, Protection, Chastity
    Cohosh,Black - love, courage,protection,potency
    Coltsfoot - Love,Visions
    Columbine - Courage,Love
    Comfrey - Safety during travel, Money
    Copal - Love, Purification
    Coriander - Love,Health, Healing
    Corn - protection,luck, divination
    Cotton - Luck,Healing,Protection,Rain,Fishing Magic
    Cowslip - Healing,Youth,Treasure Finding
    Crocus - Love, Visions
    Cubeb - Love
    Cuckoo-flower - Fertility,Lover
    Cucumber - Chastity,Healing,Fertility
    Cumin - Protection,Fidelity, Exorcism
    Curry - Protection
    Cyclamen - fertility,Protection,Happiness, Lust
    Cypress - Longevity, Healing, Comfort,Protection
    Daffodil - Love,Fertility, Luck
    Daisy - Lust,Luck
    Damiana - Lust, Love, Visions
    Dandelion - Divination,Wishes,Calling Spirits
    Datura - Hex Breaking,Sleep,Protection
    Deerstongue - Lust, Psychic Powers
    Devils Bit - Exorcism, Love, Protection, Lust
    Devils Shoestring - Protection, Gambling, Luck, Power, Employment
    Dill - Protection, Money, Lust,Luck
    Dittany of Crete - Manifestations, Astral Projection
    Dock - Healing,Fertility, Money
    Dodder - Love,Divination,Knot Magic
    Dogbane - Love
    Dogwood - Wishes, Protection
    Dragons Blood - Love,Protection,Exorcism,Potency
    Dulse - Lust, Harmony
    Dutchmans Breeches - Love
    Ebony - Protection, Power
    Echinacea - Strengthening Spells
    Edelweiss - Invisibility, Bullet-Proofing
    Elder - Exorcism,Protection,Healing,Prosperity,Sleep
    Elecampane - Love,Protection,Psychic Powers
    Elm - Love
    Endive - Lust,Love
    Eryngo - Travelers Luck, Peace, Lust, Love
    Eucalyptus - Healing,Protection
    Euphorbia - Purification, Protection
    Eyebright - Mental Powers, Psychic Power
    Fennel - Protection, Healing, Purification
    Fenugreek - Money
    Fern - Rain Making, Protection,Luck,Riches,Eternal Youth, Health,
           Exorcism
    Feverfew - Protection
    Fig - Divination,Fertility, Love
    Figwort - Health,Protection
    Flax - Money, Protection,Beauty,Psychic Powers, Healing
    Fleabane - Exorcism, Protection, Chastity
    Foxglove - Protection
    Frankincense - Protection, Exorcism, Spirituality
    Fumitory - Money, Exorcism
    Fuzzy Weed - Love,Hunting
    Galangal - Protection, Lust, Health, Money, Psychic Powers, Hex
               breaking
    Gardenia - Love, Peace, Healing, Spirituality
    Garlic - Protection, Healing, Exorcism, Lust, Anti-Theft
    Gentian - Love, Power
    Geranium - Fertility, Health, Love, Protection
    Ginger - Love, Money, Success, Power
    Ginseng - Love, Wishes, Healing, Beauty, Protection, Lust
    Goats Rue - Healing, Health
    Goldenrod - Money, Divination
    Golden Seal - Healing, Money
    Gorse - Protection, Money
    Gotu Kola - Meditation
    Gourd - Protection
    Grain - Protection
    Grains of Paradise - Lust, Luck, Love, Money, Wishes
    Grape - Fertility, Garden Magic, Mental Powers,Money
    Grass - Psychic Powers, Protection
    Ground Ivy - Divination
    Groundsel - Health, Healing
    Hawthorn - Fertility, Chastity, Fishing Magic, Happiness
    Hazel - Luck, Fertility, Anti-Lightning,  Protection, Wishes
    Heather - Protection, Rain Making, Luck
    Heliotrope - Exorcism, Prophetic dreams, Healing, Wealth, Invisbility
    Hellebore,Black - Protection *POISON*
    Hemlock - Destroy sexual drives *POISON*
    Hemp - Healing, Love, Vision, Meditation
    Henbane - POISON Not used
    Henna - Healing
    Hibiscus - Lust,Love, Divination
    Hickory - Legal Matters
    High John the Conquerer - Money, Love, Success, Happiness
    Holly - Protection, Anti-Lightning, Luck, Dream Magic
    Honesty - Money, Repelling Monsters
    Honeysuckle - Money, Psychic Powers, Protection
    Hops - Healing, Sleep
    Horehound - Protection, Mental Powers, Exorcism, Healing
    Horse Chestnut - Money, Healing
    Horseradish - Purification, Exorcism
    Horsetail - Snake Charming, Fertility
    Houndstongue - Tying dogs tongues
    Houseleek - Luck,Protection, Love
    Huckleberry - Luck, Protection, Dream Magic, Hex Breaking
    Hyacinth - Love, Protection, Happiness
    Hydrangea - Hex Breaking
    Hyssop - Purification, Protection
    Indian Paint Brush - Love
    Iris - Purification, Wisdom
    Irish Moss - Money, Luck, Protection
    Ivy - Protection, Healing
    Jasmine - Love, Money, Prophetic Dreams
    Jobs Tears - Healing, Wishes, Luck
    Joe-pye weed - Love, Respect
    Juniper - Protection, Anti-theft, Love, Exorcism, Health
    kava-Kave - Visions, Protection, luck
    knotweed - Binding, Health
    Ladys mantle - Love
    Ladys slipper - Protection
    Larch - Protection, Anti theft
    Larkspur - Health, Protection
    Lavendar - Love, Protection, Sleep, Chastity, Longevity, Purification,
    Happiness, Peace
    Leek - Love, Protection, Exorcism
    Lemon - Longevity, Purification, Love, Friendship
    Lemongrass - Repel snakes, Lust, Psychic powers
    Lemon Verbena - Purification, Love
    Lettuce - Chastity, Protection, Love, Divination, Sleep
    Licorice - Love,Lust, Fidelity
    Life Everlasting - longevity, Health, Healing
    Lilac - Exorcism, Protection
    Lily - Protection, Breaking Love spells
    Lily of the Valley - Mental Powers, Happiness

    Lime - Healing,Love,Protection
    Linden - Protection, Immortality, Luck, Love, Sleep
    Liquidamber - Protection
    Liverwort - Protection
    Liverwort - Love
    Looestrife - Peace,Protection
    Lotus - Protection, Lock-Opening
    Lovage - Love
    Love Seed - Love,Friendship
    Lucky Hand - Employment, Luck, Protection, Money, Travel
    Mace - Psychic Powers, Mental Powers
    Maguey - Lust
    Magnolia - Fidelity
    Mahogany,mountain - Anti-Lightning
    Maidenhair - Beauty, Love
    Male Fern - Luck, Love
    Mallow - Love, Protection, Exorcism
    Mandrake - Protection,Love, Money, Fertility, Health
    Maple - Love, Longevity, Money
    Marigold - Protection, Prophetic Dreams, Legal Matters, Psychic Powers
    Marjoram - Protection, love, Happiness, Health, Money
    Master Wort - Strength, Courage, Protection
    Mastic - Psychic Powers, Manifestations, Lust
    May Apple - Money
    Meadow Rue - DIvination
    Meadowsweet - Love, Divination, Peace, Happiness
    Mesquite - Healing
    Mimosa - Protection, Love, Prophetic Dreams, Purification
    Mint - Money,Love,Lust,Healing, Exorcism,Travel, Protection
    Mistletoe - Protection, Love, Hunting, Fertility, Health, Exorcism
    Molukka - Protection
    Moonwort - Money, Love
    Moss - Luck,Money
    Mugwort - Strength, Psychic Powers, Protection, Prophetic Dreams,
              Healing, Astral Projection
    Mulberry - Protection, Strength
    Mullein - Courage, Protection, Health, Love,Divination, Exorcism
    Mustard - Fertility, Protection, Mental Powers
    Myrrh - Protection, Exorcism, Healing, Spirituality
    Myrtle - Love, Fertility, Youth, Peace, Money
    Nettle - Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Lust
    Norfolk Island Pine - Protection, anti hunger
    Nuts - Fertility,prosperity, love, luck
    Oak - Protection, Health, Money, Healing, Potency, Fertility, Luck
    Oats - Money
    Olive - Healing, Peace, Fertility, Potency, Protection, Lust
    Onion - Protection,Exorcism, Healing, Money, Prophetic Dreams, Lust
    Orange - Love, Divination, Luck, Money
    Orchid - Love
    Oregon Grape - Money, Prosperity
    Orris - Love, Protection, Divination
    Palm,Date - Fertility, Potency
    Pansy - Love,Rain Magic, Love, Divination
    Papaya - Love, Protection
    Papyrus - protection
    Parosela - hunting
    Parsley - Love, Protection, Purification
    Passion Flower - Peace,Sleep, Friendship
    Patchouly - Money, Fertility, Lust
    Pea - Money,Love
    Peach - Love, Exorcism, Longevity,. Fertility, Wishes
    Pear - Lust, Love
    Pecan - Money, Employment
    Pennyroyal - Strength, Protection, Peace
    Peony - Protection, Exorcism
    Pepper - Protection,Exorcism
    Peppermint - Purification, Sleep, Love, Healing, Psychic Powers
    Pepper Tree - Purification, Healing, Protection
    Periwinkle - Love, Lust, Mental Powers, Money, Protection
    Persimmon - Changing Sex, healing, luck
    Plot Weed - Protection
    Pimento - Love
    Pimpernel - Protection,Health
    Pine - Healing, Fertility, Protection, Exorcism, Money
    Pineapple - Luck, Money, Chastity
    Pipsissewa - Money, Spirit Calling
    Pistachio - Breaking Love Spells
    Plantain - Healing, Protection, Strength,Snake Repelling
    Plum - Healing
    Plumeria - Love
    Poke - Courage, Hex Breaking
    Pomegranate - Divination, Luck, Wishes, Wealth, Fertility
    Poplar - Money, Flying
    Poppy - Fertility,Love, Sleep, Money,Luck, Invisibility
    Potato - Image Magic, Healing
    Prickly Ash - Love
    Primrose - Protection, Love
    Purslane - Sleep, Love, Luck, Protection, Happiness
    Quassia - Love
    Quince - Protection,Love,Happiness
    Radish - Protection, Lust
    Ragweed - Courage
    Ragwort - Protection
    Raspberry - Protection, Love
    Rattlesnake Root - Protection,Money
    Rhubarb - Protection, Fidelity
    Rice - Protection, Rain, Fertility, Money
    Roots - Protection, Power, Divination
    Rose - Love, Psychic Powers, Healing, Love, Divination, Luck,
           Protection
    Rosemary - Protection, Love, Lust, Mental Powers, Exorcism,
               Purification, Healing,Sleep, Youth
    Rowan - Psychic Powers,Healing, Protection,Power, Success
    Rue - Healing,Health, Mental Powers, Exorcism, Love
    Rye - Love, Fidelity
    Saffron - Love, Healing,Happiness, Wind Raising, Lust, Strength,
              Psychic Powers.
    Sage - Immortality, Longevity, Wisdom, Protection, Wishes
    Sagebrush - Purification, Exorcism
    St.Johns Wort - Health, Power,Protection,Strength, Love, Divination,
                    Happiness
    Sandalwood - Protection, Healing, Exorcism, Spirituality
    Sarsaparilla - Love, Money
    Sassafras - Health, Money
    Savory/Summer - Mental Powers
    Scullcap - Love, Fidelity, Peace
    Senna - Love
    Sesame - Money. Lust
    Shallot - Purification
    Skunk Cabbage - Legal Matters
    Slippery Elm - Halts Gossip
    Sloe - Exorcism, Protection
    Snakeroot - Luck Money
    Snakeroot/black - Love,Lust,Money
    Snapdragon - Protection
    Solomons Seal - Protection,Exorcism
    Sorrel Wood - Healing,Health
    Southern Wood - Love,Lust,Protection
    Spanish Moss - Protection
    Spearmint - Healing,Love,Mental Powers
    SpiderWort - Love
    Spikenard - Love
    Squill - Money,Protection,Hex Breaking
    Star/anise - Psychic Powers, Luck
    Stillengia - Psychic Powers
    Straw - Luck,Image Magic
    Strawberry - Love,Luck
    Sugar Cane - Love,Lust
    Sumbul - Love,Luck,Health,Psychic Powers
    Sunflower - Fertility,Wishes,Health,Wisdom
    Sweetgrass - Calling Spirits
    Sweetpea - Friendship,Chastity,Courage,Strength
    Tamarind - Love
    Tamarisk - Exorcism,Protection
    Tansy - Health,Longevity
    Tea - Riches,Courage,Strength
    Thistle - Strength,Protection,Hex Breaking,Healing
    Thistle/holy - Purification,Hex Breaking
    Thistle/milk - Snake enraging
    Thyme - health,Healing,Sleep,Psychic Powers,Love,Purification,Courage
    Ti - Protection,Healing
    Toadflax - Protection,Hex Breaking
    Toadstool - Rain Making
    Tobacco - Healing,Purification
    Turmeric - Purification
    Turnip - Protection,Ending Relationships
    Uva Ursa - Psychic Workings
    Valerian - Love,Sleep,Purification,Protection
    Vanilla - Love,Lust,Mental Powers
    Venus Flytrap - Protection,Love
    Vervain - Love, Protection, Purification, Peace, Money, Youth,
              Chastity, Sleep,Healing
    Vetch/Giant - Fidelity
    Vetivert - Love, Hex Breaking, Luck, Money, Anti-Theft
    Violet - Protection, Luck, Love, Lust, Wishes, Peace, Healing
    Wahoo - Hex-breaking, Courage, Success
    Walnut - Health, Mental Powers, Infertility, Wishes
    Wax Plant - Protection
    Wheat - Fertility, Money
    Willow - Love, divination, Protection, Healing
    Wintergreen - Protection, Healing, Hex Breaking
    Winters Bark - Success
    WItch Grass - Happiness, Lust,love, Exorcism
    Witch Hazel - Protection, Chastity
    Wolfs Bane - Protection, Invisibility
    Wood Rose - Luck
    Woodruff - Victory, Protection, Money
    Wormwood - Psychic Powers, Protection, Love, Calling Spirits
    Yarrow - Courage, Love, Psychic Powers, Exorcism
    Yellow Evening Primrose - Hunting
    Yerba Mate - Fidelity, Love, Lust
    Yerba Santa - Beauty, Healing, Psychic Powers, Protection
    Yew - Raising the Dead
    Yohimbe - Love,Lust
    Yucca - Transmutation, Protection, Purification

DA shower thoughts

Ok so we know there’s that dynamic between Solas and Sera…. but what if they have one more thing in common?

Solas wakes up, the world’s a mess. He’s been sleeping so long all he’s prob got is a wolf pelt. He wanders to some nearby farm, sees Farmer John drunkenly asleep next to a hay stack.

Solas looks him over, narrows his eyes…then whispers one word:

“…..breeches.”

Historically, which is better?

Saloon party or garden party? Circus or theatre? Bath or Cheltenham? Oxford or Cambridge? Pantaloons or breeches? Carriages or motor cars? Classical music or opera? Champagne or wine? Boating on the lake or croquet on the lawn? Townhouse or country estate? Fireworks or fairgrounds?

6

Val was clad all in white; white woolen breeches tucked into high boots of bleached white leather, white bearskin cloak pinned at the shoulder with a carved weirwood face, white tunic with bone fastenings. Her breath was white as well… but her eyes were blue, her long braid the color of dark honey, her cheeks flushed red from the cold. It had been a long while since Jon Snow had seen a sight so lovely