The attic is a place dedicate to share my passion :costuming and sewing.I'm not a professional or expert seamstress,only the mother of young kids who love sewing.You won't find 100% historical costume,museum replica, perfection or extreme thing here.

I believe everyone who bring some goodwill can sew and enjoy it.The attic is an unpretentious place .I show my work, information and hope it could somehow inspired you.Feel free to leave comment or share idea.Be welcome and visit as much as you want.

mercredi 20 janvier 2010

Making a medieval pavillion with a low budget

For my first experience of camping I wish to be comfortable.I was for a week for LARP(live acting roleplaying).Having a tent which is consider "period" gave an access to a different encampment.So I have to make something with a low budget and fast.

I first buy a pavillion which have a good base , in sold for + - 150 $.The only thing I have to do was to close the wall (for privacy or at least to have the illusion of).

I buy cheap cotton + - 12 m, yellow and green to make a contraste of color.It cost + - 60$.The two pannel in the front are not sew to make a door and is close with fastening.
Advantages: -the price is very low 210$
- you can find similar model , smaller or bigger
-you can use more then one pavillion to create a big one for you and your friend
- easy to assembly
- together the ropes and the cover do not take little place in the car
-you can make an entire new cover which give you thef possibilty to create something special
Negatives points:-the structure is not very solid
-using cheap cotton make the wall a little transparent in day time
-with time the seams of the roof will open which mean if it rain outside , it rain
inside too
- if you do not close carefully the bottom of the wall , you can have some
surprise at the morning (like squirrel)
- to attach the new wall to the existing one take time and patience
You can deal with most of the negative point.The most beautiful thing in this : when people will look at your pavillion and say wow ,you will be proud to say I made it.Maybe you will work a lot but that's rewarding.

Note: one day I want to buy a second pavillion like this one and make a very big one .We can invite friends to join us and we will have a place to play card when it will rain.

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