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The truth about Jo Anne

Focussed as ever, we discover the Truth about Jo Anne:

John writes:


Hello Jo Anne! (Is Jo your first name and Anne your second/sir name? I'm a little confused here. Perhaps you could enlighten me?
(or is it a joke: "Yo, Anne" 'kinda' ))

Jo Anne:


:+)) <---- That's me with a smile and my matronly double chin. If you're Sveedish, you can call me Yo Anne, but if you're not, the Anglic Jo Anne will do. Anne is indeed my middle name, but I stopped having people call me Jo when I was 6 and my friends called me Jo-Jo (I thought it sounded like a monkey).

John still:


I'm not that good at sewing, but something I might conjure. I thought of some kind of tabard perhaps with the library symbol on it. What do you say about that?

Jo Anne:


I LOVE both these ideas. I'm trying to figure a way to work them in together. The Uplift ceremonial cloak could be worn over the sooner outfit, and so could a tabard with the library symbol on it (which symbol, the one with 5 or 9 rings - I think that's the right numbers)

Jo Anne has a flash:


As I was wandering through Mill Ends today, it came across in a blinding flash to my little pea sized brain that sooner clothing would probably have a lot of the same characteristics of the medieval clothing I make. The sooners would have had low-tech methods of making fabric, and thus it would be precious.

I kept thinking of the paper mill and the dam and how precious paper was. The same thing was true in the Middle Ages. Paper and fabric were valuable commodities, so the garments used every bit of the fabric from which they were cut.

Only very wealthy people could afford voluminous garments -- the merchant class or the royalty. Most working people had relatively simple garments cut out of squares and rectangles.

I think that on Jijo, shows of wealth were eschewed as part of the Galactic Society. Therefore, I think I can come up with a design for the entire family fairly easily. The only one that's got me stumped is the baby -- I have to do some medieval baby research. Now, the challenge is going to be to take the design and make it into something a bit unusual.

Eythain suggests a way to get the DB's measure:


However ********** might have a good idea of his measurements, so we might as well try getting in touch with him.

Is there any chance of doing a triple-scheme where we convince Dave that we're doing clothes for the kids and get him to give us those measurements, while we're convincing the missus that we're doing clothes for Mr. Brin and get the kids to give us measurements for their mother?

I guess not... However it _does_ paint a pretty picture though, everyone trying to measure the others while not letting them on to it ;-)

The ladies want to ask the DB for measurements:


Brett says:


This may be a bloke thing, but I think I agree with Eythain and John - work it out ourselves. We should get better scores for the greater degree of difficulty. I like the surprise element.

Jo Anne says:


Yup, I do think it's a bloke thing. So's the "Scores" thing. Women don't have to compete all the time. But, since you're dealing with soon to be Goddesses here, I suppose we can afford to be generous -- How do you feel Barbara? The trouble is, for the type of Sooner garments Barbara and I are thinking about making, the measurements have to be specific in certain places -- like wrist circumference. I suppose we can fake it if we have to.

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