I remember my first event, where I had no garb and the only thing they could find me that was vaguely the right size was a woman’s under-tunic. It didn’t look terrible, but it didn’t look great either.

My mother said she wasn’t going to do any sewing for me for the SCA because it was a dress. And if I was going to wear a dress, then I had to admit it was a dress before she would sew it. Therefore I can’t get her to sew anything for me … because it’s a t-tunic.