I finally found the documentation I was looking for on the elusive "bog coat". I was told that it was a leather shirt worn by a man in the Iron Age. Turns out it was a wool shirt worn by a woman from the bronze age. About 2000 years before the SCA period. Interesting stuff and I putting together an article on it, but I don't know if it'll be accepted by the Costumer's Guild since it'll be a de-bunking the Bog Coat article.
But how should I write the article? Should I approach it with the "Here's where the SCA research went wrong..." and then show how to make it anyway because it's easy and give approximately the right silhouette? Or should I do the "Here's where the research went wrong..." and then show them how to do an easy coat the RIGHT way? I wrote to the FTSO editor and two other major players in the guild to see what they think. Or do they want something completely different? For now, I'm editing two different articles, just in case.
The other thing I'm wondering is, can I borrow someone else's drawings of exploded tunics and things, or do I need to re-draw what someone else has already done?
As always, standing on the shoulders of giants,