The following links are pages that people might find useful. These links will lead you away from the Shire website.
Overview of the SCA: This is a pretty good article giving an introduction of the SCA.
How to Make a Basic Tunic: This link is especially good if you are accustomed to sewing with a pattern.
Linen Fabric: If you are ready to buy linen, this is a good source. Use coupon code “ilovelinen” to get 7% off.