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Patterning Late 15th century French Coifs

Caps? Coifs? Hoods? Whatever France, 1490s headwear for the ladies!  This is the handout for the class I taught in November.  I will say that Madamoiselle Hemiole’s version is my current favorite.   But with very small updates, this is the same text that was taught then. Last updated November 10, 2018 – Stellar University of… Continue reading Patterning Late 15th century French Coifs

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OH NO, EVERYTHING’S MOSTLY OK: Challenges in Studying a Stable Period

Humans are storytellers.  We thrive on stories of conflict and change.  All stories have that in common.  There’s a cast, a problem, a conflict over the problem, then a solution.  History lovers (and I include myself in this group) are drawn to periods where things are happening.  It’s half the reason we have so many… Continue reading OH NO, EVERYTHING’S MOSTLY OK: Challenges in Studying a Stable Period

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Hard truths: All the layers are important.

I love “how to get dressed in x year” videos.  They are fantastic, sometimes (!) accurate and means that I can dress for my future access to a time machine quickly and wear all the correct layers.  Anyway, this was going to be a rant about how older clothing is more complex due to shifting… Continue reading Hard truths: All the layers are important.