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.
Just when you think you’re done with the Burgundian shenanigans, they’re back. Hold on to your hoods, this is a long post.
When I made my first period gown, I had no idea what I was doing.
Two years ago, I tried to make a burgundian. It worked… sort of. This year, I made a burgundian. It was FABULOUS.
A lot of times I get asked how to make something and I hate to tell y’all….the Google force is strong with me and I can find anyone a pattern for almost anything. That being said, getting a pattern and reading the pattern are not the same thing. So we’re gonna go through the basics… Continue reading How to get from pattern to thing: the basics
Same thing we do every year, Pinky. Try to take over the world.
I made so much stuff. This is belated as heck. The list of things I remember: – Stripey Dress – Smock X 2 – Yellow Linen Coat – Yellow and Black Linen Tudorish gown (90% handsewn) – Teal Linen, short sleeved Cotehardie – Brown wool Cotehardie (80% hand sewn?) – Red Sleeveless Kirtle (80% handsewn)… Continue reading End of the Year Round Up