When I made my first period gown, I had no idea what I was doing. Advertisements
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
Not all of us can afford period silk brocade. There’s always saving up, but sometimes you get a bit crazy and buy that cheap fabric with a plastic backing, telling yourself it will be FIIIINE and then you wear it and nearly die. Or there was a sale and you now have unusable stash. There… Continue reading Removing plastic backing
Subtitle: NOT EVERYTHING IN THIS PERIOD WITH A FULL SKIRT AND A V NECK IS A BURGUNDIAN. I am currently working on a full Avignon/provençal 1480s-1510s kit and persona. I don’t know of anyone in the SCA who does my location and period and what I have to go off of is various “this looks… Continue reading How to be the expert: Late medieval, Early Renaissance Avignon/Provence