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
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.
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
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