I have a few “I MADE A THING” posts in the drafts right now. but I’m sort of in a thinky/reflective mood about my stuff. I think I need bigger skirts. Now, stay with me here: I think there are 2 things happening with most of my garb. I don’t have enough support under my… Continue reading Navel Gazing about skirt width.
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
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
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.
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
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
This is my research for Northshield’s Kingdom A&S competition 2017, held March 4th in Hurley, Wisconsin. I entered in the Introductory Division.