Carpenter’s Shirt and Tunic

We have your bottom half covered with the hose, but what about your top half? You’ll need a shirt and over tunic!

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Mens’ Stirrup Hose

Good Morning everyone!  Today’s post is about how to make a simple pair of joined hose! Read more ›

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Making a Stocking Pattern

Wanna make stockings for your sexy 14-16th century kit?

Wanna be lazy and not have to draft or drape them?

YEAH, ME TOO!  So join me and wrap your legs in duct-tape, it’s the best! Read more ›

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s Red Dress

I recently found and marathoned through the fabulous Amazon show ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’!  Its a funny show, with lots of beautiful costuming, set in 1957ish.  The main character in particular has some amazing dresses. Read more ›

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Pewter Casting: Horseshoe Pin

Earlier this year, our local medieval dress up group was going to hold a big event at a new site, and their logo is a flying horseshoe. Unfortunately, we were not able to hold the event this year due to all the fires in the area, but I still made a site token, and thought you guys might like to see how I made it!

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Retro Dress Diary: Butterick 6018

New dress and new video!

If you don’t have time/sound for a video right now, here’s the transcript!

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Laurel Gown

I joined the Order of the Laurel this past May, and made a new 1590’s Venetian dress for the occasion!

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Polka Dot Farthingale: Part Three

Making a Polka Dot Farthingale: Part Three at MorganDonner.com.

The farthingale is completely done!  Wooo!  Here’s the final video showing how I put the skirt together: Read more ›

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Polka Dot Farthingale: Part Two

Here’s part two for the farthingale!  It shows how I constructed the bodice :D

Just like in part one, here’s a transcript of the video for those that would prefer non-moving dress diaries!

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Polka Dot Farthingale: Part One

I have never made or even worn a hoop skirt, but after seeing how underwhelming my skirt volume was in pictures, I decided that it was time to poof things up! Read more ›

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