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I don’t know about you, but I feel like I am seeing a burbling new trend in the historical costuming community. We are alllll about trends, and I see it every time a new book is published (Tudor Tailor, Modern Maker, and

St. Birgitta Cap

I have been wanting to make one of these caps for years, but felt very intimidated by the center embroidery. I am so glad I finally sat down and took the time to figure it out, totally worth it! I

Scaling up a Pattern to Life-Size (using your home printer!)

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I have enlarged small-scale patterns from books many different ways, the method often depending on both the specific pattern and what resources I have available to me at the time. I’ve hand drawn a pattern on large sheets of paper, I’ve used projectors to scale things up so I can trace them, and today I’ll show you how to print a pattern on a standard printer.

Heraldic Dress

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Based on the 14th-century brass effigies, particularly the beautiful heraldic ones, I have sewn a colorful gown! This is an extra long video, hope you enjoy!

Carpenter’s Shirt and Tunic

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

Mens’ Stirrup Hose

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

Making a Stocking Pattern

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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!

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s Red Dress

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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.

Pewter Casting: Horseshoe Pin

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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

Retro Dress Diary: Butterick 6018

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