Author: Morgan Donner
I try to post my projects in an easy to read, dress diary type format. When I first started learning to sew historical outfits, I found dress diaries to be the most helpful learning tools. I want to contribute my projects in the hopes that they will prove just as useful for others.

I am trying to get into hard suit.  To do this, I need armor!  I happen to have access to the school metal shop, so I figured I can make some of my own stuff.  I decided to get started …

Making Lamellar Plates Read More »

Or at least, how I did so. I made a black dress that was slightly generic; depending on what I wore with it, it could look middle-class English, Italian, Flemish, and maybe German if I make the right accessories.  An …

How to Sew an Elizabethan Shift Read More »

I got a bunch of soft, somewhat thin leather from my parents. Decided to make a one-piece shoe for myself. They are super simple, I basically put a square of leather under my food and draped it, and pinched it, …

Soft Shoe Read More »

The pattern for this was pretty simple, just three lines of a rectangle, plus a concave part at the bottom. There’s quite a bit of wrinkling, but I figured/hoped that once I added the skirt to the bottom of the …

Venetian Dress Read More »

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