Category: Clothes

All of the various clothes I have made, old and new, put on display for you to view.

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!

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

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.

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Heraldic Dress

  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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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

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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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