Category: Tutorial

My inside shoes for the Ascension Day project are done, but they need over-shoes for protection!

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Continuing my Ascension Day outfit adventures, I find myself in need of shoes! Two pairs in fact, because the description says that she is wearing “…. socks worked with white shoes worked, and then the pianelle (similar to pattens) over…”

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I have made a few pairs of simple turn shoes before, simple and clumsy things that were not very pretty, but worked well for medieval fashions.  When I started wear 16th century styles more, the turn shoes I had made …

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I have found that for the ‘just stepped out of a painting’ effect, you generally need to address what you are going to do with the top of your head. For many locations and time periods, this means considering what …

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I have noticed several images, mostly late 16th century Italian, showing women wearing some sort of apron-like skirt that goes all the way around their normal dress skirt. I would like to make a specific variation of this garment, but …

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I thoroughly enjoyed making Temetgen’s ruffed partlet, and I think it gave me the motivation to make one for myself.  And since most outfits that use full figure-8 style ruffs also have the same 8’s on the cuffs, I figured …

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There is something so lovely about shirts, smocks, shifts, camicie, and chemises.  All of those words really just mean ‘shirt’ and refer to the white linen garment worn nearly universally across Europe next to the skin before the 17th century (and …

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Part 2 contains the female half of the outfits, click Part 1 for the male half! Now on to the ladies portion of the russet red wool outfits!  Just as a quick reminder, I am working on a pair of …

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My super awesome friend Temetgen was offered her laurel earlier this summer.  After squeeing, and bugging her for a bit, she agreed to let me help out with some of her outfit for the procession.  Yay!

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As part of my Dirty Dozen largesse donation, I wanted to include some simple aprons for those who would rather not have gathered and smocked styles.  For one in particular, Pieter Bruegel was my source of inspiration.  I remember looking …

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