Tag: 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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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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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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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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Several years ago, I was taking a class about 14th and 15th century clothing.  During the class, the teacher brought out her own dresses and gowns, showing how she made them, including lots of nifty modern shortcuts.  One of her dresses …

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Have you ever experienced the phenomenon where you learn a new word, and suddenly it seems like you see it everywhere?  Apparently this is a cognitive bias called Frequency Illusion, and it happens to me all the time when browsing medieval paintings. …

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Want to make a pretty and supportive kirtle for your reenactment needs? Look no further, I have what you need here! (Actually, please do further, multiple sources for information is totally a thing.) My first step for any project is to …

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This outfit is based on the information gathering I did for the Antwerp Women’s Dress post.  My dress is a little on the later end with it’s conical stiff bodice shape, so I’d put the date around 1575. This post is really low on dress-diary content, as …

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I hope folks don’t mind this break from my usual historical clothing!  I don’t make very many modern dresses.  I think that this is because if I want a cute dress for daily life, I can buy it for far …

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Sailor Moon!  Such a glorious show from my childhood!  If you are not familiar with this fun and cute anime, you can watch the first season on Hulu, or Youtube, but the quick summary is that you have five school …

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