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Italian Braids and Curls

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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Ascension Day Apron

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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16th Century Shirt

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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Matching Russet Outfits Part 2

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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Matching Russet Outfits Part 1

Part 1 contains the male half of the outfits, click Part 2 for the female half! We scored some lovely red wool from a local vendor, and had enough to make two outfits out of it. It’s rather thick stuff,

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Italian Partlet

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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Bruegel Apron

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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Coloring Pewter

Thanks to some colored examples of pewterwork I saw at the fantastic Billy and Charlie booth, I have had an interest in trying to color some pewter badges of my own. A few weeks ago, I saw some colorful tubes

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Apron Largesse

So I heard there was going to be an interesting sort of Arts and Sciences competition at May Crown.  It’s called a Dirty Dozen Donation Derby (or 4D for short) and the idea is that you make 12 items, usually

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Italian Turquoise Dress Update

I recently received a lovely gift from my fiancé: The Clothing of the Renaissance World. This book contains all the images from Cesare Vecellio’s Habiti Anichi et Moderni, the second 1598 edition. I was surprised at how often the artist

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