16th Century, Costumes, Elizabethan, Petticoat Bodies

Hand Sewn Petticoat Bodies/Bodice Work in Progress

I forgot to post these, I’ve slowly been sewing away on petticoat bodies from caramel colored wool. Linen/cotton canvas interlining, linen/cotton lining. Sewn with the broken backstitch, running stitch and whip stitch in linen thread. The project has sat in the time out corner a few times. First, when I trimmed the neckline corner down… Read More Hand Sewn Petticoat Bodies/Bodice Work in Progress

16th Century, Costumes, Juan de Alcega Tailor's Pattern Book, Undergarments

Juan de Alcega Tailor’s Pattern Book: Manteo or a Skirt of Cloth Part 2 – Construction

After way too long here is part two of the manteo or petticoat (part 1 written in 2014 can be found here), to recap here is the layout suggestion I ended up using from Alecga. Since my fabric is 60 inches wide I did not need to piece the “B” section and was able to cut it… Read More Juan de Alcega Tailor’s Pattern Book: Manteo or a Skirt of Cloth Part 2 – Construction

16th Century, Costumes, Inventories, Leather Jerkin, Research

Making a 16th-Century Leather Jerkin: Further Research into Spain

The majority of the inventory excerpts are transcripts from http://www.anastasiorojo.com however, the translations and missteps are my own. I’ve found a handful of cueras mentioned in inventory lists. Some are made of leather, others of fabric, they are cut, trimmed and in one instance lined in velvet. This is by no means exhaustive and in some entries, I’ve… Read More Making a 16th-Century Leather Jerkin: Further Research into Spain

16th Century, Costumes, Kirtle Sew Along, Living History, Sewing, Tutorials, Video Tutorials

Part 5 of the Elizabethan Kirtle Sew-Along Renaissance

Four videos today, this weekend I’m going to shoot some more. Pressing and prep for the sleeve seam allowances   Pressing the seam allowance with a seam roll when the sleeve is too narrow for the board. Sewing in the lining at the top of the sleeve. Hand sewing the bottom of the sleeve shut.… Read More Part 5 of the Elizabethan Kirtle Sew-Along Renaissance