I have a friend who lives in the wilds of Oklahoma, her local medieval fair runs for only three days. She has needed a costume to attend just for fun but being a fellow history nerd wanted something that would work. Her fair set in 1360, it has a different flavor than my local fair that… Read More A 14th Century Kirtle or a Fantasy Gown Depending on the Accessories…
A very very old project (6+ years maybe?) has found a new home. It is based on the circle cloaks found in Patterns of Fashion, made from many scraps of black cotton velvet and a scarlet linen/cotton/rayon blend for the lining. It is a bit shorter than the ones in PoF, in part because as… Read More A Velvet Cloak with Silk Taffeta Edgings
“I wanted to send a couple pics from the con….we were a HUGE hit! We got so many compliments on our costumes and we had a lot of fun!! Thanks again!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Worn at Wizard World Comic Con.
Seven yards of crimson linen, 32 eyelets hand sewn with red buttonhole silk, and lots of sparkly bits. commissions
Full mock-up of the “red riding gown” for a client, to be made in a medium weight scarlet linen.
First, all the photos! This project started several months ago before I moved, got married and several life thing reared their head. So my recollection of the construction process is a little fuzzy. After a few late night fb conversations, a friend of a friend needed better clothing for 16th century interpretations. I needed… Read More A 16th Century Black Linen Doublet and Unpanned Trunkhose
It’s done, it’s done! I finished the full Elizabethan ensemble (it does need some ruffs but that is for another day) for my friend’s birthday/Gift-mas/every other holiday in the world for the next 300 years. I am now going to sleep the sleep of the dead. So starting with the bottom layers: Linen/cotton blend shirt with reinforced… Read More Fitted English Gown, Green Kirtle, Linen/Cotton Shirt, and Wool Petticoat Done.