Last Friday and over the weekend I put together a list of 16th century English wills that are available through google books. https://books.google.com/books?uid=115257834026815258589&as_coll=1001&source=gbs_lp_bookshelf_list Some highlights include the Sandwich Book of Orphans which gets into orphans their wardship or guardians and the cost of their upkeep. Most interesting is the record of Tomasine Wolters, it covers the… Read More Wills and a Possible Linen Kirtle
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
Long have I coveted Scott Perkin’s leather jerkin, which is based off the jerkin at the Museum of London and written about in Janet Arnold’s “Pattern of Fashion”. But I am not a leather worker*, I didn’t want to get a very nice hide and ruin it with my amateur attempts. So I filed the… Read More Making a 16th-Century Leather Jerkin: Research
Sewing in the lining around the top edge Clipping into corners and trimming Edge stitching the seam allowance to the lining along the top
Pleating the skirt down with knife pleats and a box pleat in the back Basting the pleats in place Ironing the pleats down to keep things from moving around when I sew the skirt to the bodice
This shall be here in a few weeks.
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
Starting off the New Year with finishing a big project! More photos can be found on the Nonesuch costume page.