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
Marking the eyelets out for spiral lacing Cutting out the sleeves (the wool is from my stash and the wrinkles would not steam out) First pass of sewing the sleeves together.
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
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
Some work in progress shots of a 16th century black linen doublet. Doublet front basted and shaped. Under side of the doublet front, canvas and pad stitched wool. Under side of the doublet back, more canvas and pad stitched wool.
I’m in need of a new underskirt or petticoat for my 16th century clothing. I’ve been using the same cotton broadcloth one I made back in 2005, for years now. It is serviceable, but it adds a lot of bulk at the waist and it isn’t very authentic in construction or materials. So it is… Read More Juan de Alcega Tailor’s Pattern Book: Manteo or a skirt of cloth
I got a lovely email last week about a new living history exhibit. Im a little late in posting about due to house plumbing issues, but if anyone is in the Philadelphia area it sounds like a great project to check out. Because I am nosy I asked some questions about the hand stitches that… Read More Betsy Ross House Living History Exhibit: Dressing The Bed