So I posted about this on Facebook and on the Renn. costume forum but forgot to post about it here. Opps. I’ve made a lot of kirtles, in various ways, with various materials and stiffening. I’ve also answered a lot of questions about kirtles, and while I will be the first to tell you I’m… Read More A Kirtle Sew Along: Introduction and Materials
As requested, I finally got done editing and doing the voice over for the tutorial I shot back in September. I hope everything makes sense and it isn’t too boring!
As much as I love spiral lacing, and many kudos to Festive Attyre for introducing it to the costume world. (Or at least that is where I learned it from.) But I hate marking eyelets. Something always goes a bit wibbly, and I am not going to pay 20 bucks for the little button hole… Read More Spiral Lacing Template or Jig, perfect alignment every time.
After a year of putting the skirt together I have returned to making the “Pisa” Gown. This was not a planned execution back into the fray and fluff of velvet, but rather a unhinged returned after being driven half mad by Tudor skirts and lots of ironing. But more on that later. After my experiments… Read More The Red Pisa Gown: Experiment with quilted interlining
I hate making Tudor/Elizabethan smocks and shirts. They are boring, all the rectangles and squares don’t provide much of a technical challenge, save for a bit of fussing when setting in a gusset if you do it by machine. Patterns of Fashion 4 has shown me the charm of a well made smock when bedecked… Read More Make and Mend: Repairing my Torn Smock