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
Starting off the New Year with finishing a big project! More photos can be found on the Nonesuch costume page.
I had two or three days with my internet not working or being on again, off again. So I started another hand sewn ruff (I may have a problem). I just finished putting the neckband on and this time I made sure to sew down every tiny pleat that I could on both sides. I… Read More Working on another Ruff!
Finished my 95% hand sewn ruff, and ready to try starching for the first time.
Based on several patterns from Pattern of Fashion 4, this is a simplified version of the gored and gusseted shirt patterns. I drew this up for a friend just learning to sew, so there are fewer pieces to deal with. Each grid square equals 1 inch, drafted for 45 inch wide fabric and will take about 3… Read More Simplified Tudor or Elizabethan Shirt Pattern
I’ve started putting together a list of Tudor and Elizabethan Wills and Inventories that are available in full preview through Google Books. I’ve also included a few useful books that only have a limited preview. I hope these lists will help make it a little easier for people who are looking for clothing or… Read More Tudor and Elizabethan Wardrobe Accounts, Wills and Inventories