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
Since getting The Queen’s Servant’s I’ve been coveting the pointed hood with a sort of fiendish glee, it also might be an under layer to the strange headdress in Holbein the Younger’s drawing. A month ago I scaled up the pattern and made a mock-up. It was huge, it devoured my head. I have a normal… Read More The Queen’s Servants Pointed Hood, or my Induction into a Secret Gnome Society.
I’ve added these to my “things to read” list. http://earlymodernengland.com/2011/10/sumptuary-legislation-and-the-fabric-construction-of-national-identity/ http://earlymodernengland.com/2011/10/the-education-of-princess-mary-tudor/ http://earlymodernengland.com/2012/01/a-crisis-in-regal-identity-the-dichotomy-between-levinia-teerlinc%E2%80%99s-1520-1576-private-and-public-images-of-queen-elizabeth-i-1533-1603/ http://earlymodernengland.com/2012/06/icons-of-divinity-portraits-of-elizabeth-i/ http://earlymodernengland.com/2012/05/rainbow-for-a-reign-the-colours-of-a-queens-wardrobe/
A round-up of some interesting costume/textile articles and theses I’ve come across the past week. Of Crymsen Tissue: The Construction of a Queen. Identity, Legitimacy and the Wardrobe of Mary Tudor The Cheapside Horde English Embroidery of the Late Tudor and Stuart Eras ‘The inordinate excess in apparel’: Sumptuary Legislation in Tudor England Texts and Textiles:… Read More Interesting Costume Related Articles
Here is a run down of all the layers. Cotton/linen smock: Machine sewn with hand finished seams and hems. Cuffs: Machine “blackwork” with silk thread, hand hemmed, they lace on to the smock cuffs with fingerloop braid so I can change them out as needed and wash them separately. Rust red petticoat: Same one I… Read More Green Tudor/Henrician Gown Finished!
The 4th time is the charm right?
Working on the sleeves a bit more, I’m getting close!
About three or four years ago I was gifted 6 yards of grey uncut corduroy for Christmas. I had intended to use it for a Spanish gown but the fabric lurked on my shelf untouched. After the Tudor Tailor came out I started to eye the yardage with a bit more interest When I finally took it… Read More Grey Henrician/Tudor “Mockado” Gown and Gable Hood finished
Buckram, wire, fluff, linen and lots of hand sewing. It is not done yet, but getting there!