16th Century, Costumes, Kirtle Sew Along, Sewing, Tutorials, Video Tutorials

An Elizabethan Kirtle Sew-Along Renaissance

Lucas DeHeere sketchbook #71 English women
“Yeah, we look Awesome and Swag!”

It has been 3 or 4 (mumble) years since I was going to do the kirtle sew-along. Life, family medical issues and changes got in the way.  My skill set has improved, how I break down projects has improved, but that does not mean I’m not still learning.

So I set up the video camera, I balanced my tripod on the printer that-may-work-but-I-really-just-use-it-as-a-scanner, shoved my social anxiety into a box and hit record.

I’m making kirtles. I’m making several kirtles that I plan to donate to Much Ado about Sebastopol. I don’t think I will get them all done in time for this years run, but there is always next year. If they get used, or auctioned off in a fundraiser, or end up in a school theater closet that is fine.

I have several yards of wool, pattern blocks, and a chunk of time to make something out of it all.

The playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTne9pSn75A&list=PL-5opaHvhlOkbr8K8buX1OpZm_4kHPPgU

The first three videos:




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