The main project this week was revising my 16th-century sleeve pattern and making up a pair of test sleeves. I was not happy with how my sleeves turned out in the caramel wool petticoat bodies. Some of that was from how thin and lightweight the fabric was, and some of it was from the pattern… Read More WiR: A Pair of 16th Century Silk Damask Sleeves
I have a friend who lives in the wilds of Oklahoma, her local medieval fair runs for only three days. She has needed a costume to attend just for fun but being a fellow history nerd wanted something that would work. Her fair set in 1360, it has a different flavor than my local fair that… Read More A 14th Century Kirtle or a Fantasy Gown Depending on the Accessories…
The last of the pages are up! http://centuries-sewing.com/research-and-tutorials/mccalls-1907-pattern-catalogue-spring-and-summer/
McCalls 1907 Pattern Catalogue for Spring and Summer Pages 11-30
McCalls 1907 patterns for Spring and Summer pages 1 – 10 in high rez!
I went antiquing with my mother-in-law and came across several awesome things that I will be posting about over the next few weeks. First up is a preview of a McCalls pattern catalogue from 1907. It is not in very good condition and have no binding so I plan to scan it and put it up… Read More McCalls Spring and Summer 1907 Pattern Catalogue Preview
I’ve made three English Fitted Gowns based on the Tudor Tailor’s pattern so far, and with each one I’ve tweaked how I’ve put them together. Issue one: Sleeve Dimples
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