I started this kirtle in 2014/2015 cutting it from the leftover yardage of the olive fitted gown and an old bodice block I drafted on newspaper. This kirtle differs from ones I’ve made before in that it has a very full skirt (possibly too full) and half sleeves. Images from the Da Costa Book of Hours… Read More A 16th Century Kirtle in Olive Wool with Caramel Oversleeves
Starting off the New Year with finishing a big project! More photos can be found on the Nonesuch costume page.
I finally finished off the jacket project I started a few months ago. Well, I guess I really started it when I made the scaling up patterns video. I didn’t make any huge changes to the pattern I scaled up, the measurements were close to mine and I wanted to see what I would end… Read More Margaret Layton’s Jacket Finished, with far less bling.
We all have old projects lurking in the back of the closet, things we made when the scissors were still fresh and sharp and we knew just enough about sewing to be dangerous. They are given away. They no longer fit and gather dust as we move on to new projects, better fabrics. This… Read More Pink Kirtle