Year: 2015

Things which are oddly similar

Things which are oddly similar: Huve AKA “St. Brigitta cap” 6th-12th century (upper left) Two-Tailed cap 14th-15th century (upper right) Tudor coif 15th-16th century (lower left) Elizabethan cap 15th-17th century (lower right) from This caught my eye a while ago. It seems obvious when […]

Whole Grains

I’m on a kick.. and for once it’s a cooking kick, not a sewing kick. So bear with me. The most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans, released in January 2011, recommend that all adults eat at least half their grains as whole grains – that’s […]

Largess ideas for men

Duct tape, athletic wrapping tape (Ie for tennis racket handles, good for swords), rattan, roll of the good closed cell foam, haversacks/pilgrim scripts, jewelery (thorshammers, rings, etc), belt tips/buckles/mounts, pilgrim badges, coifs, pillbox hats, fuzzy hats, knives, knife/fork eating sets, napkins, dice, rules for games […]

Sylvie’s Feast Planning Cheat Sheet

The Plan: This is the skeleton of the plan when I start. To this plan I can add or remove courses and/or dishes. I can move dishes between courses as appropriate. This is only the plan. Day board(served at 10-12): Meat soup and/or Vegetarian soup […]

Supportive Fitted Under Kirtle

Just a reminder that I have no evidence that this is a “period” practice in ~15th century France (Yes, yes, I know about the Lengberg bra but that’s in Germany/Austria/Bohemia.. not France/Brittany/Netherlands). I just know that I want more support than my current kirtles are […]

Making a kirtle to wear under my kirtles

I’m faced once again with shrinking out of my fitted kirtle (I know, rough problem to have). This means I again need to re-fit my bodice pattern and make new clothes. I hate that. I mean I have four workable if slightly big dresses which […]

Erik’s Waffenrock

Planning began December 9, 2014. Outfit first worn January 3, 2015. Summary While working on the outfits for Coenwulf, Katla and Kolskegg I was repeatedly struck by how very cute it would be if I dressed my son, Erik (13 months), in a waffenrock. Especially […]

Coenwulf’s Waffenrock

Planning began December 2012. Oufit finished November 22, 2014. Summary A while ago Coenwulf traded me a Kitchen Aid mixer for a waffenrock. For many different valid and invalid reasons this has taken a lot longer than expected. Many thanks to Coenwulf for his patience. […]