Author: Sylvie

Scholar’s hat: My first completed knitting project

Scholar’s hat: My first completed knitting project

Started on 4/8/2018. Finished 4/22/2018. Technically this is not the first thing I have ever knit. It is the first thing I’ve completed. About 5 years ago Christian de Holacombe attempted to teach me to knit at a West/An Tir sock wars. I remember doing […]

16th c. German Annotated Bibliography

16th c. German Annotated Bibliography

An annotated bibliography of books and articles about 16th century German clothing and finds.

“Cut the dog off the loom”

“Cut the dog off the loom”

Early this year we re-did my sewingroom/office (hereafter referred to as “The Study”). I don’t have any “real” before pictures. I have picture from when we moved into the house and the room was empty and pristine(and carpeted). Right before the re-do my sewing room […]

Apprenticing Eva Hundsdotter

Apprenticing Eva Hundsdotter

On the 24th day of March Anno Societatis LII, 2018 in the common reckoning, on the Sitientes which is the eve of the Feast of the Annunciation, the feast day of St. Hildelith, abbess of Barking Hereford, at the March Crown of the West Kingdom, […]

Red Wool Antwerpen Jacket

Red Wool Antwerpen Jacket

Red wool antwerpen jacket started March 6, 2018. Not yet finished. “My hand to God, I will never be cold again.” – Me at my last camping event (and frankly a bunch before that but this time I really mean it). So ok. I camp. […]

Underbodice Again (I seriously need to get faster at making dresses)

Underbodice Again (I seriously need to get faster at making dresses)

We keep meeting here. I’ve often joked that every time I fit myself for a new self-supportive kirtle I lose 50 lbs (friends have also remarked that if that really worked then they would never stop fitting themselves for new kirtles). So here I am […]

Walking it back

Walking it back

In my last post about my new bodice fitting based on the methods described in Mathew Gnagy’s book “The Modern Maker” and the pattern published on his facebook page (the pattern which will be included in his soon to be published pattern book(!!!)) I went […]

Projects for Perfectly Period Feast – Burgundy

Projects for Perfectly Period Feast – Burgundy

“The West Kingdom Perfect Period Feast – Burgundy Guild (PPF-Burgundy Guild) is dedicated to exploring the time and culture of Burgundy in the fifteenth century with a goal of producing a Perfectly Period Feast on the theme in Fall of 2017.” The Perfectly Period Feast […]

Just a bit off the sides

Just a bit off the sides

Sneaky, sneaky, sneaky. Pictured here is the amount of fabric I removed from both sides of ONLY the front pattern piece of the bodice that took it from “filling in the cone in a not entirely flattering manner” and “actually working as a flattering and […]

“Yes, but where do my boobs go?” Part 2

“Yes, but where do my boobs go?” Part 2

After much thrashing about I’ve finally landed on a “Low-neck bodice” pattern that’s close to fitting me. Close.. but not quite there. Our story so far: (see also Part 1) I need a new kirtle. I’ve lost 50 lbs and my old kirtles are just […]