Black Waisted Kirtle

Side-Laced Cotehardies as maternity wear

Well now.. I wish I’d seen this 4 months ago. At this point (7-ish weeks from due date) I won’t be altering any of my cotehardies.. but if I’d seen this a while ago I’d’ve added side lacings to my cotehardies and continued to […]

Waisting Away: Pics or it never happened

I ended up finishing the hat in the hotel room on Friday night but the dress was done before then. I wore this dress on the Sunday of Cynagua Spring Coronet 2012 to act as inspiration for my Lord Fearghus MacAirt. Fearghus went to finals […]

Waist not..want not

I am a big giant dumb ass with OCD tendencies that run amok. So I’m working on this 15th century linen kirtle. The bodice is two layers.. and the skirt is a single layer. A while back I decided that I’d use a binding on […]

Once twice.. three times…

I’m making good progress on my waisted cotehardie. I badly wanted to wear it this last weekend (very hot Mist/Cyn war).. but sadly it’s still far from being done. I finished sewing down the binding strip between the skirt and bodice and -then- I tried […]

Black shall be the color

Ok.. all productivity was put on hold during the move. Luckily the move is done now.. now it’s just the interminable unpacking. Anyway. I’ve decided I want to wear my black waisted cotehardie for Cynaguan Coronet May 25-28. A while ago, when I thought I’d […]

Sunshine inspired productivity

I had a relaxing weekend at home. It’s rare. In fact since the beginning of the year this is only the second weekend I’ve been at home… and the first weekend was the weekend where we did an open house.. so that doesn’t really count.

Abortive beginnings

Diary started June 23, 2011 Black short-sleeved waisted cotehardie started March 5, 2012, finished May 23, 2012. I’ve spent quite a while thinking about this and finally set to work on this a few night ago. I have a bodice which I’ve used for my […]

15th century waisted kirtle

Summary Once upon a very long time ago I made and wore a cotehardie. Unfortunately I didn’t think that cotehardies are particularly flattering on me. After the yellow cotehardie I wore a lot of basic tunics.. and finally started making German gowns. The bodice on […]