16th Century

When is a hood not a hood? When it’s a bonnet and frontlet.. unless it isn’t.

A while ago I found myself fascinated with a hat. I blame Tullia. Happily the hat is limited both chronologically and geographically. As far as I can tell this headgear was popular from 1485-1515 in northern France/Brittany and the Netherlands. Even more happily that seems […]

Early tudor smock

I need a new smock. Something appropriate to the dress styles I want to recreate from 1485-1515. I skimmed the books I have available and found that I really like the square-necked smock showing in The Queen’s Servant’s (p. 36). It turns out that this […]

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. […]

Katla’s Ärmelrock (sleeved dress)

Work began August 2014. Outfits first worn November 22, 2014. Summary Kolskegg and Katla, the current Prince and Princess of the Mists, asked me to do their stepping down outfits. My work for her outfit consists of an Ärmelrock (sleeved dress). The dress will be […]

Kolskegg’s Outfit

Work began August 2014. Outfits first worn November 22, 2014. Summary Kolskegg and Katla, the current Prince and Princess of the Mists, asked me to do their stepping down outfits. My work for his outfit consists of a high collared hemd (white linen), knee length […]

Link: Cranach Digital Archive

Of immense interest: Cranach Digital Archive

Gollar

Diary started Feb 23, 2010. Gollar first worn Sunday December 4, 2011. Summary German dresses are lovely.. but if you leave your tata’s uncovered they’re going to get cold. I’ve wanted to make a Gollar for a long time. A Gollar is a short, sometimes […]

1517: Landsknecht Reitrock

Diary started Nov 13, 2011. Outfit first worn Jan 7, 2012. Summary Fearghus is on the guard for TRH Uther and Kara. They are stepping up in “late period” and have asked their court and guard to match their colors (black and grey). Fearghus mentioned […]

Re-jiggering the Blue

In May I wore the dress to my brother’s wedding. It worked out wonderfully.. but I noticed that the bodice fit a bit more loose than I’d like. Add to that, the velvet ribbons I used for the guards on the bodice seem to be […]