16th Century, Antwerpen

Rust Antwerpen Market Gown

Rust linen Antwerpen gown started May 16, 2018. First wearing May 27, 2018. Not yet finished (still need to add lining). I need a new dress. Well a whole new wardrobe, but one thing at a time. Last year I lost 65 lbs (I am doing low-carb, it works well for me) and I’m still trying to lose weight so…

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16th Century, Antwerpen

Antwerpen gown epiphany

I’ve had this thing that I’ve been kicking around for a while. I’m working on my Antwerpen gown and I’ve been kind of stuck trying to figure out what was going on with the front of the dress under the laces. This is the same thing that puzzled me when I made Cranach/Saxony style dresses(here and here). There’s {something} under…

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Antwerpen

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. I get cold. It’s a normal consequence of staying up late in the night when…

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Waisted Kirtle

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 on (at length) about the issues I was seeing with the L measurement coming out…

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Gown

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.” Pictures from the PPF-Burgundy The Perfectly Period Feast is an event that happens in the West about every two…

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Waisted Kirtle

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 supportive bodice”. Honestly I’m a bit gobsmacked that removing that little bit from each side…

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