Book Nerding

Book Nerding: The Modern Maker Vol. 1: Men’s Doublet

Looking through “The Modern Maker Vol. 1: Men’s Doublet”
Available on Amazon:

A mind-blowing book about how to draft, cut out and sew a late-16th century Spanish doublet using late period tailoring techniques and patterns made with bara method.

Metal pattern drafting rulers:
1 ½” wide grosgrain ribbon for bara tapes:

Because I mentioned it, here also is the link to MMvol2

Gnagy, Mathew. The Modern Maker Vol. 2: Pattern Manual 1580-1640: Men’s and women’s drafts from the late 16th through mid 17th centuries.Charleston SC: Printed by, 2018. Print. Available on Amazon:

First, This is a very stressful time. Everyone deals with it differently and no one stress-reliever is right for everyone. Once your life basics are covered (food, shelter, income) you get to decide what you want or need to do. Crafting, teaching, virtual hangouts (and recording that) can be self-help. It can also be that one more thing that adds to your stress. Do the things that bring you happiness and reach out to your family and community if you need help.

Second, Costuming in the SCA is a sliding scale. It goes from “attempt” all the way up to “looks like you stepped out of a painting”. You get to choose where you set your clothing bar and you are the only one who can say whether you’ve reached your bar or not. With that in mind.. my blogging and these videos are not meant to intimidate or to demean anyone’s attempt. This is my best effort to offer what I know and what I’ve learned and hope that it can help someone else.

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