Book Nerding

Book Nerding: The Modern Maker Vol. 2: Pattern Manual 1580-1640

Looking through “The Modern Maker Vol. 2: Pattern Manual 1580-1640”
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Although it’s not the first book I’d suggest you get this should definitely be in your library if you are at all interested in late period clothing. A mind-blowing book which includes drafts made with bara method from five different late-16th/17th century tailoring manual for many different articles of clothing for men and women.

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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