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Some Early Modern Stitching…

It was long thought that the most common stitch on early modern garments was the running stitch. Recent re-examinations have shown that this is inaccurate. Those who have tried to sew their replica garments using only running stitches will not be surprised. Even if one makes the stitches 2mm to 4mm apart, the running stitch simply isn’t strong enough to take...

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Period Tailoring Techniques — making a doublet interior — Part III

Recently I made myself a woman's doublet based on an extant doublet from the early 17th century. Today I'd like to share with you the period tailoring techniques I employed.

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Period Tailoring Techniques — making a doublet interior — Part II

Recently I made myself a woman's doublet based on an extant doublet from the early 17th century. Today I'd like to share with you the period tailoring techniques I employed.

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Period Tailoring Techniques — making a doublet interior — Part I

Tailoring how-tos for how to make a 16th century doublet, from the inside out.

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Dressing Ye Part — Part Eight

Being a Treatise on the Clothing Befitting a shop Proprietess in the late 16th and 17th centuries. We're up to fittings

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Dressing Ye Part — Part Seven

Being a Treatise on the Clothing Befitting a shop Proprietess in the late 16th and 17th centuries. There's doublet construction happening.

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Dressing Ye Part — Part Six

Being a Treatise on the Clothing Befitting a shop Proprietess in the late 16th and 17th centuries. Kass makes a lovely Jacobean jacket from RH201

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Dressing Ye Part — Part Five

Being a Treatise on the Clothing Befitting a shop Proprietess in the late 16th and 17th centuries. In this episode our heroine makes a soft ruff.

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Dressing Ye Part — Part Four

Being a Treatise on the Clothing Befitting a shop Proprietess in the late 16th and 17th centuries. We're up to attaching the bodice to the skirt.

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Dressing Ye Part — Part Three

Being a Treatise on the Clothing Befitting a shop Proprietess in the late 16th and 17th centuries. Lets make some skirt!

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Dressing Ye Part — Part Two

Being a Treatise on the Clothing Befitting a shop Proprietess in the late 16th and 17th centuries.

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Dressing Ye Part — Part One

Being a Treatise on the Clothing Befitting a shop Proprietess in the late 16th and 17th centuries. Kass plans an outfit that goes with what she is, a merchant.

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Early Tudor Project — Katherine of Aragon’s Portrait dated 1502 — Part XVII

Almost done, just the fabulous hat left to go!

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Early Tudor Project — Katherine of Aragon’s Portrait dated 1502 — Part XVI

Kass is up to the sleeves! Or should we say sleevils.

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Early Tudor Project — Katherine of Aragon’s Portrait dated 1502 — Part XV

Kass ponders sleeve construction.

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Early Tudor Project — Katherine of Aragon’s Portrait dated 1502 — Part XIV

Kass adds cartridge pleating!

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Early Tudor Project — Katherine of Aragon’s Portrait dated 1502 — Part XIII

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Early Tudor Project — Katherine of Aragon’s Portrait dated 1502 — Part XIII

Kass experiments with possible sleeve constructions.

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Early Tudor Project — Katherine of Aragon’s Portrait dated 1502 — Part XII

Kass starts working on the skirts.

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Early Tudor Project — Katherine of Aragon’s Portrait dated 1502 — Part XI

Kass works on sleeve shape and bodice shape.

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Early Tudor Project — Katherine of Aragon’s Portrait dated 1502 — Part… whatever

Neckline adjustments and sleeve thoughts.

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Early Tudor Project — Katherine of Aragon’s Portrait dated 1502 — Part X

Kass begins draping Katherine of Aragon's out gown.

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Early Tudor Project — The White Band

Kass discusses the white band! What is that you ask? Read on...

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Early Tudor Project — Katherine of Aragon’s Portrait dated 1502 — Part IX

Lets talk about sleeves Baby, Lets talk about you and me.

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Early Tudor Project — Katherine of Aragon’s Portrait dated 1502 — Part VIII

So how exactly does on construct a Katherine of Aragon overgown? Well Kass is gonna figure it out.

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