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Your First Garb – The Tunic of Saint Louis

A basic Tunic, suitable for under or outer-wear! As featured in our E-Newsletter, Historically Speaking - have you signed up yet?

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Your First Garb – A 15th century Shirt

Make a simple 15th-century man's shirt in a few easy steps!

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Your First Garb – The Chemise

What is a chemise? How do you make one?

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Podcast Episode IV – The Voyage For Coffee

Wherein you can listen to Episode IV of our exciting, entertaining podcast! Kass & Bob discuss events, upcoming releases, and give you the giggles.

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More greyhound sewing tips

Another one of the hounds is introduced as we ramp up to the first of our long-awaited pattern alteration videos.

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Podcast Episode III – The Wrath of … Episode III.

Wherein is discussed historical tailoring, coffee, and other stuff. Coupon codes, too!

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Steampunk

Are you in love with the Age of Steam? Does the Victorian period trip your fancy? From sewing patterns and do-it-yourself gear to complete Steampunk and Dieselpunk outfits, we are the online store for you! Reconstructing History Patterns are based on surviving garments and each pattern contains both modern and period construction techniques. Our Steampunk gear has been...

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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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15th Century Doublet Project – Part Ye Seuenthe

Bob has poofy sleeves, come marvel at his spiffyness.

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15th Century Doublet Project – Part Ye Sixthe

Bob makes sleeves, take two

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15th Century Doublet Project – Part Ye Fifthe

Bob lines his doublet and puts in sleeves.

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15th Century Doublet Project – Parte ye Fourthe

Bob can pleat! He pleats his sleeves onto his doublet body.

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15th Century Doublet Project – Parte ye Thirde

Bob is forced to seek collar help from the great and powerful Oz.

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And Sew It Begins — The 15th century Doublet Project

There goes Bob again! Herein he cues you all in on his next grand project.

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Bob Strikes Again!

He's baaaAaack!

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RH goes Victorian!

We're Very pleased to announce that RH is now carrying Truly Victorian!

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Clothing History

Information on clothing history

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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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