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

Kass embroiders her smock.

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

Kass works on the mysterious black middle layer.

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

Kass works on the bottom yellow layer.

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

The sewing begins! With the smock. Kass tests out embroidery sizes.

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

More Philosophizing...

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

An introduction to Kass' next project, a recreation of Katherine of Aragon from a 1502 portrait. So come on in, fasten your seat belts and hold on! It could be a bumpy ride.

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A Manly Gown

What does a stylish 15th century man wear you ask? Read on...

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Too Many Layers — Part 1

The reasons behind clothing layering in the Middle Ages.

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A Saxon Lady’s Outfit As Seen in the Works of Lucas Cranch

A study of the German 16th century dress known as the Cranach Gown

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Evolution of the V-necked Gown

A collection of V-neck gown portraits

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V-necked Thoughts

How did they really cut V-neck gowns?

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The 1-2-3s of Japanese — a how-to guide for beginners

A look at Historical Japanese costume aimed for beginners.

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A Brief History of Japanese Clothing

This article provides a brief overview of Japanese clothing from ancient times until the beginning of the "modern" Tokugawa period in the 17th century.

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Then and Now — Common Mistakes in Japanese Historical Clothing

This article is very useful to the student of Japanese historical clothing. It points out the differences between modern garments and their historical counterparts which may have had the same name.

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Dyeing with Safflower

Kass shares her adventures dyeing with Safflower.

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Contemporary Sources of Use to the Japanese Reenactor

Contemporary sources that are useful to Japanese Reenactors.

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Dos and Don’ts of Japanese Historic Dress

What to wear in Pre-17th century Japan.

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An Annotated Bibliography of Japanese Costume Books

This article contains a list of books, with descriptions, of Japanese costume interest.

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Japanese Dyestuffs

What dyes did they use in historic Japan? Read on..

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15th century clothing

Here's a brief article on my love for 15th century clothing and how I propose to test it on my willing "victims".

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What is Traditional Irish Dress

Irish Traditional Dress -- what it is and what it is not.

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The Dungiven Costume — a 16thc Anglo-Irish Man’s Outfit

A farmer near Dungiven, County Derry brought into the Belfast Museum and Art Gallery a suit of clothes that he found while digging peat on his farm. The clothing found consisted of a woolen semi-circular cloak, a jacket, tartan trews, and a leather belt

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An Leine Crioch — The Irish Leine in the 16th century

The Irish leine in the 16th century was a full-bodied shirt-like garment of linen.

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What We Wear at Reenactments

Reconstructing History provides historical documentation and information on historical clothing to re-enactors and the just-plain-curious to help them learn about historical clothing and construct accurate replicas of this garb for living history demonstrations.

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The Carnamoyle Stockings — 16thc Knit Wool Hose

The Carnamoyle Stocking is a fragmentary knitted wool stocking from the 16th or 17th century in Ireland.

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