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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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Japanese Dyestuffs

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

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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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Dos and Don’ts of Japanese Historic Dress

What to wear in Pre-17th century Japan.

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Contemporary Sources of Use to the Japanese Reenactor

Contemporary sources that are useful to Japanese Reenactors.

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Dyeing with Safflower

Kass shares her adventures dyeing with Safflower.

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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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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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What is Traditional Irish Dress

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

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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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A note on the term “Celtic”

Irish Celts? Find out why these terms are incompatible.

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The Invention of Drawstrings and Pleated Sleeves

There were no drawstrings or pleats in the sleeves of Irish leinte. Read and find out where the drawstrings came from.

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A 16th Century Irish Linen Headdress

A 16th Century Irish Linen Headdress

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Proof against the Existence of an Irish Kilt

There was no such thing as an Irish kilt until 1916. Has a kiltmaker tried to snow you lately? Read and find out the truth.

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