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A 17th century Drawnwork Jacket with Silver Spangles

My Next Insanity A Drawn-work Linen Jacket with Silver Spangles Okay…   Now I’ve really gone off the deep end.   You may have read my page on needlelace.   All my friends embroider, but I’m really bad at it.   But in needlelace, I’ve finally found something that appeals to my meticulous nature without actually being embroidery (which for some...

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Golden Age of Travel prequel — vintage hiking wear for men

So what will Bob be wearing on Kass' vintage walking holiday? Find out!

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Golden Age of Travel Birthday prequel — vintage hiking headwear

When battling the elements in vintage dress on the English downs, what do you wear on your head? Check it out!

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Golden Age of Travel Birthday prequel — vintage hiking footwear

What do you wear on your feet when hiking in vintage togs? Read this and find out!

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Golden Age of Travel Birthday prequel — early 20th century outdoor wear — Part 2

What do you wear in the unpredictable English autumn? Read on and find out!

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Golden Age of Travel Birthday prequel — early 20th century outdoor wear — Part 1

What does one wear on an early 20th century walking holiday? Check our blog and find out!

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Golden Age of Travel Birthday prequel — a 1930s hiking holiday

Kass is planning on a "test" vintage holiday this October. Read on to see exactly what it is...

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Golden Age of Travel Dream Birthday REDUX

Remember Kass's Dream Birthday Trip? Read and find out what happened!

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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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Your First Garb — Getting Started

An article of how-tos for the beginning seamstress. How to make your first garb.

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Downloadable Pattern Instructions

Check out this instructional video for how to assemble our Downloadable Patterns.  It's easy!

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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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Easter Holiday Shipping

Shipping closures over the Easter holiday.

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A History of Ladies’ Riding Jackets

Ever wonder why women dress how they do when horseback riding? Curious as to the history of equestrian gear? Here is a quick history of ladies' riding habits from the archives of Reconstructing History.

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Some 20th century Ladies’ Riding Habits

Wherein Kass redeems herself from the nasty things she said about women's hunting coats by showcasing three lovely ladies' riding habits.

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The History of the Frock Coat — Part 1

Ever wonder how the frock coat came to be? Wonder why late Victorian frock coats look nothing like late 17th century frock coats? Here is a quick history of the frock coat from the archives of Reconstructing History.

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A Study in Scarlet — an examination of five vintage hunt coats

Wherein Kass examines five vintage hunt coats, finds a surprise, and learns something about the history of hunt clothing.

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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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