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A 17th century Drawnwork Jacket with Silver Spangles

On May 24, 2014, Posted by , In 17th century, With No Comments

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…

Some Early Modern Stitching…

On September 12, 2013, Posted by , In 16th century,17th century,Articles,Blog, With 3 Comments

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…

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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!