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Common Women’s Clothing in the Early to Mid-17th century

An analysis of the clothing of the early to mid-17th century (1620s-1650s) based on the depictions of common women in genre art.

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Common Men’s Clothing in the Early to Mid-17th century

Common Men's clothing in the Early to Mid-17th century.

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How-to — Cartridge Pleating

Cartridge pleating provides authentic shaping to many seventeenth century garments, including petticoats, ruffs, and gowns. This style of pleating can be recognized by its distinctive figure-8 fold. Although it is a time consuming and labor intensive process, the actual method of forming the pleats is simple.

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The Restoration of the Monarchy 1660-1679

A definition of the Restoration Period.

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Cross Dressing?

An 18th century Man's Shirt Becomes a 17th century Woman's Shift

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Sources for Information on Clothing During the Thirty Years War and the Commonwealth Period

A list of Books useful to 17th century reenactors.

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The English Civil War and Interregnum 1642-1659

The Aesthetic of the ECW and interregnum.

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A Gallery of 17th century troops

A gallery of 17th Century troops

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Stitching Pretty

needle-based embellishment in the 17th century.

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Internet Sources for Information on Clothing During the Thirty Years War and the Commonwealth Period

A list of sources useful to 17th century reenactors.

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The Jacobean Period 1603-1625

The aesthetic of the Jacobean Period.

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The Stuart Period 1625-1642

The aesthetic of the Stuart Period.

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Fashion in Flux

The evolution of fashion in the 17th century.

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