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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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Dress Like a Peasant – Parte Ye Sext

The sixth installment in the series highlighting our new sewing project! See Kass's husband Bob use Reconstructing History products, like bronze needles, linen thread and wool flannel, to make RH004 - 14th to 16th Century Peasant Man - from the skin out.

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Dress Like a Peasant – Parte Ye Laste

The seventh installment in the series highlighting our new sewing project! See Kass's husband Bob use Reconstructing History products, like bronze needles, linen thread and wool flannel, to make RH004 - 14th to 16th Century Peasant Man - from the skin out.

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Dress Like a Peasant – Parte Ye Fifthe

The second installment in the series highlighting our new sewing project! See Kass's husband Bob use Reconstructing History products, like bronze needles, linen thread and wool flannel, to make RH004 - 14th to 16th Century Peasant Man - from the skin out.

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Dress Like a Peasant – Parte Ye Forth

The second installment in the series highlighting our new sewing project! See Kass's husband Bob use Reconstructing History products, like bronze needles, linen thread and wool flannel, to make RH004 - 14th to 16th Century Peasant Man - from the skin out.

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Dress Like a Peasant – Parte Ye Third

The Third installment in the series highlighting our new sewing project! See Kass's husband Bob use Reconstructing History products, like bronze needles, linen thread and wool flannel, to make RH004 - 14th to 16th Century Peasant Man - from the skin out.

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Dress Like a Peasant – Parte Ye Seconde

The second installment in the series highlighting our new sewing project! See Kass's husband Bob use Reconstructing History products, like bronze needles, linen thread and wool flannel, to make RH004 - 14th to 16th Century Peasant Man - from the skin out.

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Dress Like a Peasant – Parte Ye Firste

Our new sewing project! See Kass's husband Bob use Reconstructing History products, like bronze needles, linen thread and wool flannel, to make RH004 - 14th to 16th Century Peasant Man - from the skin out.

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Coming Next Week — A New Sewing Project!

Are you intimidated by sewing projects? Well, our next project is designed just for you. Read on...

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Five Things To Improve Your Ren Faire Outfit

Five simple things you can do to improve your Ren Faire outfit.

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Your First Garb — A Beginner’s Guide to Historic Clothing

Are you new to medieval re-enactment? Are you frustrated, tired, and don't have time to do all this research just to go to your first event? Never fear. I'm here to help you!

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Handstitching Basics — Background

A beginners guide to hand-stitching.

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Handstitching Basics — Getting Started

To hand-sew well one must start with the perfect knot.

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Handstitching Basics — First Stitches

A how-to article showing beginners how to handsew using period accurate stitches.

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Handstitching Basics — More Stitches

The basic back stitch, used for seams that require strength is the second most popular stitch in handsewing. Learn how here!

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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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How-to — Knife Pleating

A how-to article describing how to make knife pleats.

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Authenticity 101

This article is in preparation for an SCA class on how to be more authentic in your dress, accoutrements, and persona. It's an article for beginners and for people who have been around for a long time but who would like to be more authentic. Here are some suggestions on how to start. Use them in good health. And smile. It's fun!

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Good Research Techniques

11 Habits of Highly successful researchers

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