Make a simple 15th-century man’s shirt in a few easy steps!
An article of how-tos for the beginning seamstress. How to make your first garb.
Check out this instructional video for how to assemble our Downloadable Patterns. It’s easy!
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…
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.
Wherein Kass redeems herself from the nasty things she said about women’s hunting coats by showcasing three lovely ladies’ riding habits.
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.
Wherein Kass examines five vintage hunt coats, finds a surprise, and learns something about the history of hunt clothing.