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Your First Garb – A 15th century Shirt

On October 31, 2013, Posted by , In Articles,Beginners,Blog,Medieval, tagged in , With Comments Off

Make a simple 15th-century man’s shirt in a few easy steps!

Your First Garb – The Chemise

On October 24, 2013, Posted by , In Beginners,Blog, tagged in ,, , With Comments Off

What is a chemise? How do you make one?

Your First Garb — Getting Started

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

Downloadable Pattern Instructions

On October 7, 2013, Posted by , In Articles,Blog, With 2 Comments

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

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…

Easter Holiday Shipping

On March 25, 2013, Posted by , In Articles, With 1 Comment

Shipping closures over the Easter holiday.

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.

Some 20th century Ladies’ Riding Habits

On November 30, 2011, Posted by , In 20th century, tagged in ,, , With 4 Comments

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

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.

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.