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Early Tudor Project — Katherine of Aragon’s Portrait dated 1502 — Part XV

Kass ponders sleeve construction.

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Early Tudor Project — Katherine of Aragon’s Portrait dated 1502 — Part XIV

Kass adds cartridge pleating!

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Early Tudor Project — Katherine of Aragon’s Portrait dated 1502 — Part XIII

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Early Tudor Project — Katherine of Aragon’s Portrait dated 1502 — Part XIII

Kass experiments with possible sleeve constructions.

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Early Tudor Project — Katherine of Aragon’s Portrait dated 1502 — Part XII

Kass starts working on the skirts.

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Early Tudor Project — Katherine of Aragon’s Portrait dated 1502 — Part XI

Kass works on sleeve shape and bodice shape.

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Early Tudor Project — Katherine of Aragon’s Portrait dated 1502 — Part… whatever

Neckline adjustments and sleeve thoughts.

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Early Tudor Project — Katherine of Aragon’s Portrait dated 1502 — Part X

Kass begins draping Katherine of Aragon's out gown.

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Early Tudor Project — The White Band

Kass discusses the white band! What is that you ask? Read on...

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Early Tudor Project — Katherine of Aragon’s Portrait dated 1502 — Part IX

Lets talk about sleeves Baby, Lets talk about you and me.

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Early Tudor Project — Katherine of Aragon’s Portrait dated 1502 — Part VIII

So how exactly does on construct a Katherine of Aragon overgown? Well Kass is gonna figure it out.

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Early Tudor Project — Katherine of Aragon’s Portrait dated 1502 — Part VII

A side-by-side comparison of what we've got so far.

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Early Tudor Project — Katherine of Aragon’s Portrait dated 1502 — Part VI

Kass embroiders her smock.

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Early Tudor Project — Katherine of Aragon’s Portrait dated 1502 — Part V

Kass works on the mysterious black middle layer.

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Early Tudor Project — Katherine of Aragon’s Portrait dated 1502 — Part IV

Kass works on the bottom yellow layer.

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Early Tudor Project — Katherine of Aragon’s Portrait dated 1502 — Part III

The sewing begins! With the smock. Kass tests out embroidery sizes.

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Early Tudor Project — Katherine of Aragon’s Portrait dated 1502 — Part II

More Philosophizing...

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Early Tudor Project — Katherine of Aragon’s Portrait dated 1502 — Part I

An introduction to Kass' next project, a recreation of Katherine of Aragon from a 1502 portrait. So come on in, fasten your seat belts and hold on! It could be a bumpy ride.

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A Manly Gown

What does a stylish 15th century man wear you ask? Read on...

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The Netherlandish Working Woman’s Outfit — Part 3

The Netherlandish Working Woman's Outfit As Seen in the Works of Pieter Aertsen and Joachim Beuckelaer. The Skirts!

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The Netherlandish Working Woman’s Outfit — Part 1

The Netherlandish Working Woman's Outfit As Seen in the Works of Pieter Aertsen and Joachim Beuckelaer. A summary of the research.

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Too Many Layers — Part 1

The reasons behind clothing layering in the Middle Ages.

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A Saxon Lady’s Outfit As Seen in the Works of Lucas Cranch

A study of the German 16th century dress known as the Cranach Gown

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Evolution of the V-necked Gown

A collection of V-neck gown portraits

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V-necked Thoughts

How did they really cut V-neck gowns?

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