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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.

Period Tailoring Techniques — making a doublet interior — Part III

On March 17, 2010, Posted by , In 16th century,Blog, tagged in ,,,,, , With Comments Off

Recently I made myself a woman’s doublet based on an extant doublet from the early 17th century. Today I’d like to share with you the period tailoring techniques I employed.

Period Tailoring Techniques — making a doublet interior — Part II

On March 16, 2010, Posted by , In 16th century,Blog, tagged in ,,,,, , With Comments Off

Recently I made myself a woman’s doublet based on an extant doublet from the early 17th century. Today I’d like to share with you the period tailoring techniques I employed.

Period Tailoring Techniques — making a doublet interior — Part I

On March 15, 2010, Posted by , In 16th century,Blog, tagged in ,,,,, , With Comments Off

Tailoring how-tos for how to make a 16th century doublet, from the inside out.

15th Century Doublet Project – Part Ye Seuenthe

On March 11, 2010, Posted by , In Blog,Medieval, tagged in ,, , With Comments Off

Bob has poofy sleeves, come marvel at his spiffyness.

15th Century Doublet Project – Part Ye Sixthe

On March 7, 2010, Posted by , In Blog,Medieval, tagged in ,, , With Comments Off

Bob makes sleeves, take two

15th Century Doublet Project – Part Ye Fifthe

On March 6, 2010, Posted by , In Blog,Medieval, tagged in ,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off

Bob lines his doublet and puts in sleeves.

15th Century Doublet Project – Parte ye Fourthe

On March 5, 2010, Posted by , In Blog,Medieval, tagged in ,, , With Comments Off

Bob can pleat! He pleats his sleeves onto his doublet body.