A 17th century Drawnwork Jacket with Silver Spangles

On May 24, 2014, Posted by , In 17th century, With No Comments

My Next Insanity A Drawn-work Linen Jacket with Silver Spangles Okay…   Now I’ve really gone off the deep end.   You may have read my page on needlelace.   All my friends embroider, but I’m really bad at it.   But in needlelace, I’ve finally found something that appeals…

Steampunk World’s Fair picture post

On May 24, 2011, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in , With No Comments

Much fun was had by all. Look there are even pictures!

Evolution of the V-necked Gown

On May 25, 2008, Posted by , In Medieval, tagged in , , With No Comments

A collection of V-neck gown portraits

Children’s Gown or Undergown

Searching for the undergown of the 15th century V-necked Gown.

V-necked Thoughts

On May 23, 2008, Posted by , In Medieval, tagged in ,,, , With No Comments

How did they really cut V-neck gowns?

If It Ain’t Broke…

On May 22, 2008, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in ,, , With No Comments

A story of period construction techniques and how they often seem strange and “wrong” to modern seamstresses.