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Your First Garb – A 15th century Shirt

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

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Your First Garb — Getting Started

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

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15th Century Doublet Project – Part Ye Seuenthe

Bob has poofy sleeves, come marvel at his spiffyness.

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15th Century Doublet Project – Part Ye Sixthe

Bob makes sleeves, take two

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15th Century Doublet Project – Part Ye Fifthe

Bob lines his doublet and puts in sleeves.

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15th Century Doublet Project – Parte ye Thirde

Bob is forced to seek collar help from the great and powerful Oz.

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15th Century Doublet Project – Parte ye Fourthe

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

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And Sew It Begins — The 15th century Doublet Project

There goes Bob again! Herein he cues you all in on his next grand project.

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Bob Strikes Again!

He's baaaAaack!

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Dress Like a Peasant – Parte Ye Sext

The sixth installment in the series highlighting our new sewing project! See Kass's husband Bob use Reconstructing History products, like bronze needles, linen thread and wool flannel, to make RH004 - 14th to 16th Century Peasant Man - from the skin out.

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Dress Like a Peasant – Parte Ye Laste

The seventh installment in the series highlighting our new sewing project! See Kass's husband Bob use Reconstructing History products, like bronze needles, linen thread and wool flannel, to make RH004 - 14th to 16th Century Peasant Man - from the skin out.

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Dress Like a Peasant – Parte Ye Fifthe

The second installment in the series highlighting our new sewing project! See Kass's husband Bob use Reconstructing History products, like bronze needles, linen thread and wool flannel, to make RH004 - 14th to 16th Century Peasant Man - from the skin out.

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Dress Like a Peasant – Parte Ye Forth

The second installment in the series highlighting our new sewing project! See Kass's husband Bob use Reconstructing History products, like bronze needles, linen thread and wool flannel, to make RH004 - 14th to 16th Century Peasant Man - from the skin out.

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Dress Like a Peasant – Parte Ye Third

The Third installment in the series highlighting our new sewing project! See Kass's husband Bob use Reconstructing History products, like bronze needles, linen thread and wool flannel, to make RH004 - 14th to 16th Century Peasant Man - from the skin out.

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Dress Like a Peasant – Parte Ye Seconde

The second installment in the series highlighting our new sewing project! See Kass's husband Bob use Reconstructing History products, like bronze needles, linen thread and wool flannel, to make RH004 - 14th to 16th Century Peasant Man - from the skin out.

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Dress Like a Peasant – Parte Ye Firste

Our new sewing project! See Kass's husband Bob use Reconstructing History products, like bronze needles, linen thread and wool flannel, to make RH004 - 14th to 16th Century Peasant Man - from the skin out.

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Coming Next Week — A New Sewing Project!

Are you intimidated by sewing projects? Well, our next project is designed just for you. Read on...

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A Manly Gown

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

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Too Many Layers — Part 1

The reasons behind clothing layering in the Middle Ages.

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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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15th century clothing

Here's a brief article on my love for 15th century clothing and how I propose to test it on my willing "victims".

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Pattern History

Patterns have only been commercially available since the late 19th century when companies began to produce patterns intended for homemaker use. But the history of patterns stretches far back through the centuries. As apprentices, tailors learned how to take a customer's measurements and draft the pieces that would make up the clothing to be constructed. The patterns a tailor made during his apprenticeship would often stay with him throughout his entire career. Needless to say, patterns were closely-guarded commodities and were not shared for fear of losing business.

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Your First Garb — A Beginner’s Guide to Historic Clothing

Are you new to medieval re-enactment? Are you frustrated, tired, and don't have time to do all this research just to go to your first event? Never fear. I'm here to help you!

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An Unseamly Mistake — Seam Topstitching

Debunking the myth of top-stitching down all your seams.

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