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Wool gown finished

Friday evening, while at NASFiC, I finished the wool gown. I wore it all day Saturday. Now, the end result is not exactly what I wanted. The sleeves are narrower than they really ought to be, because I was a smidge … Continue reading

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Wool gown progress

The wool gown is coming along pretty well. On Thursday, I finished pad stitching the bodice interlining. Over the weekend, I attached the lining, and then attached the fashion fabric. Now I’m hemming one edge of each skirt panel (they’re … Continue reading

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The “Elizabethan Seam” and outer garments

Twice in the last week, I’ve seen a link to Mistress Isobel’s “The Elizabethan Seam” with the question “well, yes, we’ve all seen this in smocks and shirts, but is there any extant example that isn’t a smock or a shirt?” … Continue reading

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Italian Renaissance Costuming Challenge and pattern mucking

The 4th annual Italian Renaissance Costuming Challenge, by Realm of Venus, has begun. On the spur of the moment, I decided to enter. The challenge is to make a 4-layer Italian Renaissance outfit in 4 months, starting June 1, ending … Continue reading

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Studying Hairnets

Lately I’ve been researching hairnets. I own two crocheted snoods, but there is no evidence of crocheted snoods in period, and little in the way of solid evidence of crochet at all (most would say there is none before 1800, … Continue reading

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