Tag Archive: renaissance

Jan 22

‘Tudor Tailor’ kirtle and English Fitted Gown – complete!

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It’s done!  And I must admit, I’m fairly pleased with how it turned out.  Pleased enough that I already have a second ensemble planned out in my head – more neutral tones (a lovely brown/cream herringbone wool for the gown, and something more sedate for the kirtle), which I feel more comfortable in. Atlantia’s Twelfth …

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Aug 26

Hodgepodge garb – putting items together and making do.


This is what we call “throwing money at a problem”. I’m in between sizes right now, so I don’t have a LOT in my closet that fits. I DO , however, have some events that I hope to get to this fall. SO… at the Historic Interpretations garb exchange last weekend, I picked up this …

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Jul 29

This is what happens when we don’t do a toile!


Making progress on the blue rapier armor…. first test run, and overall it’s fine.  However, the sleeve caps got torqued forward an inch, which is going to drive me batty – but I’d have to take the whole damn thing apart to fix it, and I don’t think I’m going to. Other fixes: the breeches …

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Jul 29

Blast from the past!


Carolina Renaissance Festival, 2008 or 2009 – I can’t remember which year, exactly.  Found this on my hard drive.   TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Jul 27

Blue linen rapier armor – progress!


My husband and I are semi-active in the Society for Creative Anachronism – hence, all the funny clothes!  He is a rapier fighter, and has been after me to make him a new rapier suit for years.  Literally, years. I had some free time this June, so he’s finally getting his new suit!  This was …

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Apr 28

IRCC – Post 1

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This year, I’m participating in the Italian Renaissance Costuming Challenge – primarily to get myself out of my sewing rut.  (Well, my sewing-for-myself rut.) Project:  Anyone who has spent any time talking with me about Renaissance clothing knows that I don’t DO fancy-schmancy stuff.  I feel silly wearing it –it feels awkward and just too MUCH.  …

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Feb 11

Atlantian Twelfth Night, 2012

Photo by  Bill Frazer (Baron Bardulf)

Last month, Himself and I went to Atlantia’s Twelfth Night, hosted by our very own Windmaster’s Hill.  It was a beautiful day – we didn’t have anything special planned out, so we spent the day wandering around and chatting with friends.  Baron Bardulf was taking photos, so we took time to have our picture taken. …

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Jan 22

Effigy Corset and Corded Petticoat


It’s been an updatin’ sort of week. New – a writeup on my Effigy Corset and Corded Petticoat. Currently the only photos I have of my Effigy Corset are these, which were taken in December 2007 – before I put the binding on. Obviously. 😉 The ‘Effigy Corset’ is one of the few extant 16th …

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