Constance MacKenzie

Interpretation of the Medieval Chaperon

Interpretation of the Medieval Chaperon

The chaperon was a popular men's hat in mid-15th century Europe. Constance introduces her interpretation of this iconic medieval style of headwear.

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Setting 16th Century Ruffs

Setting 16th Century Ruffs

Once you've made a ruff, it just needs starching and setting. Constance shows us how to finish off this most iconic of garments to compliment your Tudor costumes.

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Making 16th Century Ruffs

Making 16th Century Ruffs

Few garments are as instantly recognizable as the 16th century ruff. Constance shows us how to make the perfect finishing touch to your Elizabethan costume.

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The Cage Crinoline, Part 3

The Cage Crinoline, Part 3

Constance concludes her exploration of the Victorian cage crinoline with the recreation of a large covered crinoline from 1868.

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The Cage Crinoline, Part 1

The Cage Crinoline, Part 1

Constance explores how, during the mid C1800s, skirts expanded - supported firstly by stiff petticoats and then cage crinolines.

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The Cage Crinoline, Part 2

The Cage Crinoline, Part 2

Constance MacKenzie continues exploring the crinoline's development, making a light & collapsible Victorian cage crinoline.

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Creating a Vintage Wardrobe

Creating a Vintage Wardrobe

Have you ever wanted to take your love of period clothing into everyday life, but felt overwhelmed? Constance shows us how.

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British VAD Uniform, Part 4

British VAD Uniform, Part 4

Constance finalises her reconstruction of a WWI Voluntary Aid Division nursing uniform with the apron, cap and accessories.

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British VAD Uniform, Part 3

British VAD Uniform, Part 3

Constance continues her exploration of a WWI VAD nurses uniform with the construction of the dresses' shirtwaist bodice.

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British VAD Uniform, Part 2

British VAD Uniform, Part 2

Constance continues her exploration of the WWI VAD nursing uniform with the construction of the undergarments.

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British VAD Uniform, Part 1

British VAD Uniform, Part 1

Following our series on a WWI Australian Nurse's uniform, Constance explores the British Voluntary Aid Detachment uniform.

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Fabric Shopping in London

Fabric Shopping in London

A visit to London is the perfect time to enhance one's stash. Constance takes us on a tour of the city's best places for fabric shopping!

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