In part two of pattern drafting, we move from measurements to creating a basic front and back block, a mockup, fitting and creating a final pattern, with seven step-by-step videos.
Before you can draft your own, personalized pattern, you have to take measurements. Marion walks you through this easy process in a few short video tutorials.
Transform humble string into braids, cords, ties and fastenings for your historic costumes with Gina's guide to custom laces which add strength and color.
The chaperon was a popular men's hat in mid-15th century Europe. Constance introduces her interpretation of this iconic medieval style of headwear.
A good hairstyle helps create the perfect impression. Sarah shares some appropriate hairstyles for women in Spain during the late 15th and early 16th centuries.
Iberian women pursued beauty and the feminine ideal as much as ladies today. Sarah explores the makeup and cosmetics used in 15th and 16th century Spain.
How does one choose which embroidery thread to use for a project? Sunny does it by trying every one she can find for her 12th century bliaut. Read on to find out what she thought.
Mention a medieval dress to someone, and odds are they'll imagine a bliaut. Izabela walks us through the construction of this iconic 12th century dress.
Early medieval clothing: a potato sack with a girdle? Not necessarily: here lies an astonishing wealth of fabric, colour & detail.
Discussing the cut of a late medieval kirtle and a very popular V neck gown, often simply referred to as the Burgundian gown.
Study & construction of these two garments, plus how to make a fashionable gown/jacket worn over the doublet.
In this extensive beginner's guide, we'll look at lucet cording, fancy braiding and inkle and tablet weaving.
Building on her investigations into the evolution of women’s clothing in the sixteenth century, Julia now looks at the male wardrobe in the Tudor and Elizabethan periods.
Spanish Renaissance style can be tough to identify. Kate continues her field guide to Hispano-Flemish style by looking at men's fashions in 15th and 16th century Spain.
Spanish Renaissance clothing can be difficult to identify at first glance. Kate gives us a field guide to Hispano-Flemish ladies' style of the 15th & 16th centuries.
Marion interviews Janet Arnold Award recipient Tasha Kelly about her research and experiences in the world of medieval re-enactment and arming clothes.
Marion talks to Jenny Tiramani of the Globe Theatre in London - custodian of the Janet Arnold Archive, and one of the founders of the School of Historical Dress.