Nothing makes a pant look as fantastically olde-timey as a fall front. Unfortunately, a real fall front is a pain … More
Happy Valentine’s Day! Let’s talk about something that makes my little costumer’s heart go pitter-patter: the Effigy Corset. I’ve had … More
I’ve been doing some background work for a project, and I had to do up a Conic Block for Lizzle. … More
I realize that instructions are far more helpful when you can print them out and put them on the worktable … More
Now that I’ve got all the photography done, it’s time to pick up where we left off in The Basic … More
For several hundred years, beginning where the High Middle Ages met the Renaissance and continuing through the eve of the … More
I love this type of hat. It’s sort of the pimp-daddy of Elizabethan headwear, and I really think they should be more popular with rennies than they are.
This is a cute, easy little hat. If, for some reason, you only wanted to learn one kind of hat for your ‘bethan costuming, this would be it. The shape of the hat really responds to the fabric it’s made from – with a stiffer fabric, it has height and sophistication, and with a thinner fabric it’s totally flopsy and common.
This is a slightly untidy look that’s great for characters who are a little down on their luck, generally dishevelled, countrified, or who generally wish to convey that "aiming for fashion but missing" appeal.
This is a soft, unstructured little hat that shows up on and off throughout history (especially when “history” is being portrayed on a stage). It’s easy, it’s fast, and it can be done up entirely on a sewing machine.