Somewhere in the Victorian era, people started coming up with ideas for making corsets more comfortable to wear. Gigglishiously ironical … More
The first steel, front-fastening busk was invented in 1829. (Waugh, 79) They’re nifty little beasties, especially at the end of … More
Sometimes, you need a knicker, or some other relatively non-denominational short, slightly poofy pantlet with a cuff at the bottom, … More
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.
This sort of little flat cap, with a proper (stiffened) brim shows up on and off throughout history. It’s easy to put together, and a smarter look than a Biggins for the ren-faire crowd.
The Floppy Gathered Hat is a rather unstructured, lower-class looking hat. There’s nothing pretentious about it, especially when it’s made up in a soft fabric.
For those of you out there who do Rev or Civ war stuff, this might come in handy. It’s basic, … More
This charming little headcovering is a northern version of the Simple Caul, seen in a number of flemish paintings. Like … More
A beret is, well, it’s a beret. They’re useful for a variety of fashion and theatrical situations, and more modern periods of historical re-enactment. This is one method for making them, though certainly not the only one.