I have reenacted the Tudor period at Kentwell Hall since 2005 and have been costuming ever since. I started reenacting other eras of history with different groups - Roman, a bit of Medieval and WW2.
This blog is designed to follow my progress in making various items of clothing for the events I do, and to also give me a reminder of how I made it!
The blog starts with my 1535 Gentry Gown.
Another piece to add to my housemaid wardrobe - a cap. Made pretty much the same way as my C18th one here except it's made from muslin, I only have one ruffle and the bag piece is half oval shape rather than semi-circle.
The cap is actually too small really, but then I'm rubbish at making headwear because a majority of it ends up being too small. With a little ingenuity, I have got it to fit and I'll also add button loops so I can slide in kirby grips discretely. It also needs an iron!