Monthly Archives: June 2012

mend and do! Sept 2012

Well, I decided before getting too carried away with making some new things for next year that I should,really, fix the things from this year! Not too much needs a major fix, but lots of little fixes. The only real … Continue reading

Posted in clothing, Kentwell 1556, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Moth Alert!

Hmm, winter is coming and I have had a definite sighting of a clothes eating moth! This is the beast! Is my wool safe? Is it secure? Unfortunately not, I have piles of it about. mostly in the sunlight – … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Making Tudor Costume – Year 2 [ Kentwell 1559] 2013

Having re-enacted this year and looked most closely at various clothes others were wearing, i have a list of what I will make for next year. definites: 2 x posh shifts for SB – possibly a square neck one and … Continue reading

Posted in clothing | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

A onepiece tudor linen coif [Kentwell 1559]

Having successfully clothed the 4 of us for Kentwell in 2012/1556 I have returned to make some improvements for next year! [or maybe even Michaelmas if we do that] . On my list is to try a few coif designs … Continue reading

Posted in clothing, Kentwell 1559 | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Higher Class Tudor Shift – [ Kentwell 1559]

sewing for Kentwell 2013 has begun in seriousness. I have begun a rather posher shift for SB that I hope to take to open day and see what Bess makes of it. Hopefully it wont need too much reworking! If … Continue reading

Posted in clothing, Kentwell 1559, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

A lower to middle class partlet [Kentwell 1559]

This was for SB. I followed essentially the same steps as for my own partlet 1556 but have used a light black wool for the outer and a white linen inner. This is a bit warmer. I also used the … Continue reading

Posted in clothing, Kentwell 1559 | Leave a comment

Adding length to DD1 kirtle – sleeves and skirt [Kentwell1559]

As with all children, there is a reasonable chance of growth between one year and the next. DD2 hasn’t much, so not much to do there. DD1 has a lot! Well, she is approaching her teenage years, and sprouting up … Continue reading

Posted in clothing, Kentwell 1559 | Leave a comment

Adding a Guard to a Kirtle [Kentwell 1559]

At open day this year, chatting with the ‘elves’ about DD1′s rich partlet and shift, we also discussed adding a guard to kirtles for that uber authentic tudor look. I like the look of a guard, so took in that … Continue reading

Posted in clothing, Kentwell 1559 | 2 Comments

decorative binding for kirtle sleeve [Kentwell 1559]

I usually wear my kirtle sleeve ‘revers’ – ie the cuffs turned back, which shows the linen join to the wool inside. This is neat enough but not particularly sewn with the intention of being viewed, and having heard other … Continue reading

Posted in clothing, Kentwell 1559 | 2 Comments

Kentwell 1559 costumes approved

Sign off pictures: we are all signed off and approved for Kentwell 2013 – 1559 . I do need to complete the silk partlet for DD1 ‘rich’ outfit though. DH There is also no change from last year. no new … Continue reading

Posted in clothing, Kentwell 1559 | Leave a comment

Upper class silk partlet [Kentwell 1559]

The Rich Partlet i have approached this with some trepidation! It is good that the poor partlet is fine, but i have spent this eve toile-ing for the richer partlet and will have Bess-the-elf look at the pics and see … Continue reading

Posted in clothing, Kentwell 1559 | 3 Comments

Kentwell 1559

I am Goodwife Ellen Gardiner, usually living in Lower Melford. my dear goodman Kit died near 2 years past from sickness, mayhap influenza. He provided well for us, leaving me our cott so that this summer as the harvest comes … Continue reading

Posted in Kentwell 1559 | Leave a comment

Mend and do 2013

Before i get started on making for 2014, whatever the year may be, there is some mending to do. I need to go through all the clothes really before they are put away and make sure all is fixed and … Continue reading

Posted in Kentwell 1559 | Leave a comment