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Introducing my Kentwell Costume [ Tudor ] Sewing blog

Kentwell costuming – The preamble[technorati 7DXSZYM495ZD ] in august of last year we went to a tudor recreation at Kentwell Hall. My elder daughter fell in love with the idea of being a tudor reenactor there. we visited again at … Continue reading

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Simple girl’s shift [1556 Kentwell]

Just reminding that for costume making I will be following the tudor costume page and advice from previous participants and ‘kentwell elves’ on materials suitability and for the difficult bits [ie kirtle bodice ] I am currently a hoping-to-be re-enactor … Continue reading

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collared and cuffed shift [smock/chemise] [1556 Kentwell]

Just reminding that for costume making I will be following the tudor costume page and advice from previous participants and ‘kentwell elves’ on materials suitability and for the difficult bits [ie kirtle bodice ] I am currently a hoping-to-be re-enactor … Continue reading

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Simple half-kirtle [petticoat without bodice] [1556 Kentwell]

Kentwell costuming – The Petticoate – Children version Just remind that for costume making I will be following the tudor costume page fairly slavishly the tudor tailor book and nearer the time costume elves [!] for the difficult bits I … Continue reading

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Mid-Tudor working women/girl’s kirtle [1556 Kentwell] 3 variations

I wrote this post originally in April 2012 after we had been accepted as participants for Kentwell in their summer recreation. I only bought the wool after this point and had completed the linens previously. Buying wool for the novice … Continue reading

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Tudor Woman’s Petticoate-Bodies [1556 Kentwell] – updated

Just reminding that for costume making I will be following the tudor costume page and advice from previous participants and ‘kentwell elves’ on materials suitability and for the difficult bits [ie kirtle bodice ] I am currently a hoping-to-be re-enactor … Continue reading

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Pourpoint/male petticoate and Partlet [1556 Kentwell]

I am currently not a re-enactor, but have visited Kentwell [see preamble] and we are really keen as a family to join the tudors. Other people I know have found the mediaeval tailors assistant to be really helpful for clothes, … Continue reading

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Mid Tudor Working Man’s Hose [1556 Kentwell]

I wrote this post originally in April 2012 after we had been accepted as participants for Kentwell in their summer recreation. I only bought the wool after this point and had completed the linens previously. Buying wool for the novice … Continue reading

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Mid-Tudor Man’s Jerkin [1556 Kentwell]

I wrote this post originally in May 2012 after we had been accepted as participants for Kentwell in their summer recreation. I only bought the wool after this point and had completed the linens previously. Buying wool for the novice … Continue reading

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A Variety of Linen Coifs [1556 Kentwell]

Just reminding that for costume making I will be following the tudor costume page and advice from previous participants and ‘kentwell elves’ on materials suitability and for the difficult bits [ie kirtle bodice ] I am currently a hoping-to-be re-enactor … Continue reading

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Tudor bonnets [soft hats] [1556 Kentwell]

I wrote this post originally in April 2012 after we had been accepted as participants for Kentwell in their summer recreation. I only bought the wool after this point and had completed the linens previously. Buying wool for the novice … Continue reading

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Various Jackets – [1556 Kentwell]

These were the last things that I made before Kentwell, and one is utterly shapeless for BB, and the other started off life as the waistcoat in tudor tailor, but I abandoned that as my wool was too thick for … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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