Contact Info:

Sarah Lorraine / Sarah Wydville (SCA)

modehistorique@gmail.com

ONLINE RESEARCH:

The Ministry of Silly Hats - Dormeuse & Mob Cap Department - A continually evolving and updated image library of silly hats of the 18th century, starting with the mob cap.

French Hoods: An Ongoing Obsession - An indepth and academic look into the surprisingly complex topic of French Hoods. Modified and expanded from an article written for Your Wardrobe Unlock'd in 2009.

A pair of Florentine stays: a foray into unboned support garments - Brief research paper dealing with unstiffened supportive undergarments in Florence, 1580-1590.

Online Tutorials:

Step-By-Step Draping Tutorial For A Basic 16th Century Bodice - In photo-format to take the mystery out of draping. Also availble for download in PDF format below.

Step-By-Step Draping Tutorial For An En Fourreau Pleated Back - Takes you through the basics of draping an 18th century anglaise with an en fourreau pleated back.

Diary of a Robe l'Anglaise - A diary I did for the Stripey Anglaise, showing the process from start to finish as I worked from Janet Arnold's pattern diagram.

PDF Articles for Download:

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French Hoods:

Reconstructing The French Hood: An In-depth Analysis - Originally Published in June 2009 on Your Wardrobe Unlock'd. (27 pages, 8MB)

Fabulous French Hoods - The first pieces of research, 2006

Pattern Development:

Step-By-Step Draping Tutorial For A Basic 16th Century Bodice - In photo-format to take the mystery out of draping, 2009.

Eliminating Darts From A Basic Pattern Sloper - The earliest tutorial for this website, 2000.

Sixteenth Century Supportive Garments:

Elizabethan Corsetry - What We Think We Know - Handout for West Kingdom A&S Tournament, June 2009

Various Boning Options for Historical Corsetry- Uses and ideas for boning in Historical Corsetry

Overviews:

Tudor Is The New Black - An Introduction To The Tudor Look - An introductory article written for Finery, January 2008

 

 

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