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