Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Yes, it's true. I'm an enormous idiot

So, because I'm a little slow on the uptake, I'm just now discovering Laura Mellin's fabulous costuming site. I love the look of the blackworked coifs and of course, I fell in immediate lust with her monochromatic embroidered jacket.

So now I've added those two projects to my grand faire wardrobe plan. Luckily, Ms. Mellin has a line of embroidered coif patterns available from Reconstructing History, so I've ordered a couple that I like, as well as a late Elizabethan/early Jacobean jacket pattern. I'm very excited to get started on these! I also plan to sew these by hand using period seaming. Yes, it's entirely possible that I'm the biggest idiot I know.

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