The Garb Bag: Garb basics
(Site Excerpt) Here is my guide to the basic garb components. Each link will
take you to the piece in question, and discuss fabric choices, notions and
patterns that I've found useful in making garb. I've posted my mistakes and
shortcuts and advice in the cases that I've actually tried.
Dawn's Costume Guide
(Site Excerpt) These are all pretty basic instructions. They will show you
how to measure out simple garments and assemble them. They will not teach
you how to sew or how to operate a sewing machine. I'm assuming you know how
to sew seams and hem when necessary. If you find yourself looking at these
instructions and thinking you should do French seams or other advanced work,
by all means, go for it. You know your skills better than I do.
Reconstructing History: The Moy Irish Gown
(Site Excerpt) In 1931, the body of a woman was found in a bog at Moy,
County Clare, Ireland. Though the body was badly decomposed, the garment she
wore remained in remarkable condition and the discoverer wrote immediately
to the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin to tell them of his find.On the
paper in which the garment is wrapped is written: "This woolen garment was
found on the body of a woman (?) at Moy, Co. Clare." (Note: The article
gives an analysis of the find, and also directions and pictures of the
finished reconstructed gown's details)
Some Clothing of the Middle Ages: Historical Clothing from Archaeological
Finds, Primarily focusing on England, and the Scandinavian Milieu
(Site Excerpt) This document is intended to be a cursory examination, for
people interested in historical recreation and replication, of the extant
archaeological and museum materials relating to clothing in the Middle Ages.
Non-archaeological materials, such as contemporary art and statuary will
also be considered, but this site is intended to focus principally on the
actual garments themselves.
5th Century Anglian Dress
This site consists of a description and instructions for a female, and male
The Basics of Byzantine Dress
(Site Excerpt) The essential articles of Byzantine dress are simple and easy
to construct. The primary article of dress was called a tunica. The tunica
served as the basic undergarment of both men and women, or the only garment
for the working class and poor. The main over-garment worn both by men and
women is called the dalmatica.
Constructing a 16th Century Flemish Outfit
(Site Excerpt) Not much is known about 16th century Flemish dress, and it is
therefore rarely seen at re-enactments. This is unfortunate, as it is one of
the most colorful, comfortable and comely styles around. Flemish dress is
composed of a number of separate pieces, which can be mixed and matched to
suit the weather or your taste.
About the Gown of Mary of Hapsburg and King Louis of Hungary's Robe
(Site Excerpt) Sections on this page:Attribution of cutting diagram and
articles from which this translation was taken; King Louis I's outfit (b&w
picture ...... from one of the articles); Queen Mary's outfit.
14th Century Dye recipes from the Innsbruck manuscript
Gerry and Julie's Landsknecht and Costume Site
(Site Excerpt) This page contains some of the research we've done for our
German Landsknecht characters as well as some of the costumes Julie has done
for Landsknechts and the SCA. Included are some other pictures of really
nice Landsknecht costumes. Landsknechts were German mercenary soldiers of
the 16th century. Their height of fame was between 1490 to about 1550.
Medieval Russian Clothing
Misperceptions about Medieval Clothing
>From the Barony of Carillion
History of the Kilt
This site gives it to you plain---how and when the kilt *really* existed as
an everyday piece of clothing.
Scottish Women's Clothing
This site is by Sharon Krossa, clothing scholar. I've had the opportunity to
correspond with Ms Krossa upon occasion, and find her to be highly
reliable. See also her Scottish Men's Clothing site at:
Windmills' Medieval Clothing
This site includes patterns, sewing instructions and embroidery suggestions.
Footwear of the Middle Ages
An online book with historical information, how-to section, and sources.
(Site Excerpt) Medieval Clothing Pages:Articles and essays of interest to
costumers.Articles are in four groups: Hats & Hair - Clothing -
Accessories - Guest Articles - Miscellanea - Why. Most of them are class
handouts; some are descriptions of things I've made, which may help you if
you want to make similar things.
Near and Middle Eastern Costume Sites Worth Seeing
Links include: Near Eastern Clothing, Authentic Period and Modern Ethnic
Polish Costuming resources
You have found Art and Jocelyn's online Polish costuming resource. These
pictures have been carefully selected to represent the finest of Polish,
Hungarian, Lithuanian and Cossak costumes, weaponry, jewelry, etc. from the
years 1400 to 1900. Art is a native-born Polish historian who has enjoyed
many years of notoriety as an expert in the field of Polish living history.
Viking Resources for the re-enactor
(Site Excerpt) Welcome to my filing cabinet! Here you will find links to
several articles I have written on subjects of interest to Viking Age
re-enactors. Some of them were originally printed in publications of the
Society for Creative
(Site Excerpt)Would you rather wear tattered rags or regalia made of silk?
Middle Ages you had no choice. If you were the child of a peasant, you would
wear anything you could get. If you were royalty, however, it would be silk
robes and damask gowns. Clothing in the middle ages was rough and scratchy,
but in some cases was smooth and finely sewn, (depending on how wealthy you
Medieval Costume Links
A tremendous list of web links far too numerous to catalog here.
Atlantian MOAS costume links
An exhaustive list of links for good garb sources.
Clothing of the Ancient Celts
(Site Excerpt) People from the Scottish Lowlands (including William Wallace
and Robert the Bruce) most likely wore clothing in keeping with contemporary
fashions in England and France. No, Wallace didn't wear a kilt; and he
certainly didn't wear woad.
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