|A Wandering Elf||
To the left, a generic, non-period Middle Eastern costume and to the right, a more period Ottoman woman's indoor costume. Both made were made by me.
One of my purposes with this site is to create a place to house all of my documents. As I get each edited, I am going to load them here and they can all be found by selecting the "My Documents" category on the right. I have had people ask me before how I decide what my next steps are when moving from "generic garb" to creating something more period and this document is a result of answering that question numerous times. Research is, of course, the first step, but sometimes its not always to figure out how to start. (This item was revised and published this summer in the Apple Press.)
I am mother to a billion cats and am on journey to recreate the past via costume, textiles, culture and food.
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Blogroll of SCA & Costume Bloggers
Below is a collection of some of my favorite places online to look for SCA and historic costuming information.
More Amie Sparrow - 16th Century German Costuming
Gianetta Veronese - SCA and Costuming Blog
Grazia Morgano - 16th Century A&S
Mistress Sahra -Dress From Medieval Turku
Loose Threads: Cathy's Costume Blog
Mistress Mathilde Bourrette - By My Measure: 14th and 15th Century Costuming
More than Cod: Exploring Medieval Norway