|1805. Met Museum|
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Some time ago, a rather unusual accessory came up for discussion on the HSM group....a top hat, woven of walebone (baleen) and rattan, from the Swedish Museum (made in Stockholm). So I decided to take a look around and see if I could find more examples; I did. No others of those particular materials, but several examples woven out of straw, or even willow. Oddly enough, I'm not finding anything written on them--don't know why. Neither could I find any fashion plates that /may/ depict them (and no, searching for summer fashions didn't work).
Saturday, June 18, 2016
The Dungiven Project is my journey to attempt to recreate--to the best of my resources and abilities--the outfit from the Dungiven find; primarily a doublet, trius, pair of shoes, and a brat. There were a couple of other fragments--including a belt--but they are not quite as important.
|After a day of wear at 3-Barons Renfair. I got a number of compliments on them!|
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Things have gotten a bit wonky, since drafting the poofs is part of this post, but that is getting done before I have drafted the codpiece (which is done after the majority of construction is finished).