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CLOTHES AND DRESS ACCESSORIES

ABOUT CLOTHES

CLOTHES FROM ART - Interpreting artworks to make medieval clothes
SUMPTUARY LAWS - Clothing regulations for the classes
GLOSSARY - Glossary of clothing and personal adornment terms
CLOTHING CARE - Care, storage and laundering techniques

ITEMS OF CLOTHING
COTES & TUNICS - What the early medieval women wore
KIRTLES - A look at the 14th century medieval dress
SURCOTES - The outer layers
HOUPPELANDES - The late medieval outer gown
15th CENTURY GOWNS - Burgundian gowns and late medieval gowns
MATERNITY WEAR - For the medieval mother-to-be
CLOAKS & MANTLES - The medieval cloak and mantle
CORSETS - What it is and what it isn't
UNDERWEAR - A lady's underclothes reveal'd
- CHEMISES - The chemise, shift or smock
- BREAST COVERINGS - Bras, support and structure
- UNDERPANTS - What did they wear 'down there'
- HOSE & GARTERS - Leg coverings and support
SLEEPWEAR - What to wear to bed

DRESS ACCESSORIES
TIPPETS & LAPPETS - The arm accessories of the late 14th century
BELTS & GIRDLES - Belts and belt fittings
PURSES & BAGS - Purses, pouches, aumonieres and bags
GLOVES - Gloves for women
APRONS - Types of medieval aprons
HEADWEAR - Types of headwear for medieval women
- COIFS
- CROWNS & CIRCLETS
- HEAD-DRESSES - Templars, cylinder cauls, hennins, crowns and more
- HATS & HENNINS
- VEILS & WIMPLES - What it is and why to wear one
- HOODS - The buttoned-up hood
FOOTWEAR - 14th century shoes, slippers and sandles
JEWELLERY Medieval jewellery and the significance of gemstones
- BROOCHES - Marriage brooches, pilgrim badges & cloak fasteners
- RINGS - Women's finger rings
- NECKLACES - Necklaces, pendants and collars
- PATERNOSTERS & ROSARIES - Church approved jewellery
- RELIQUARIES - For your holy relics

FABRICS & SEWING
SEWING TOOLS - Scissors, needles etc. Tools in a woman's sewing kit.
SEWING TECHNIQUES & TUTORIALS - Stitches, seams, eyelets and how they went together
- EYELET MAKING TUTORIAL - How to make eyelets
- BUTTONHOLE MAKING TUTORIAL - How to make buttonholes
- CLOTH BUTTON MAKING TUTORIAL - How to make buttons to match your clothes
- LUCET CORD TUTORIAL - Making lacing cord for your gown
- TASSEL MAKING TUTORIAL - How to make tassels
BASIC CLOTHING PATTERNS & TUTORIALS - How to construct your own medieval pattern
- EASY T- TUNIC TUTORIAL - How to make a basic medieval gown
- EASY 13TH CENTURY TUNIC TUTORIAL - How to make an overgown with short, wide sleeves
- EASY WIDE-SLEEVE GOWN TUTORIAL - How to make an overgown with really big sleeves
- BASIC EASY LACED GOWN TUTORIAL - Basic gown with front or back lacing
- KIRTLE OR GOWN TUTORIAL - How to make a medieval dress with buttons
- LADIES HOSE TUTORIAL - How to make hose based on the London hose pattern
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EASY EARLY HOOD TUTORIAL - How to make an early medieval hood
- HOOD WITH SHOULDER GORES TUTORIAL - How to make a 14th or 15th century hood
- BASIC SURCOTE TUTORIAL - How to make a surcote with 4 seams
- SIDELESS SURCOTE TUTORIAL - How to make a sideless surcote with gores
- FORMAL SIDELESS SURCOTE TUTORIAL - How to make a noblewoman's sideless surcote
COMMERCIAL PATTERNS & WHAT TO DO ABOUT THEM What to do with commercial patterns
DYES and COLOURS - Dyestuffs, dying and colour names.
FABRIC, FUR & LEATHER NAMES - Those referred to in documents and their descriptions
EMBELLISHMENTS & EMBROIDERY - Spangles, pressed metal, jeweled bands and embroidery
BUTTONS and LACINGS - Lacing and buttoning medieval gowns

BEAUTY, HEALTH & HYGIENE
SKINCARE - For the beautiful medieval woman
COSMETICS - Makeup in the Middle Ages
HAIR STYLES - Styling of the hair
BODY HAIR - The trends in body hair, eyebrows and other. adult themes
CLEANLINESS - Bathing, perfuming, soap and general personal cleanliness
HAIR CARE - Care, treatments and hair colouring
ORAL CARE & DENTISTRY
- Care of the teeth
FEMININE HYGIENE - Menstruation and what to do about it. adult themes
GENERAL HEALTHCARE - Dieting and other womanly ailments


A MEDIEVAL WOMAN'S LIFE
AT HOME - What the medieval woman did at home
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NOBLE WOMEN
- TOWNSWOMEN & MERCHANT WOMEN
- RURAL & PEASANT WOMEN
BIRTHS - A look at the practices surrounding childbirth
WEDDINGS - Medieval wedding celebrations
DIVORCES - The rights of the divorcing woman
DEATHS - Funerals and death practices
MANNERS - Manners at table and in society
EDUCATION - Opportunities for women
EMPLOYMENT - Where women worked
RECREATION - Hobbies, pets and passtimes
- HOLIDAYS & FEAST DAYS - When and how to celebrate holidays and feast days
- BOARD GAMES - Chess, merrils, tric-trac and other board games
- MUSIC - Making music
- EMBROIDERY - Fine embroidery and needlework
- PET KEEPING - What kind of pet did the medieval woman have?
- READING - Books for instruction and pleasure
- DANCING - Who dances and when?
- HORSE RIDING - Riding for pleasure
- HAWKING - Hawking and falconing for the medieval woman
- HUNTING - Hunting with bows and arrows

SEX LIVES- Sex, contraception and sexual health
adult themes

MY SEWING
ROSALIE'S GARB - Gowns and hose that I've made for me!

DRESS ACCESSORIES - Pouches, shoes, paternosters, fans etc
HEADWEAR - Hoods, veils and wimples I've made for myself.
MY MANUSCRIPT CHALLENGES - Bringing artwork to life!
- Manuscript Challenge 2015
- Manuscript Challenge 2016

MY TALKS
PAPER DOLLS - FREE Cut & colour paper dolls activities

ABOUT ME
ABOUT ME - 10 FAQs, My Re-enactment life & Living History impressions, My medieval bio.

NOTICEBOARD - Where you'll find me at events and what's new.

LINKS

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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