CLOTHING PATTERNS & TUTORIALS
T- TUNIC TUTORIAL
13TH CENTURY TUNIC TUTORIAL
WIDE-SLEEVE GOWN TUTORIAL
EASY LACED GOWN TUTORIAL
OR GOWN TUTORIAL
EARLY HOOD TUTORIAL
WITH SHOULDER GORES TUTORIAL
SIDELESS SURCOTE TUTORIAL
Basic Medieval Hood Tutorial
Suitable for women, men and children
This can be used for 13th and early 14th
century re-enactors, since a later medieval hood usually has triangle
gores, either at the front or on the shoulders. This is a very easy
hood to put together which will give you a toasty warm product for cold
mornings and crisp evenings and has the trademark dangly liripipe hanging
down the back which is a feature of medieval hoods!
Made in wool or silk for evening feasts,
it's a great dress accessory and only has 2 seams. If you line it in
another colour, it has 6 seams- 2 seams each and two to join!
You need: fabric, scissors, pattern of some kind, needle and thread
If you don't have a pattern, there's one HERE
which is to scale.
You can use it for your own private use, and adjust it to suit your
own head and shoulders size. Make a trial in scrap fabric first.
Leave the fabric out flat and fold it horizontally with the good
side of the fabric on the inside.
The top of your hood is going to go right across the top, and it
will save you a seam.
Double check that you've folded correctly.
Here's a side pic to make sure you've folded the right way.
Right! Good to go.
Position your hood along the top fold of the fabric and pin! pin!
If you have a really limited amount of fabric, the dangly liripipe
at the back can be cut out separately and sewn on, but you must
do that before you sew the sides up or you'll discover that sewing
a tube onto a rectangle will try the patience of a saint.
Okay, now cut out your hood.
If you DID cut the dangly liripipe separately, now is the time to
unfold your hood, measure half way down the back of the hood and
sew the dangly liripipe on so it looks like this.
Okay. Now it's cut out and you have a liripipe on the back, re-fold
it so it looks like this and it's ready to pin, pin, pin and sew
The next picture shows where to pin
Right! Sew along the two red lines. Start with the seam at the
back at the bottom because it's the fiddliest, and then do the
one at the front.
If you want to line this hood, you just need to cut two and sew
them together. The trick to joining them is to flip the hood so
the stitching is on the outside and sew the two bottoms together.
DO NOT also sew the face openings together or you will not be
able to turn the hood right side out. After you sew the bottoms
together, THEN turn the hood right side out and lastly sew around
the face opening.
If you'd like, you can add some embroidery- lines and scallops are
very popular and can be seen throughout the popular manuscript,
Romance of Alexander, like I did with my hood.