I was at Michael’s during the pre-Halloween period and saw a piece of home decor with a filigree-style bat on it. The home accessory itself was nothing I wanted to buy, (For the most part I’m only buying things that have some kind of “use” beyond just being cool.) but I really liked the bat design, so decided to reference it to create my own filigree style bat.
I took a photo of the item from Michael’s (Unfortunately no longer on their website to credit) and went into Adobe Illustrator to try to come up with my own design referencing it. Mine is obviously not the same… but I still really like the final result.
This project is a LONG time coming. I started this post back in 2011, and called it a “dinner-plate” hat, however now in 2022… I know it’s called a Bergère instead.
I started this project and in mid-November 2011, kind of abandoned it. I’m not entirely sure why – likely something else shiny caught my attention, and I lost interest in a historically-inspired hat where I didn’t have any other historical costume elements to wear it with…
In my late 2021 UFO (UnFinished prOjects) review, I pulled out this hat as a work-in-progress, and decided to finish it off. Continue reading →
Last year a friend was inquiring if anyone would be willing to take on a commission to make a late Tudor coif. She’d tried but couldn’t get the pattern right and was getting frustrated. Since I love historical headwear, I figured I’d give it a try.
Shockingly, I haven’t made any Tudor garments for myself yet (it’s on the list!) which means I haven’t made a Tudor coif yet! Continue reading →
An impromptu white linen Wulsthaube just put together to photograph the Dockenbaret
After going through my fabric stash and doing my capsule wardrobe record, I came up with not one, but four different collections of fabrics I really wanted to use for German Renaissance clothing.
One is for a Cranach gown, but the other three are for the Landsknecht style of costume which I really haven’t researched much at this point. I figured however that I’d start with appropriate headwear, and kind of go from there. I do love headwear… and I always seem to start with the headwear before I make the gown!