July 2015 HSF – Accessorize – horned headdress

Horned Headdress side view.

Horned Headdress side view.

For the July Historical Sew Monthly (previously Fortnightly) I wanted to make a hat / headdress to go with my new green sideless surcote. Luckily, I also had some leftover fabric, so was comfortable making something somewhat ‘matchy’ without being super-matchy, as the paintings didn’t really support that.

Background inspiration

I started with paintings from Pinterest, shown below:


Hotlinked directly from Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/pin/290200769715685328/ 
Hotlinked directly from Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/pin/290200769715686028/
Hotlinked directly from Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/290200769716163477/
Hotlinked directly from Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/290200769713912512/

What I found interesting about two of the images is that they show the sideless surcote being worn by people in the same images where women are wearing the v-neck houppelande as well… (Which I also have on my costume wish-list…) and in those multi-person images, the different people are wearing different styles of hats – suggesting to me that these dress fashions and hat fashions were all worn at the same time… so perhaps I can mix and match a bit too…

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