Advanced · Historic Advanced · Historically Focused

Stephanie of Starhaven

Location: Shire of Starhaven, Trimaris

Category/Level: Historically Focused/Advanced

About Stephanie: I am new to the SCA but I have been into historical costuming since 2011. I love 16th century English and Italian styles. I sew a lot of my own everyday clothes based on 1950s vintage patterns and also enjoy Edwardian costuming at non-SCA costume events. I really want to challenge myself with this challenge to use more historically accurate materials and construction techniques.

Her Project: I’m planning on making a 16th century English working class woman’s ensemble. My layers will include a linen shift, a supportive kirtle with sleeves and a waistcoat plus an accessory which I haven’t decided on yet. My goal is to have a very basic outfit which can be worn with different accessories or with various (to be made in the future) over gowns from a range of decades in the 16th century. I will be drafting patterns for these pieces based on patterns included in The Tudor Tailor. While I have made pieces like this before, I want to challenge myself by trying out period construction techniques so I’m planning on these pieces being hand sewn or mostly hand sewn.

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