Dressing the husband: Variations to the Manazan Cave Tunic

I barely sew men's Byzantine clothing. I know where to look, where to point friends, but for the most part, I personally haven't touched it. My husband is a Norman. He wears riding tunics, and basic linen gored tunics with keyhole necklines. He likes them, and looks good in them. His complexion and appearance echoes Anna … Continue reading Dressing the husband: Variations to the Manazan Cave Tunic

“Protect ya neck!” Or, how Anna learned to hide Gieffrei’s delicate collarbones.

[Yes, the woman who named her site after a VNV Nation song just dropped a Wu Tang reference. Not even sorry.] My husband has a huge head and a normal neck. Those of us who sew know what this means, it means a gaping maw of a neckline that shows off the Norman's delicate ginger … Continue reading “Protect ya neck!” Or, how Anna learned to hide Gieffrei’s delicate collarbones.

Once Upon a Dream: A Foray into the 15th Century

We have an event here in Calafia called Winter Arts. Being that it's one of the few events in the barony where you're indoors, typically, you want some fancy duds.  Back in September, a group of us decided that we would tackle something different, and something different being Burgundian. Now, I don't know about you, … Continue reading Once Upon a Dream: A Foray into the 15th Century

Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina’s Laws of the Conservation of Fabric

It's occurred to me that I have never actually posted these. I swear there's a Fourth Law I just came up with recently, but it escapes me. Anna's 1st Law: If at first it doesn't fit, fold the fabric another way until it does. Anna's 2nd Law: Measure over 9000 times,  because you can only … Continue reading Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina’s Laws of the Conservation of Fabric