The Lady Adventurer

Costuming shenanigans

Shifts for Kentwell

| April 27, 2013

One of the most important things I’m going to need for Kentwell is new shifts.  I only have two that I like at the moment, and both of them have blackwork which is too posh for the kitchen.  Kentwell says you can either do a round neck with a slit or a square neck and [...]

Petticoat nearly finished!

| April 27, 2013

The majority of the petticoat is done! Please note that in the picture above, my dress dummy is set taller than I am, to hang the skirt before hemming.  I am not that Amazonian.  The skirt is attached except for a tiny part at the side front on either side, where the front piece is [...]

Petticoat

| April 24, 2013

I’ve been working on my new garb for Kentwell.  My brown kirtle has been approved (YAY!), but you know how it goes – any excuse for new stuff.  =).  One thing I knew I would need is a new foundation garment.  I have my corset, which I absolutely LOVE, but it’s really not period for [...]

Finished Coif

| April 6, 2013

The new coif and forehead cloth are completed! Yay for new headwear!   Sarah

I’m In!

| April 5, 2013

Kentwell, here I come!  (and let the sewing commence…)   Sarah

New Coif!

| April 2, 2013

I’m working on a new coif!  What the heck is a coif, you say?  A coif is an item of renaissance headwear. It’s made of linen, and a lot of the surviving examples are heavily embroidered.  Personally, I think that most coifs probably weren’t embroidered, but that no one cared to save the plain ones [...]