In the realm of historical dramas, few series capture the opulence, romance, and political intrigue of the 16th century as effectively as "Reign." Set against the backdrop of the court of Mary, Queen of Scots, this television series not only weaves a captivating narrative but also showcases a stunning array of period-appropriate costumes that transport viewers to the heart of Renaissance fashion.
Exciting News! Burda 6398, the Renaissance dress, crafted by Marga van der Vet, is now featured on the Bernina blog. Part 2 is live – check it out!
Haute Couture, Cosplay, and LARP share quite a lot in common. Clothing is often created from a drawing or idea, it's unique and personal, and, last but not least, involves many sewing techniques that make the garment special. In simpler terms, the seamstress needs the necessary skills (talents) to be creative and handle different fabrics, materials, and especially seemingly impossible combinations.
What do Haute Couture, LARP, and Cosplay have in common? The sewing machine! In Haute Couture, LARP, and Cosplay, costumes are crafted for special occasions, embodying extravagance, personal touch, and boundless creativity. Let's dive into what each entails and explore why the latter two hobbies are currently gaining immense popularity.
In the realm of fashion history, few garments are as iconic and instantly recognizable as the ruff. This intricate and ornate collar, popularized during the Renaissance, has transcended centuries to remain a symbol of elegance and sophistication. While the ruff has evolved significantly over time, its timeless charm endures. In this blog post, we'll delve into the rich history of the ruff and explore the art of crafting one yourself.
For a detailed tutorial on creating your own ruff, be sure to visit this Dutch blog: DIY Molensteenkraag: How to Make a Ruff.
So, suddenly there is a new trend: Barbie. Isn't that a joke? Well no, not a joke, because the film is a great success worldwide in other countries. And yes, that's where the whole marketing circus starts. And you can count on it that this will manifest itself especially in the fashion world, the fabrics and the sewing patterns. Is that bad? Well... if you like it, of course not. There are also elements that are fun to pick up, such as wearing hats, accessories and cheerful colors.
In this blog: who is Barbie, and why all the popularity?
How to make a Medieval corset? It's less difficult than you think. In our Dutch blog an extensive description of the sewing pattern Simplicity 8162 and sewing instructions for a Medieval corset.
We also tell you all about Medieval corsets. Their function, colors, the materials and especially the fact that it was mainly worn over the clothes.
In addition, many photos and the result.
The blog is only available in the Dutch language, but we hope it is good enough to understand. The pictures already contain a lot of information and Google translations might help you with the text.
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