Resources and Links!
sections will be continuosly added and edited, as I stumble across new wonderful
links and also until find time to add them!
save myself from insanity (the web costuming community is just too vast)
I am, as always, focusing on the German Renaissance. Although I will include
some favourites that I can't live without! There is absolutely no reason
to redo anyone else's hard work, so for a more complete overview of Medieval
and Renaissance web resources do try one of these for example:
Festive Attyre * The
Elizabethean Costuming Page * Eva's
and Artwork online:
Links to Resources
on Costuming and Related Topics:
15th-16th C Costuming
I be in life without these?
This list is to discuss the techniques and research for German Renaissance
Costume, the focus period is 1490-1580
This list is to discuss the techniques and research for Pleatwork Embroidery
in all forms. From the early beginnings in the 11th and 12th centuries as
decorative pleating to the elaborate Reniassance and Elizabethan embroideries
on pleated grounds, this group will cover techniques, materials, patterns
and more in its exploration of an artform which eventurlly evolved to modern
smocking. The list focus is pre-1650.
Accompaniment to the frazzled frau website, dedicated to women's costume of
the german renaissance. The scope of discussion is 15th and 16th Century women's
costume from Northern Europe. This includes Flanders, the Netherlands, Germany
and Scandinavia. Also discussions of influence on dress from this area, or
into this area.
Marsico: Although not exclusively dedicated to German Costume,
Rainhilt has a most glorious page on pleatwork embroidery! It is not to be
missed, if one are attempting to recreate the decorated linen hemds from the
Blackwork Library: hopefully the archives will be available again?!?
sewing and textile information:
A good article on 14thC handsewing techniques
and German Renaissance Costumers on the web:
Frazzled Frau: Together with the German Renaissance Costume group,
I think Micaela's galleries were what really put me on the German Costuming
path! The first costume of Micaela I ever stumbled across was her red Burgundian
I think, than I discovered she had the prettiest wardrobe of German Costumes!
And it is steadily growing...
für eine Frau: Then I found Marion McNealy's Webpage...
Don't miss her resource page with helpful hints
to the Bildindex!
Pages on Costuming: I am very eagerly following Heather's diary
on the Nuremberg
Dress. Heathers wulst haube try-outs are wonderful! Can't wait until I
get some time and do some of my own... Soon!
Hoepflinger: I wish my costumes (and me) could look like Anna-Katharina's.
If Jen Thompson is the Italian Renaissance Goddess, Anna-Katharina must be
her 15th C German sister! The re-enactment group In
Nova Corpora Anna-Katharina belongs to is also a great rescource
regarding germanish medieval costume and history, don't miss their collection
of useful links and research articles. From their webpage another wonderful
german webpage can be found...
Other Favourite Costuming
Other peoples costume
Festive Attyre: Jen has made me like Tuesdays
again (I have disliked Tuesdays sine 2nd grade) and she literally IS Italian
Costume page: Eva has her Medieval and Elizabethean closet
open for public admiration! Her ongoing annotated list of links may be reached
Also, don't miss her articles
and research section.
Chantal: Marie Chantal makes wonderful costumes,
and takes so beutiful photos of them too! Also, as I am a hopelessly prejudiced
towards the 19th C aestethical philosophies and am very fascinated by the
Medieval-Wannabies of the 19th C, I couldn't help myself but fall in love
with Marie Chantal's heartbreaking pre-Raphaelite
Bog Gown: A new reconstruction of the Moy bog gown has been added
to the costume gallery at Historiska
Världar. Even if not strictly german, the construction is a very
useful study for the regular housebook style dress! Even if you are not versatile
in swedish, the beutiful images are interesting enough on their own!
and Web communities
Världar: another fun place where to hang out, at least if
you know some swedish! However, an english
section has recently opened. It is somewhat quite yet, that will hopefully
change in time.
Cos: The site is steadily growing and the discussion forums are
increasily growing more lively. I have good hopes for it to become a very
nice portal for anyone interested in historical costuming! For me there are
too many discussions going on to follow them all, surprisingly (?) I mostly
tend to just follow the 15th C forum...
My friends from here are part of what have kept me going for all these years!