Archive for January 2012
With cooler weather reigning in most areas, you may be looking for those particular wardrobe additions that are both accurate, and designed to keep you warmer, safer, and happier at winter activities. Look no further than the glorious Winter Hood! Created separate from other winter wraps, your hood moves freely with your head, blocks drafts, and acts as a perfect platform for personal expression through the use of colorful fabrics, or even a touch of luxury in an otherwise working class wardrobe.
Here are some top-notch resources for accurately-made hoods, suited for all cool-weather living history endeavors:
- Overview article on observing correct historic shapes from the delightful Anna Worden Bauersmith
- Anna’s new hood pattern (which includes youth sizes!) (She also sells ready-made hoods through her Etsy shop…)
- Hood options from Lynette Miller at Miller’s Millinery.
- Discussions of hoods in The Sewing Academy @ Home Forum.
Sure, we may end the year with destruction of epic Mayan proportions, but let’s squeeze in all the great learning we can first!
You can download our 2012 Sewing Academy series planner now, and have Elizabeth come to you for a full weekend of fun and hands-on education.Download the 2012 Sewing Academy series planner here.