"How To" Information


Apprentice Armorer's Illustrated Handbook for Making Mail
Cariadoc's Miscellany: The Perfect Armor
Hauberk Pattern
Making a Heater Shield---
How to make a Scabbard---
How to make an Arming Cap
How to make a Gambeson


Garb Glossary
Byzantine Clothing
A Clothing How-To for Garments of the Byzantine Empire
How to Make a Bumroll
A Late 15th Century Italian Chemise Pattern
Making a Doublet---
Farthingale Page
How to Make a Viking Tunic
The Poulet Gauche Poster Girl -- Diagrams and Tips
An Italian Renaissance Gown
Clothes Patterns
Dawn Pages -- Costume Patterns
Drafting a Basic Bodice Pattern
How to Fit a Bodice
How to wear a Sari
How to Wrap a Great Kilt
Wearing the Great Kilt
The Effigy Corset Construction
Constructing a Gathered Kirtle
Constructing a 16th century Flemish Outfit
Working Womens' Dress in 16th Century Flanders
Sewing Tips and Techniques for 17th Century Costume
Constructing Elizabethan Ruffs---
How to make a Pants---
How to make a Partlet---
Viking Women's Garb in the Ninth and Tenth Centuries
An Archaeological Guide to Viking Men's Clothing


Footware in the Middle Ages

Hats & Headware

Constructing an Elizabethan Caul/Muffin Cap---
Cavalier Hat
How to Make a Simple Mongol Hat
How to Tie a Turban
How to Make a Cloth Coif
How to Make a Hood
How to be a HOOD-lum: Medieval Hoods
How To Make Italian Ribbon Coifs
Medieval Women's Headdress Pictures
Chaperons and How to Make Them

Miscellaneous How To's

Beads and Beadwork Links
Elizabethan Make-up 101
Elizabethan Manners---
Gaelic Language Info.---
Gaelic Learners Material - Learn to speak it
Medieval Name Archive
Proper Elizabethan Accents