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Welcome to Make Renaissance Clothing, your source for tips, tricks and methods for making fabulous Renaissance clothing. I'm Margaret Roe, a Renaissance clothier, and I'm THRILLED to help you make the head-turning Renaissance clothing of your dreams!

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Check out the following topics about designing and making your own Renaissance clothing:

...where artists copied portraits lock, stock and barrel!  1 sitter, 1 outfit, so many interpretations.

All about the planning you need to do BEFORE you start making Renaissance clothing.

Tips and methods for sewing and decorating your Renaissance clothing.

Improving the fit--better measurements, better patterns, better fitting clothes!

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Farthingale Fabrics
If you're anything like me, you've always been fascinated by knowing what materials period garments were made of. Even the most basic of garments, like the fa...
Wardrobe of Giulia, wife of Alessandro di Bernardo de Ranieri
Recently, while working on new research for this blog, I stumbled into an interesting wardrobe account from Florence. It is an inventory of the trousseau brou...