Renaissance Faire Garb element - men's city cap
Added Apr 28, 2010
Chapel Hill, Nor...
Every spring, there is a huge Renaissance Faire in the very next town over from me, and every year more and more people go and have a lovely time in the imaginary village. Plus they sell roasted turkey legs! So this year I determined to go.
Faires are set in different times and places, and the authentic clothing of that setting would be the most appropriate thing to wear. This particular faire is set in the late 1600s in England, so when researching clothing I stuck to that period. I chose to make peasant clothing because I only had about 2 weeks to make everything. I did all of my research online, although there are several very good books on the subject in print.
This page covers only the men’s city cap, but the overall project I undertook consists of the following elements:
male shirt thing
Needless to say the past few weeks have been a sew-fest, as the Faire is this coming weekend. My family is getting sick of all the fabric everywhere LOL but honestly these peasant style garments go together fairly quickly if you have a fair amount of experience making simple things . . . .
I made this from a sketch I found online that did not really take into account the fact that the human head is OVAL, not round, so I am not entirely happy with the way that it looks on. However, the head is covered, and that is all that counts for this coming weekend.
wool, stiff fabrics generally, buckram if you have it or iron on interfacing if you don’t.