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2016: our year in review

Two costumers, 7 questions... 1. Favourite outfit of the year: Margaret My favorite outfit this year is definitely the one I made for Twelfth  Night, 2016. It's my most ambitious project to date. The Hendrick Avercamp painting it is based on is one that I have been...

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10 new-to-me hovetcleet portraits

This is not the post you were looking for promised, but last night my husband REALLY wanted to see Rogue One, and I REALLY wanted to support his initiative to do something fun. So that ate up the time I was planning to spend on the post on what was happening in the...

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Hi, we’re Margaret and Karinne, two women with a mutual joy in the fashions worn by women in Flanders and the Netherlands in the long 16th century. We enjoy puzzling over how Dutch and Flemish women constructed their clothing, especially that strange item known as a huik and the intricately starched headwear which is iconic for this time and place.

Karinne covers 1480 – 1530, whilst Margaret covers the late 1500s into 1610s.

You’ll find our projects, research and theories throughout the site.

Karinne

Karinne

Margaret

Margaret

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