Heilwich Gheerts is the persona of a costumer who lives about 4 hours north of me. She makes very good recreations of the clothing of Flemish women in the mid 1400s. I’ve often admired her outfits as they look like they’ve stepped out of the pictures of Rogier van der Weyden, and often I can tell exactly which one she’s based her outfit on.

Heilwich has just posted two articles on her helm crests research site detailing the layers she wears for a woman from 1450, and how to wrap and pin a veil a la Rogier van de Weyden.

A look through the rest of her site will turn up similar gems, and I get the impression she’ll be posting more about women’s clothing of the Low Countries in the 15th century.