Sewing for babies in the SCA - some hints

By Maggie Forest

Sewing garb for babies and young children can be a challenge, but a very tempting one. All those sumptuous things you can't afford to make for yourself, or aren't sure about - here's your very own little mini-model! But for the sake of your sanity and that of your baby, there are some things I have learned the hard way. As my little girl grows older, and I have more experience, I will add more tips to this page.

Some garments

Mid-14th Century kirtle

Elizabethan gown

14th Century outfit, in the household livery