Padding and quilting 14th and 15th century garments — how much extra fabric?

One of several useful little diagrams in the article

Hello folks! It’s been forever since I’ve written new content for my site, but I’m back with a new page that covers the thorny questions involved in expanding 14th or 15th century pattern pieces to properly fit the body with padding and quilting. I am frequently asked this question and the answers are a bit […]

Martial Beauty: Padding and Quilting One’s Way to a Masculine Ideal in Fourteenth Century France

MS Français 12399 Book of Modus and Ratio f.134v France 1379

Last year in May I presented a paper called “Martial Beauty: Padding and Quilting One’s Way to a Masculine Ideal in Fourteenth Century France” as part of the DISTAFF sessions at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. The paper went over well, and I was offered a chance to […]