Micaela in Costume

The many faces of Micaela - through the ages

Medieval, made by Jan Pepper, Fabric from Dunelm Mill.


Tudor dress (Butterick) made by Abi Seabrook

(Farthingale by Jim and Micaela Schmitz, French hood by Micaela, using patterns from the Tudor Tailor.) Fabric from Barry's Fabrics.

with Elizabethan Headdress

and with standing collar
(ideas from
Tudor Tailor, made by Micaela)

Gable hood (Henry VIII style (pattern from Tudor Tailor, made by Micaela)
Early 18th Century; costume and hat by Abi Seabrook.
We used
Butterick3640 for the dresses and Butterick4484 for underpinnings. Fabric from the Rag market (hurrah).

Earlier 18th Century French costumes, made by Abigail Seabrook , using pet-en-l'air' pattern from 'The Recollections of J.P. Ryan.'  with stays and the over and underskirt. Ringlets from Juliet's.
Fabric from the
Rag market (hurrah)

with dress patterns from Simplicity 4055. Pretend your hair is growing out from the 'wig era' with a bandeau - a delightful disarray! -  

and with Abi Seabrook, who made bustles and the dress (patterns from '
Truly Victorian':

TV261 1885 Four-Gore Underskirt and TV460 1885 Cuirass Bodice). Fabric from the Rag market (hurrah).

and Victorian top Mark 2 - at the Chap Olympiad
Victorian Hats

Hat shaped and band with buckle by Abi. Decorated by Micaela. Birds came from Hobbycraft at Webbs of Wychbold.

 The mini-hat form was shaped, lined and covered in brown taffeta by Abi. Micaela added the hat band, gauze, and fabric roses. with grateful thanks to our Fabric Rose Tutorial 1 and Rose Tutorial 2. I didn't use glue though, just needle and thread.