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What sewing skill or technique did you think you'd never master but did?

What sewing skill or technique do you currently find frustrating or intimidating?

Maybe someone will have a tip for you!
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What project(s) is/are you working on right now? Are they going well? Have you run into any difficulties? Solved any problems? Learned something new?

I'm embroidering an Elizabethan coif, slowly working on an Eleanora of Toledo sottana (it will be my first hand-sewn 16th century, and possibly my first hand-sewn anything), and researching men's Viking Rus clothing. Plus I have this shirt in pieces that I'm supposed to be remaking so it's actually wearable. I really should finish that.

...yes, I have Too Many Projects.

What about you? What are you doing this month?
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What are some of your favorite portraits*, the ones you would love to recreate if time, money, and skill were no object--or the ones you have recreated, or are working on recreating right now?

*Or extant garments. :)

Do you have a favorite site for browsing portraits or other period artwork?

Some of my dream clothes, with images, all 14th-16th century Europe this time - LONG )

Mostly I browse Wikimedia Commons for portraits and art, although it can be overwhelming. It has the advantage of having stuff from a lot of different countries and times. Tudor and Elizabethan Portraits is pretty good for 16th century (and not all English), although much less comprehensive.

Post your favorites in the comments--images or links--and tell us why you love them!
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Some questions for discussion this week (and may influence which resource posts get started first):

1. If you have a persona or other reenactment focus, what period and place is that?

2. What is/are your favorite periods/places for clothing?

3. What period/place would you like to learn more about for clothing?

4. Are there any post-1600 areas of dress you're interested in as well?

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