baby's and their clothes

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baby's and their clothes

Postby loyal servant » Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:00 pm

can anyone supply me with info for babys clothing for 14th 15th cent clothing thats not just swaddling as my new one is a bit stroppy when bound up.

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Postby Dave B » Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:20 pm

This is the section for help and advice on using the forum - I''ll pop this in 1100-1500

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Postby gregory23b » Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:58 pm

Swaddling is ideal for recalcitrant babes, good training ;-)

skirts, ie a kirtle is apt for boys and girls, hose when they are older.


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Postby Sophia » Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:02 am

If you are going to TORM the wonderful Sarah Thursfield, author of "The Mediaeval Tailor's Assistant, has pamphlets on children's clothes for the Mediaeval period and can advise on fabric types and other useful information.

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Postby GuyDeDinan » Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:38 am

These people might help - http://www.thedragonsong.co.uk/


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Postby loyal servant » Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:42 am

thanks, will look at them

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Postby Derek Newman » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:43 am

Jackie of Cloak and Daggered http://www.cloakedanddaggered.com/ has made some excellent cloths for our little ones in the past and I've just ordered a load more.

Well worth a look / phone call.


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Postby Dave B » Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:59 pm

Yep, I'd second that.


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Postby Grymm » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:28 pm

What age is small?
For a modern version of swaddling http://www.gro-group.com/swaddling.aspx cover it in hessian it'll be good for any period keltick to WWII :wink:
All over swaddling for v.young, under arm for older infants then it's dresses (boys and girls) 'til the age of 6ish.
No prams so invest in a sling for lugging them around 'til the wee buggurs can last a day walking on it's own. Some period piccys http://larsdatter.com/slings.htm,
we went for a Didymos http://www.didymos.de/english/ linen/cotton mix in Indio pattern uncoloured and we had the longest they did, did some test runs when we got it and shortened a tad, the bit we cut off is now a regency waistcoat for me and now our small is mostly walking the sling has become a hammock for him. Do a search for baby slings they are getting more popular and cheaper.

Also cheapish period looking shoes(if you squint a bit)Image from www.babykind.co.uk go to shoes and scroll almost to the bottom, they have been really good to deal with and very quick.

Clothes and the Child by Anne Buck is worth getting out your local library it is mostly post 1500 but the early chidhood stuff from the 16thC isn't drastically different.


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Postby kate/bob » Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:00 pm

I happen to have in my possession two very small shifts and two very small kirtles that my little girl is too big for now so am selling. They'll fit up to 6 or 7 months old. PM me if you're interested and I can send you pictures



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Postby Alice the Huswyf » Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:23 pm

Similar discussion is being carried out on the costume thread - look at medieval children

http://livinghistory.co.uk/forums/viewt ... 354#236354




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