More Katherine Parr! Finished farthingale, started boning the kirtle bodice, and started work on the foundation layer of the French hood.
I may have to add more fluff to the bumpad later; have to see how much the weight of the skirts affects it.
I've gotten a decent amount of reed sewn into the kirtle bodice this week too.
Not to say it's definitely correct; from all I've read (which to be fair, is not all that much), there's not any definitive primary source that states reed was used in kirtles at that point in the century. But I'm ok with "plausible" and "it works"!
And I started working on the French hood, though I don't have all the sparkly bits for it yet! I'm making the hood in three separate pieces that pin together when worn, as described in Sarah Lorraine's article on French hoods. That's how I made the hood to go with my black Tudor, and I was very happy with it. The hood consists of the coif (a white cap that anchors the headdress), the paste (the colored "crescent" bit), and the veil.
This time I'm making my coif in two pieces. I've seen costumers use both one and two-piece coifs, and I used a one-piece myself last time and was perfectly happy with it, but this time I found it easier to shape the brim as a separate piece.