A Scholar’s Cabinett — Articles on medieval through Elizabethan handwork, such as embroidery, knitting, quilting, etc. Hasn’t been updated for many years.
Adventures in Dagging — Original site is gone, this link is to the Internet Archive version. Research on how dagging was possibly created, using pictures of clothing fragments.
Aibell’s Garb and Patterns — Instructions, documentation, patterns & more. Specific regions & eras include: Roman, 5th-10th c. Irish; 10th-11th c. English; 15th c. Italian; and 12th c. bliaut. Also cloak patterns.
Bohemian Bathhouse Keepers — (aka “The Bohemian Bathhouse Babes”). Information from the 14th century Wenceslaus Bible with pictures of the bathhouse keepers and their garments. Of particular interest is their garment with “spaghetti straps.”
By My Own Hand — Articles on bliauts, Norman hairstyles, jewelry, period sewing stitches, mantles, costume construction, etc. Also patterns for medieval gowns, surcotes, smocks, and cloaks.
Clothing of the 12th and 13th Century — by Galiana de Baiona. Contains lots of information, such as: definitions of the period’s terms; fabrics used; pictures and text excerpts describing the clothing; a section on how to make the various pieces; a bibliography; and links.
Clothing of the Middle Ages: Historical Clothing from Archaeological Finds — By Marc Carlson. Site includes numerous articles about clothing of the middle ages, such as kirtles, cotes, tunics, hoods, hose, and cloaks. There is a link to another whole separate site on Shoes of the Middle Ages. Many patterns for extent clothing from the time, e.g. “bog dresses,” the many Herjolfsnes garments, and Charles de Blois’ pourpoint.
Clothing the Low Countries — “Researching and recreating Netherlandish clothing from the period 1480-1530.” Includes a glossary of terms, links to other sites, and a list of books and articles.
Early Period — From the website: “Early Period is published quarterly...for the advancement of early period arts, crafts, sciences and research. Early Period deals in the pre-1066 A.D. topics of interest to persons with early period personae in the SCA or similar organizations.”
Enluminures (Illuminations) — (In French) This site has more than 120,000 images from over 5,000 medieval manuscripts and illuminations, kept in municipal libraries throughout France. Click “recherche guidée” from the home page to find manuscripts by author (“auteurs”), title (“titres”), type and context (“contextes”). You can also search by Library (“Accès par Bibliothèque”). Or, from the home page, click “recherche experte” to search using your own criteria.
Eva’s Costuming Page — (Sweden) Eva’s costumes range from 12th through 16th century, with a bit of 18th & 19th century. Some articles and dress diaries.
Fingerloop Braids — Instructions and examples of fingerloop braiding, which was very popular in Europe in the 13th-17th centuries.
Frankish Costume — Some information about 6th & 7th century Frankish clothing, Queen Bathilde and Queen Arnegunde.
Golden Gown of Queen Margareta — Article, with photos, of the gorgeous recreation of Queen Margareta’s gown: “In co-operation with the cathedral of Uppsala, Sweden, Durán Textiles have produced a hand printed design based on the woven silk of the famous golden gown of Queen Margareta.”
In Nova Corpora — In German. One family’s website of medieval through renaissance costumes - really lovely stuff. “Kleidung” is Clothing; “Quellen” is Sources; “Anleitungen” is drawings of the patterns they made;
Midgard Basic Clothing Standards — Site for a reenactment group with instructions on how to make medieval period garments, including tunics, braies, hosen, gowns, etc.
Mme Chantberry - Belle Robe — Site by a Polish costumer, with medieval through 18th century costumes. Of special interest are her Polish renaissance costumes.
Monumental Brass Society — (UK) “The website for the Society for those interested in any aspect of monumental brasses and incised slabs of all dates in all countries.” Images of and information about medieval brass memorials.