What the item is: tudor/elizabeathan coif
The Challenge: #9 Brown
Fabric: Printed cotton
Pattern: Tudor Tailor pattern for coif 1, Patterns of fashion for coif 2
Year: 16th century
Notions: Ribbon, wire (yes really)
How historically accurate is it? the shape and order of construction is
historical. some of the materials aren't BUT these are just a first
attempt and a stopgap. I hope to make some in linen in the future.
Hours to complete: 1 could have been less. Surprisingly quick to do.
First worn: Today to test out fit and see how forehead cloth worked with it.
Total cost: Practically nothing as all from my stash. (used a fat quarter for both coifs)