The Early Modern Commons

Sarah A Bendall

Recent Posts

Top 5 Books for Making 17th-Century Dress – New YouTube Video!

27 November 2023

I’ve decided to launch a YouTube Channel where I will be talking about all things early modern dress, fashion and material culture. I’ve just released my first video on my top...

Making a 1650s Bodice and Gown

23 June 2023

In 2021 I set about reconstructing an 1650s bodice from the Museum of London (MoL), object # A7004. The pattern for this bodice is provided in Patterns of Fashion 5. While not many...

Research Engagement & Impact Survey

29 May 2023

I am doing a brief survey asking how people engage with and use my research (including resources and posts on my blog) as well as social media such as Instagram (@sarahbendall_dresshistory)....

Making Historical Dress Network

5 April 2023

I’m delighted to let you all know that PI Dr Serena Dyer and I (Co-I Sarah Bendall) have just launched the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded Making Historical Dress...