Lengberg Livestream Q&A

Lengberg Livestream Q&A

Livestream with the Lengberg Research Team, Rachel Case, Marion McNealy, and Beatrix Nutz. In 2008, during the renovations at Lengberg Castle, a trove of over 2700 textile fragments dated to the 15th century was discovered. Among these textile remnants was a skirted bra, the first finding of 15th c. bust supportive garment (which had before…

500 Year Old Underwear? The Truth About the Lengberg Underwear Livestream

500 Year Old Underwear? The Truth About the Lengberg Underwear Livestream

In 2008, during the renovations at Lengberg Castle, a trove of over 2700 textile fragments dated to the 15th century was discovered. Among these textile remnants was a pair of underwear. Since their discovery several theories have been presented and many questions have been asked about who wore them, and how these underwear were worn….

The Lengberg Finds: Remnants of the Lost 15th Century Tailoring Revolution

The Lengberg Finds: Remnants of the Lost 15th Century Tailoring Revolution

A paper presented at NESAT XIII in Liberec, Czech Republic, 2017 by Rachel Case, Marion McNealy and Beatrix Nutz Abstract: Among the more than 2700 textile fragments discovered in 2008 at Lengberg Castle in East‐Tyrol, Austria, were a few almost completely preserved pieces of garments. Amid them were several nearly complete linen bras and fragments…

Ladies Sizing Survey

Ladies Sizing Survey

We want to be able to produce great patterns for the 15th and 16th centuries – so we need your help to know what sizes real people are, rather than just the standard range.

Our first pattern will be the Lengberg skirted bra pattern, followed by a late 15th century Lengberg gown pattern. And then we’ve got many other patterns planned, for both men and women from the 15th and 16th centuries.