Baby Garb

One basic outfit you could make consists of a frock with shirt and cap. I have found a commercial pattern you can use in construction: Kannik's Korner KK-9001 "Infant's Clothing Pattern". Although this pattern is documented to the second half of the 18th century, as you can see from the Holbein portrait, with small modifications this outfit should be period appropriate for renaissance-era reenactors as well. I suspect that what appears to be a braid encircling the baby's head is most likely a cap made out of a fairly transparent fabric.

Detail from Hans Holbein the Younger. Artist's Wife and Children. 1528-29. tempera on paper on limewood.German
Full image found online here

Above two images: Details of Kannik's Korner Infant's Clothing Pattern KK-9001

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Diaper Bag

bag  bag
Don't carry that "pastel baby nightmare" diaper bag... A large drawstring bag is simple to make. Or you could make a variation on an alms satchel for a shoulder bag.
Rialto thread on pouches
Rialto thread on period backpacks, bags and carrying baskets

A pilgrim's alms satchel: A pattern and method of construction by Stephen Francis Wyley

A sling for carrying the baby

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Poppet or Baby - Renaissance "Barbie Doll"

Foemina Mediocris conditionis in Silesia (Commoner from Silesia) from HABITUS PRAECIPUORUM POPV- LORVM, TAM VIRORUM QVAM foeminarum Singulari arte depicti

Rialto threads on dolls

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Individual Crafters

Garb the World
Garb the World - "Garb the World is interested in helping parents who want to participate in reenactments and role playing games with their children, but can not afford to purchase elaborate costumes that will be quickly grown out of." Mostly early period (tunics, trews, vests) garb at very affordable prices.

Maeve's Unmentionables - Custom hand-made clothing for Renaissance and Medieval re-enactment.

Fantasy Fabrications - We make children's garb as well as adult, and some of our products are available with applique. Any image from our library of traditional heraldic designs is available as applique, or you can provide your own image. We can also work with you to create a unique design for you.

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The League of Renaissance Merchants

The League of Renaissance Merchants
  SCA Merchant's Row
  SCA Juried Merchants List
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SCRIBE Network's webSCRIBE SCRIBE Network's webSCRIBE (Directory of Faires)
  The Ringlord's SCA Merchant Listing - does search on Ebay too
ARGOS Limited Area Search of the Ancient World
  Stefan's Florilegium articles about children
  History of Diapers

Sewing for babies in the SCA - some hints By Maggie Forest

  Elizabethan Costuming Page

Costume Supercenter overview of Elizabethan Clothing

Rialto thread on children's clothes

Rialto thread on hats

Rialto thread on babies

What Kids Wore 1477-1577: A Sewing the Seeds of Rebellion site

Children's Garb in Period Art

Nursing and Maternity Wear in Period Art

Infant Care in Period Art

Brendan's Life at Faire & in the SCA - A great cart is shown on this personal page

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