While a lot of people spend a lot of time developing their personal style, few can say they have medieval dresses hanging in their closet. YouTuber Bernadette Banner has more than just a few. Furthermore, she’s made all of them by hand. “I study the history of dress through practical experimentation and reconstruction, exploring historical eras preceding the introduction of the electric sewing machine because technology is weird,” she says.

Not only does she dress like someone from another era, but her viewers also notice with amusement that she appears to think and speak like someone from the past as well and it's oddly satisfying to watch.

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PaigeA MacPherson
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This girl is amazing. I watch her videos and the techniques she uses are so complex and time consuming. Idk how she does it!

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"My reconstruction work is done by hand or using authentic machinery where appropriate, and I am simultaneously on an ongoing side quest to discover how we can implement historical practices in 21st century life in order to live a bit more sustainably," Bernadette says.

She now has an impressive 658k YouTube and works full-time as an independent online content creator and as freelance “consulting dress detective” or, simply put, research consultant, and illustrator. She splits her time between her native New York City and London, where she’s collaborating with the School of Historical Dress on future publication work.

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kurisutofu
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This one is really nice! And something you can wear even now!

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Maddie Painter
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I actually watched this video recently! It was complex to make and it looks so lovely!

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4EVER PANDA
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

the colors are very nice and the design is stunning.

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4EVER PANDA
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

( again, maybe I should just stop commenting this ) the outfit works really well with the background!!!!

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Tracey Hirt
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They're stunning , but I wish these were labeled with the time period they are from. I can place some of them, but others I can't figure out the decade.

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4EVER PANDA
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

the colors ( once again ) contrast really well with the background. well done! I know a lot of people who can make beautiful outfits, and beautiful backgrounds, but can't pair them up together.

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Binxyminxem
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The doggo in the background looks happy and cute! Also all of these outfits and the lady's hair look gorgeous!

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4EVER PANDA
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

no one can say that this woman isn't talented.

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C.S. E.
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's Cathy Hay - you can see her in several of Bernadette's videos and is super talented in her own right!

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4EVER PANDA
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cut the camera man out, and it looks exactly a scene from the medieval times.

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RL Tyler
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

you three looked AMAZING that night.. was great fun seeing you

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chachkimooch
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Too bad about the barbed wire fence. These women are lovely in all the photos!

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Ayra
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And again: Not Bernadette but Katherine Haye

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Ayra
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Again, This is not Bernadette Banner but her friend Cathy Haye

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Tazzy Ladynero
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2 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is Cathy Haye, a friend of Bernadette's. She often wears that scarlet escargot with that green tweed vest.

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