I am Marion McNealy, an Independent Scholar researching clothing and daily life during the period 1480-1600 in what is now Southern Germany, parts of Switzerland and Austria. My goal is to provide a useful resource for people trying to re-create the clothing and understand the historical events from a balanced perspective. I have been researching and creating clothes, accessories and food in this time period since 2003. I’ve learned a great deal during this time, and continue to learn new things and pursue new areas of research.
I have a BS in Business Information Systems from the University of Washington and a Masters in Library & Information Science from Drexel University.
Since 2008, I have been the Editor for Your Wardrobe Unlock’d, an online magazine devoted to historical costuming from 1700-1920. In 2009, we started Foundations Revealed, devoted to historical and modern corsetry, and History Unstitched focused on historical costuming from Antiquity – 1699 in 2012.
I also love to cook and bake, and being a celiac (someone who can’t eat gluten, its the stretchy protein in wheat, oats, barley and rye), I am constantly on the search for new recipes that are gluten free already or can be adapted. I also try not to eat dairy, so I make them dairy free as well.
If you have questions or comments, you can either leave a comment below, or email me at m_mc_nealy *(at)* yahoo (dot) com