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1 sleeve sewn on what is now an early 15th C fitted gown, due to having short sleeves with longer sleeves that pin on top. Other is pinned in place and partially sewn in. Still need to hem and make the pin on sleeves for the rest of the arms.

At least already have the hood finished (back from a couple years ago, after a Darton Collegium class).

Run out of Harry Potter to sew to though :(

Getting there... There will be much hemming next week though.
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Single side worth of eyelets sewn (14 of them) on 14th C fitted gown. 2 done on the other side. Many to go.

Still not thinking about the sleeves (other than if I make them short caps (mid upper arm) and make less fitted pin on sleeves (for the rest), it can be worn with my 15th C hood, and I don't need to sew fabric buttons and button holes from here to eternity. But then it will be an earlyish 15th C dress.)

Just under 3 weeks til it needs to be wearable. But one of the weekends is taken up with Darton Anniversary.

In other news for today, Happy Birthday [ profile] basal_surge :)
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Just finished sewing neckline and front of 14th C fitted dress.
Time to start the eyelet lineup. What fun.
So, as I am half way handsewing through the first of 25 eyelets (approximately), any tips or recommendations for those with limited eyelet experience*? Yes, they are all going to be hand sewn, cause even if I metal eyeleted them, they are down the front so you would need to oversew them anyway.
I am not thinking about the sleeves yet, and the fabric buttons needed for that...

(Deadline: 10 Sept... for the outfit)

*Ok, so tents and 12th C fitted gowns and some mediocre tudor probably count a bit...


Aug. 11th, 2011 10:01 pm
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Right. End of the evening and I have a fitting torso pattern based on this technique. Along with a number of vivid (sharpie for them foreign types) marks in strange places and holes in my fingers where they accidentally collided with pins. Z was amazingly patient and pinned and repinned and marked and remarked heroically and didn't put any holes in me.

Next step: linen lining for torso and dress body using some light weight wool. Still to decide which one. Not thinking about the sleeves or the millions of eyelets.

But for now it is time to warm up as the heat pump does not get the lounge to 'comfortable in a sheet' temperature. Hot water bottle filled, time for the hot drink and enough playing with fabric for the evening.

The kittens have been eyeing up all this wierdness by lurking in the beanbag and staring... and then sleeping.
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Yay to the LJ feed of Loose Threads: Yet Another Costuming Blog by Cathy Raymond who posts cool stuff about Viking clothing amongst other things. I had been following sporadically when I remembered, and I know several people reading follow her already, but yay for feeds...

Amongst the cool stuff she has linked to:
Shelagh Lewin's Reconstructed Viking Woman's Outfit based on the Kostrup find (apologies to the scandanavians whimpering over the lack of proper lettering there...).
Hilde Thunem's Viking women: Underdress
Hilde Thunem's Viking women: Aprondress (in progress). Yay to archeological focuses in both of these.

Enough viking clothing links for now...
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Where was I?
Second time this week there has been a kangaroo munching underneath the walkway between the two main buildings at work.:)
Very good long thunderstorm last night - you may have heard me bouncing:) Up to several flashes per second at peak. This also was a good chance to test the tent which is still put up in the back yard. Fine mist coming though during the downpour but that was all, so with waterproofing (Z still to decide on method) should be fine for Festival.
Just to see if I could, while waiting for the van to work... Hair is now in french plaited pigtails... Only took about 10 minutes too.
Thank you to [ profile] manus for the tiered skirt instructions, which arrived yesterday. Girly skirt details which can be skipped for the fashion oblivious/not interested.* )

* Which would normally include myself but apparently the fashion world has cottoned on to the elements of good skirts and not bad military style jackets (for a little while at least - it will of course vanish soon). Construction and fabrics (and price) can still leave a bit to be desired though.


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