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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 [livejournal.com 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...

Patterning

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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With the main hard drive death, about 4-5 months of bookmarks have been lost :(
Most of these were found by googling on a subject anyway so no great loss - I can build the 15th C clothing collection again.
But I do still have all those ones that I linked to via LJ.

So, you may get more links by me paranoidly linking as well as bookmarking. Happy reading/browsing.

An assortment:

Late 14th/early 15th C silhouette fitting:
La Cotte Simple (Tasha McGann)
Dame Helen (Dame Helen) (not quite so happy with the extrapolation there)
Costly thy habit (Charlotte, aka Mathilde Bourette(.

A bunch of medievalist blogs (some of which I may have linked to before)
Tashen (medieval purses)
Medieval Arts and Crafts (various incl 14th C embroidered pouches)
http://hemiole.com/ French lady doing some cool 12/13th C stuff. In french.
[livejournal.com profile] maxlu170 Nice 14th C stuff.
Medieval Silkwork (LJ syndication: [livejournal.com profile] medievsilkwork)
Haandkraft
http://kurage.wordpress.com/
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Ok, so should I be disturbed that my torso is far better approximated by the mathematical model of a cotton reel (based on body measurements and taking circumferences and dividing by 10) than the Simplicity size 8? I'd expect a few fitting issues - this is why I made a mockup or two, but the ~2cm overlap at the top and the ~15cm gap at the base was fairly impressive. Don't know how this will affect boning placement issues and overall profile issues.

Should possibly keep this in mind when playing with the other Simplicity patterns I have.

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