Category Archives: Sewing

“Purple isn’t period” A quest

Anyone who like me loves the colour purple and involved in anything like the SCA has probably at one time or another been told, “but purple isn’t period. ” or the old classic, “only royalty were allowed to wear purple.” Well … Continue reading

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Coverciere/partlet nearly done

I worked steadily on my new partlet yesterday for around 6-7 hours, I am really slow at hand sewing but it’s coming along! Just need to finish sewing on the edge trim and finish the construction work and she’s done! … Continue reading

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Getting back into the groove,,,new partlet started

Well yesterday I must have snapped back into my creative groove big time, I decided about 2pm yesterday that my new outfit will need a new partlet. So I dived into pinterest, as you do, and chose a style, OK … Continue reading

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Re-interpreting an old pattern

When I make a piece I usually use a previous pattern and tweak it to make it fit better, a new shape neckline or waistline. This usually is within months of each usage at the most. Today I have pulled … Continue reading

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Italian renaissance Costume Challenge 2015- Full Final write up

Layer 1: Chemise My chemise was loosely based on an extant example found in Museo del Prato , which is described as “suitable for wearing with a squared necked petticoat.” The design is one I have used previously based on … Continue reading

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It’s been so long, but I am back! IRCC5!

I have been so naughty not posting on here as I should be, But you know, life gets busy. I have been sewing, quite a lot actually. I have entered the IRCC for a 5th year in a row. I … Continue reading

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Have been busy busy sewing many many things

well I am progressing well on my IRCC4 pieces. I spent many many many hours on my over gown, and have completed it. I am very pleased with how it has turned out, it has to be the best piece … Continue reading

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