Wednesday, March 29, 2006

The Corset

And as promised, here's a picture of the corset I made, now that the lass who I sent it to recieved it in the post:

Becky Corset (1)

It's only pinned to a pillow, as she has the eylet setter. I'll get pics of it in action when I see her next.

Tunic Progress

The tunic was going well. I'd got it all together, it fits and is comfortable, and I'd managed to flat fell the seams on the tiny sqyare underarm gussets, as well as the side seams, then I ran out of thread! I just have to finish the hem and underarm seams, and then it's done, unless I get time before the event ad decide to add red trim of some sort.

Ah well, here is a picture so far:


I know that's a bad pic. I'll get one of the entire costume when it is together.

Next I'm making a linen shirt, then on to a pair of red wool culottes.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Long time no see...

Gosh, a month without blogging! Well, I've not been neglecting the crafting as badly! My knitting hasn't moved on much, but I have done quite a bit of sewing.

I've finished a renaissance bodice, which I'll post pictures of soon, a waist cincher, and started a cloak, and a pair of trousers.

At the moment I'm working on a tunic for a LARP game which I'm attending over Easter.

So far I've traced off the pattern, and nearly cut out all the pattern pieces. I hope to finish it today, or at least get the bulk of it done. I'm using a chocolate brown linen, and I love sewing linen, it is so gorgeously soft. period accurate too, which is always a bonus.

Anyway, back to the sewing - pictures to follow later!