Flemish garb. Hat tied on because of wind.

The Good, the Meh, and the Tardy

The Good I finished enough of my 16th-century Flanders outfit to wear at the demo this past weekend. Here’s how it came out: There are a few bits and pieces that I still would like to finish, but at least I had the partlet done! It was essential for sun protection, since my group sadly lost its tent due to high…

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A bit more on that shawl bag

I recently wove and sewed a bag to coordinate with an old handwoven prayer shawl, and had lots of fun coming up with overshot treadlings on the fly. The recipient asked for the bag to echo the design of the (intimidatingly masterful) original shawl, with the addition of an embroidered Star of David. Have a peek: This was…

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Spring wardrobe, part 3

The saga continues! While my summer sewing plans are perhaps overambitious, I have a conference coming up in May that I’d like to have a couple of outfits ready for. It’s being held in a warmer climate than the one I inhabit, so I’m not quite sure what conditions to expect, but I should be able to cover my bases with a…

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My spring wardrobe

Okay, it still needs a bit of work: I’m also expecting a big batch of linen solids. Some of these are earmarked for my 16th-century lacemaker outfit, which I’ll tell you all about soon! (You may have noticed I’m experimenting with short photo posts in lieu of my usual monstrosities. Let me know if you…