Some habits die hard.
Saturday, 27 February 2010
Some habits die hard.
Thursday, 25 February 2010
I could have done more on the kirtle, but I got caught up in another project – the Medieval Gryffindor Embroidery. I decided I wanted a lion in there, so I started embroider one. It’s not finished yet, and it’ll have a red background, which I haven’t quite figured out how I want it to look yet…
The whole thing looks a bit strange at the moment, but that’s what happens when you decide to do something new close to the end of a project. I'm still not sure what I'm going to use it for - I think it'd look nice decorating a pillow, but it could also be a purse... non-period use, of course. Well, first I'll get it finished, then I'll decide.
Monday, 15 February 2010
For more then ten years, the YSA in one of
I hadn’t. Had I been at my own home, I could have used the loads of things in my closet (I had planned to go as Ophelia in Hamlet), but as it was I had nothing, not even the time to make anything, there being so much to do in school. So the day before the party I went shopping; I bought a sheer, white cotton fabric (which I’ll make a dress from, eventually), some lovely brass buttons and some fake ivy. The same day as the party I sewed the fabric together, to make a Roman-ish gown (ok, perhaps it looked a bit more Greek), and made a wreath from the ivy. I was going to be Vesta, the Roman virgin goddess of the hearth, home and family. I looked a bit like a tent, but so did many others back in the day – it was very comfortable though. The fabric being so sheer (worn over a slip of course), I think it worked anyway. Unfortunately, I don't have any good pictures of the whole thing.
It was a very fun weekend; a well needed pause from all my schoolwork. Another good thing was that one of my friends brought one of my medieval chemises, so I can see how my new kirtle works over it. Yay!
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
I have got some sewing done, and I think the kirtle will look very nice when finished. I tried it on yesterday and it looked promising enough. I should have cut the gores a bit longer, but it only means I have to be very careful when finally adjusting the hem. Usually I like to cut dresses a little longer than I plan them to be, just in case. I must have measured wrong this time, but it’ll probably work out anyway. Hakuna matata :)
So far I have finished the main seams and sewn all the gores in, and am now working on sewing the seam allowances down.The colour on the screen doesn’t do the fabric full justice: I think it's a purer shade of mustard in real life. It’s not a colour I’d wear in my ordinary life, but I think it will look delightful on my 14th century self.
Thursday, 4 February 2010
"A bit" is an understatement... How is it that you can feel perfectly happy and content one day, and the next it feels like your world is falling apart? My life is quite good; compared to many I have no reason to complain, but yesterday night I was overwhelmed by sadness. I’m better today, but the sorrow is not as far away as I’d wish. Disappointments are so depressing.