July 22nd, 2009 talkingfox
Ok let me edit that last post.
I utterly, totally, completely and royally SUCK at sewing.
Weird thing that…I can turn a double finished edge with less than a quarter inch tolerance without even pinning (let alone pressing) and machine applique in my sleep. But do you think I can figure out even basic piecing or manage to set a non- puckered gore? Nope.
July 14th, 2009 talkingfox
I’ve recently decided to get reacquainted with the Society for Creative Anachronism. The SCA is a sort of medieval recreation group for those of you not familiar with it.
I was involved with the SCA many decades ago and haven’t gon to any events in several decades. Needless to say, my old costumes have fallen by the wayside and I decided I needed some new kit for my husband and I.
What started out as a simple Dark Ages mans tunic ended up as a 4 gore, inset underarm gusset tunic that’s about 4 yards around the bottom with approximately 20 yards of piping and 10 yards of tablet weaving that had to be top stitched . And I don’t sew well….
It turned out looking fairly nice as all the ornamentation sort of distracts from the little flub ups here and there.
Only 2 Gowns, 2 more tunics and 2 pairs of trews to go. Before the end of the month that is.
Ah well, as I’ve always said, anything worth doing is worth obsessing over.