Thursday, June 26, 2008

My neice Kate was here last week to get new Garb made for SCA. The bodice took the longest time and 4 different fittings before I was satisfied with it. The pleating of the skirt and attachment took an hour to do......stitching by hand! Kate's going to finish up the underskirt and the sleeves by herself.

Doesn't she look nice in it? It's crushed velvet with a silk chemise. If you're a SCA or Rennie, I'd recommend the silk chemise. It's worth the extra money and time. This is one I made some years ago out of silk from Buy the silk in 11 yard bolts and they are about 5 bucks a yard. That's cheap!

I've been working on getting rid of that huge stack of fabric. The goal is to move the sewing area to Tim's room once he moves back with his folks. Right now, he's still in Boot Camp. I've not heard from him but his Mom has. But back to the fabric. I had an idea and sewed some recycled drawstring bags out of fabric that was scavenged from old bags. If they didn't sell, I'd tear them apart and cannibalize what I could. So this is what I came up with:

Simple bags that are lined and washable. They've got plenty of uses and they're on etsy.

While waiting for my sock yarn to show up, I've been working with worsted weight superwash to make the Packer colors in yarn. The superwash dyes up so much better than the usual stuff.

There are 4 skeins made up from Cascade 220 superwash on my Etsy now:

Ok, shameless plug done. As you can see, I've been in a more creative mood than usual. And what is more unlike me than that I'm trying to get more organized.


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