The black silk taffeta kirtle is coming along, I pad-stitched the bodice fronts and got the bodice lining cut out and I have a black linen blend for the skirt. I usually don’t line the skirts, but the taffeta is lightweight, so the lining will give it a nice drape.
I’m dusting off old 3-d modeling skills with the goal of 3-d printing some 16th century styled buttons.
This series is a good refresher of the basics: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjEaoINr3zgHs8uzT3yqe4iHGfkCmMJ0P
I’m also revisiting bobbin lace, I can do a very basic plait correctly! At least most of the time.
I also forgot to take a photo that should go here. Opps!
This is the site I return to time and time again to double check myself: http://ildhafn.lochac.sca.org/node/503 and earlier this week a lovely example of reproductions from Le Pomp was posted at http://kostym.cz/Anglicky/8_Krejcovstvi/20_Jirina/VIII_20_10E.htm.
This really helped me get an idea of how the stitches should look.
I’m taking a break from my Spanish inventory translations, I’m sending a bit too much time on the computer and my wrist does not like it.
But my favorite find so far is this skirt:
una basquina de tela de plata blanca la delantera bordada de unas alcachofas de oro con una guarniçion toda a la redonda sobre terçiopelo bordado de oro y plata;
(my rough translation)
A skirt of white cloth of silver, the forepart embroidered with artichokes of gold with one guard about the hem of velvet embroidered with gold and silver.