It has been 3 or 4 (mumble) years since I was going to do the kirtle sew-along. Life, family medical issues and changes got in the way. My skill set has improved, how I break down projects has improved, but that does not mean I’m not still learning. So I set up the video camera,… Read More An Elizabethan Kirtle Sew-Along Renaissance
Hand sewing my way through another petticoat/kirtle project, this time in a scarlet colored light weight wool.
I managed to sneak in a little bit of hand sewing this past week.
It’s done, it’s done! I finished the full Elizabethan ensemble (it does need some ruffs but that is for another day) for my friend’s birthday/Gift-mas/every other holiday in the world for the next 300 years. I am now going to sleep the sleep of the dead. So starting with the bottom layers: Linen/cotton blend shirt with reinforced… Read More Fitted English Gown, Green Kirtle, Linen/Cotton Shirt, and Wool Petticoat Done.
The pink linen kirtle I made for a friend made its début last weekend. Linen/rayon blend soft bodice with handmade eyelets. It has sleeves but it was way too hot for them. Over all I am pleased the next version in green wool will need very little tweaking.
Write up and photos are here
18 eyelets left to go.
I’ve been sick the past week with one of those hit you in the face colds, I haven’t been able to sew or do much else. It is finally clearing up and I can sit at the computer without a sinus headache starting every ten minutes. Stuff on my summer sewing list: Final bits… Read More Sewing Projects on my Plate
We all have old projects lurking in the back of the closet, things we made when the scissors were still fresh and sharp and we knew just enough about sewing to be dangerous. They are given away. They no longer fit and gather dust as we move on to new projects, better fabrics. This… Read More Pink Kirtle