I finally finished the Brown Green wool kirtle. I had left off the last posts talking about sleeves and eyelets but once I got into the swing of things I got them done without taking any photos. Bad me. I was to the point of hemming the skirts, so I marked the hem and then… Read More A Brown Wool Kirtle: Then End of the Story and Photos
I have finished the sleeves for the brown turns out it is actually green wool kirtle. All they need is lacing rings or pins to keep them on and then I’ll be able to take some photos. I used version 34873434 of my basic sleeve pattern that I’ve tweaked and adapted over the years. They… Read More Sleeves and perhaps a doublet
When I last posted about this project the skirts were done save for the hem. So it is time to move on to the bodice! When I cut the bodice out I had no lining or interlining with me, it was all at home. Then once I got home my sewing plans were put on… Read More A Brown Wool Kirtle: The bodice
Where we last left off I decided to make a test draft of the Alcega pattern in newspaper, it won’t show me the drape of the fabric. But it will give me a better idea on layout, as my fabric is not as wide as the rash cloth. Painter’s tape is useful for many things.… Read More A Brown Wool Kirtle: The skirts!
This project came about during a small session of retail therapy and the joy of finding wool in Florida, in the summer for 5 bucks a yard. That was the good news. The bad news, there was only 3 yards of it. I decided to get it anyways thinking I could at least make a doublet… Read More A Brown Wool Kirtle: Laying the Ground Work