Sunday, July 17, 2011

Blackwork for Chemise, ACC Update

Garb Challenge Update time!

So my linen got here.. its wonderful! Im very pleased with my purchase.
I decided to do blackwork on the cuffs and perhaps the neck and I chose a pomegranite pattern.
The pattern turned out to be more difficult that I had first thought.. Im getting the hang of it tho..

Here's a progress photo.. this is about 6 hours of work...

Anyways, I got the rest of my chemise pieces cut out and its ready to sew... Im going back to embroidery now.. :)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Yay for linen!

So I ordered my linen for my chemise.. hopefully it will get here some time next week.
I got 4 yards of 100% linen for $30 including shipping. I saved myself 10 bucks by buying two pieces that had previously been cut. One piece at 1.5 yards and the other at 2.5 yards.
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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Garb Challenge Update 7/8/2011

So here's my inspiration photo..

The gown will be done in a lovely black cotton corderoy gifted by Lady Fiametta.. and the kirtle and the color part of the sleeves will be in a lovely gold brocade that I picked up at Home Fashion Fabrics for $6.99 a yard. I bought 3 yards, so that puts me just under $20.

Here's the brocade.

So I haven't yet begun on my project yet as I was doing some blackwork for my apprentice sister, Serafina for her upcoming Laurel Ceremony...

Also, since the published rules dont say that handsewing of the skin layer is required, Ive decided to machine sew it instead. That way I can add some blackwork and not be too stressed about time.

So I guess thats all for now..