The current state of my new green linen Kirtle. The sleeves are attached, the hand finishing is done, and now all I need to do is hem it and sew the eyelets.

I spent most of this past weekend working on projects for various upcoming events.  My poor husband was on call all weekend which meant changing the planned projects around a bit but in the end I got quite a bit accomplished.

The first thing I worked on was pulling out all our coolers and our camp grill and scrubbing them all down in preparation for War of the Wings.  We’ve decided to run an encampment this year and I want to make sure all our stuff is ready to go ahead of time to help cut down on some of that last minute stuff that always comes up.

The next thing I worked on was cleaning, rebluing, and waxing my helm and gorget in preparation for Golden Rose this coming weekend.  They turned out really well but I think I’m going to need to add one more coat of wax to them sometime this week.  It did take longer than I expected but less time than Coty expected so that was great.  Afterward we went out for sushi with friends.

So that was my Saturday.  On Sunday I set out to clean the pavilion (more WoW prep) and hopefully get some work done on my green linen kirtle.  Coty helped me pull out the pavilion and lay it out in the sun.  It wasn’t very dirty at all but there were a few places where it had gotten damp at one point that I wanted to spot clean.  I got that taken care of pretty easily and left them to dry in the sun.  We got some lunch and then I set to work on my kirtle.

When I last blogged about this project my to do list was as follows:

  1. clip curves
  2. press front opening
  3. make up new sleeves
  4. insert sleeves
  5. hand finish front opening and sleeves
  6. eyelets
  7. hem

After working on my kirtle Sunday afternoon it now looks like this:

  1. clip curves
  2. press front opening
  3. make up new sleeves
  4. insert sleeves
  5. hand finish front opening and sleeves
  6. eyelets
  7. hem

I’m pretty pleased.  I got quite a bit done (pictures are up in my gallery).  I had hoped to finish the hem last weekend but by the time we packed up the pavilion, got the clean coolers and grill in the trailer, and got some dinner we were an hour out from True Blood and I decided to just enjoy a bit of a break.  A friend is hosting a sewing day after Golden Rose this Sunday and I think I will just work on finishing it up there.

Tonight I’m hoping to get some laundry going and finish the second coat of wax on my helm and gorget.  I’d like to go to fighter practice Wednesday night as well as Thursday.

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