I’ve spent the last several evening putting the final touches on my latest article for Foundations. I’ve enjoyed expanding my sewing horizons with this project but I am looking forward to finishing up some commission stuff once I get it turned in. I am on schedule to turn the article in by Friday and the commission stuff should all be done and delivered by the end of the month. Since I won’t be going to Pennsic I think I’ll spend my August making/finishing 3 new sets of rapier armor (the one I started for myself a couple months ago, one for my sweety, and one as a gift) for Atlantian 30 Year.
Happy 4th of July everyone! We’re spending this holiday enjoying the sun in lovely Nags Head, NC. Yesterday we visited the beach and the current resting place of the Francis E Waters, a 19th century schooner who’s remains are currently on display at Nags Head Town Hall.
I’ve also been spending my time experimenting with boning layouts and working on my next article for Foundations Revealed. I’m having a blast with that.
We’re planning on visiting Fort Raleigh tomorrow. I’ll make sure to take lots of pictures for you guys.
Enjoy the holiday!
I missed posting this last week but my latest Foundations Revealed article, 1903 Savoye Corset: Patent 74093, was published last week. It’s outside of my usual area of interest but I’m very excited about this project and very pleased with how it’s turning out.
In other project related news I finally have pictures of my finished venetians. I’ll try to get them up this week for y’all since I’ve been so slack about posting recently. I did start my new position last week though. It’s keeping me very busy but I’m really enjoying it.
So just a few days after my last post I formally accepted a Regulatory Associate position with the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. I’m very excited about this new opportunity. Since accepting the position I’ve been working furiously to get everything ready in my current lab for the transition. I start the new position on June 6th which thankfully has given me just about a full month to make sure that everything is good to go. This has meant though that by the time I’ve been able to make it home from work and get something for dinner I’ve been pretty much completely exhausted and haven’t been able to get much work done on projects. But that should change in just a few more weeks. 🙂
To update you on the article I was working on when I last posted, I wasn’t able to get it finished during the week so I ended up skipping Tourney of Friends to finish it up and get it turned in. I was sorry to have to miss the event but it worked out for the best (plus my hubby was able to make it and had a marvelous time).
I did finally accomplish some sewing this weekend. I managed to finish a bunch of mending and alterations and I’m very pleased with how things have come out. The last alteration I need to finish is altering the sleeves on an older doublet. Sadly I’ve never worn this doublet because I didn’t notice the issue until after it was finished and by then I couldn’t bring my self to take it apart and fix it. I finally took it apart yesterday and I think I can fix the issue with a little simple piecing.
Alterations aren’t always easy. Over the weekend what appeared to be a quick pants alteration to shorten the waist band ended up taking close to 4 hours because both the lining and outer shell had to be removed from the waistband separately and then, due to the way the pants had be constructed, the only way to reattach the newly shorten waistband so that it looked right was to sew the whole thing back together by hand. But it was totally worth it because the new pants fit better and I was able to use this opportunity to take out the cartridge pleating I had used originally and replace it with knife pleating which I think will suit these pants better. Now it’s like having a whole new pair of pants! Altering the doublet is going to take more work and quite a bit of piecing but it will be worth it to be able to put that piece of clothing into regular rotation.
Grettir has also made the class notes for is I.33-Liechtenauer Symposium available online. You can download them here.
This past weekend was Atlantian Crown. I had a fabulous time but, as usual, I brought my camera and didn’t take it out all day. I really need to stop that!
Finally, I spent most of Sunday working on it and I’m now nearly finished with my current Foundations Revealed article. Now I’m hoping that if I really dedicate the rest of the week to it and don’t allow myself to get distracted I can finish it early and possibly be free to day trip Tourney of Friends this weekend. We’ll see how it goes.
Sorry for being so quiet these past few days. I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather since Monday but I did want to give you guys an update.
This past weekend Wistric, Letia, and I piled in the car and headed up to St Pyr’s (a small local collegium) in Black Diamond. It was a small, quiet event and I had an excellent time. I taught the C&T Marshal 101 class to a larger group than I was expecting and spent the rest of the day enjoying Grettir’s I.33-Liechtenauer Symposium. I thoroughly enjoyed his class and will be linking to his class notes once he’s had a chance to post them online.
I think the highlight of my day though was Letia’s now infamous creek incident but since I teased her fairly mercilessly on the drive back I will refrain (for now) from teasing her online. 🙂
Sunday was fighter practice and the baronial meeting. I did some teaching, worked on some C&T, stayed for the meeting, and all in all had a great time. We even went out for sushi with friends afterward.
In other news I spent last night working on my upcoming Foundations Revealed article. So far I’m ahead of schedule but I need to make sure I stay that way. 🙂 I’m also working on getting my recreating Elizabethan bodies tutorial up on the website by the end of the week.
I spent last night working on an upcoming article for Foundations Revealed. It’s outside of my usual area of work so I’m finding the project challenging and quite a lot of fun.
I did get my Venetians hemmed over the weekend so we are now only ~8 buttons away from pictures of the final garment. I just need to decide if I want burgundy buttons or pink buttons that match the trim.
I’ll be turning in my latest article for Foundations Revealed this evening after giving it one more review. I’m pleased with the finished article and it’s been a lot of fun to work on. It’s currently scheduled for publication in January and I’ll be sure to let you all know when it’s available.
This means other than getting my stockings article up I’m pretty much free through the end of the year and I’m thinking about what I want to work on next. I have a web design project I’m working on but it doesn’t have a hard deadline. I’m thinking about trying to finish up my Flander’s Gown by the end of the month and I’m also currently throwing around some ideas in my head for a project for a steampunk party we’re thinking of attending New Year’s Eve. Maybe I’ll do both.
Or maybe I’ll enjoy some celebratory sushi before making any decisions.
Just a short post this morning but I wanted to let you all know that my 16th and Early 17th Century Cloth stocking tutorial (the one that was published at Foundations Revealed this past May) is going to be available through my website very soon. I want to do a little reformatting first but I’m hoping to have it available before the end of the year.
This week I start to find myself between projects. My last article was published and I’ve started writing the next next one. I’ve finished a couple of sewing projects and I’m getting ready to start a new commission. This is the time that I generally make updates to my site. So today when I was making some of those updates I found myself looking over some of my recent accomplishments and thinking that it’s nearly November and the end of the year is on it’s way.