Friday, August 6, 2010

Pennsic sewing...

So, now that the flurry of stuff for others is made and completed, ive been a mad hatter of a seamstress for myself this week. Ive made a couple of gowns, a new linen veil that will be much cooler than the silk one, and cut out a couple hoods. Last night, while watching the Two Towers, I hand sewed this:

(modeled here by my mother)

Yes it was pre-embroidered linen but it was too damn cute not to use. I wish i had more of it..Id have liked to have made a gown out of this with the embroidery at the hemline. Oh well. This works! :)

Onto more sewing..leaving in a few days for Pennsic! WOOHOO!

Monday, August 2, 2010

The finished Tiraz Bands...

These will be delivered at Pennsic to the lovely lady to whom will embellish her husband's fighting coat with them! :) Im very pleased with how they turned out.

The two lines say:
" Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, hear the lamentations of their women"
and the second line says:
"On the day of victory, no man is tired"

now...onto the next project..a couple of gowns for me to wear to pennsic. If i have time..I may embroider the upper arms of the sleeves of the purple cote. Lets see how time passes..

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Yes...yet another update

So..yesterday I delivered the remaining garb to my friend who was in desperate need of it. Their new additions to their wardrobe include: four new over tunics, two under tunics, two pair of braes, three pair of chauces and three hoods. That should hold them for at least a few days from having to do laundry at Pennsic this year.

Now the next project i am doing, which will be a fast one but still nice is a set of (forgive the spelling) Tiraz bands for my friend's husband's fighting coat...I think. Its turkish...which is all greek to me. :) Here is an image of the one band "written out" right before I started the embroidery, which is in black.

Ill post another pic when the embroidery is done, and perhaps at Pennsic this year, if she has time to attach them ill get a pic of them on the cote with the owner wearing it! :)

Thats whats going on so far. Once ive finished these up, I can make a gown or two for myself to wear to Pennsic this year. Im excited!

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