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Italian Renaissance Costuming Challenge and pattern mucking

The 4th annual Italian Renaissance Costuming Challenge, by Realm of Venus, has begun. On the spur of the moment, I decided to enter. The challenge is to make a 4-layer Italian Renaissance outfit in 4 months, starting June 1, ending … Continue reading

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Fabric, Fiber, Fighting, & Fencing

This weekend I went up to Æthelmearc for Fabric, Fiber, Fighting, & Fencing. I took a tablet weaving class and a class on Anglo-Saxon spindles that was followed by a session on stone spindle whorls. The weaving class used a … Continue reading

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Persona Pentathlon planning

Last winter I decided I was going to enter the Persona Pentathlon at KASF this winter. A few months ago, I decided the Eleonora dress would set the theme. I’ve also recently been seeing a lot of really good-looking Norse … Continue reading

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Trimming is slow

I’ve been sewing trim onto the pink gown. I sat down to watch Babylon 5: In the Beginning, and I thought I’d at least get the trim for the front finished during that 2hr movie. Nope. I got the trim … Continue reading

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Ripping out some of that dress

I’m not happy with how the pink dress fits. The bodice is a little loose, and I think I left seam allowance at the bottom edge and then didn’t use it, because the waist is too low, and the skirt … Continue reading

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1580s Italian working class pink dress, at the wearable stage

See the woman in pink in the middle whose head is a little misplaced? I decided to make a copy of that gown using some pink linen I had on-hand. I purchased camel-color wool to use for the guards. After … Continue reading

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Joining A&S 50 Challenge

At the coronation of Vlad and Kalisa, I was told by Lady Jacintha of Highland Foorde about the A&S 50 Challenge, to make 50 items before 1 May AS L. To that end, I have created a portfolio for A&S … Continue reading

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