On April 8th, in between snow, hail and glaring sun I managed to get into costume and have my mother help me take some photos on her porch. It was really fun, and it really helped that I had borrowed a tripod so my mother didn't have to hold the phone, only see that I was actually in frame. I have already posted some photos, but here are some more.
Saturday, 17 April 2021
When Leimomi of Scroop Patterns asked for testers for a new 1910s blouse I submitted an application, and was happy when I got chosen as a pattern tester. I have tested the 1910s Rilla corset from Scroop Patterns, and I have really like when I have sewn other patterns from her as well. This was a reason why I hurried to finish the jedi, so that I could work on this pattern. It had to be secret until the pattern was released though. Now it's released and I can post about.
It should be noted that this is the test version of the pattern, and there are some differences to the final pattern.
|Me being filled with joy while wearing the blouse|
How it fits the challenge: I'm putting this one down for the joy challenge, because it was a real joy to work with it, and to be part of the pattern tester group. I was also really happy with the result, so I have already gotten a lot of joy out of this project. It also brought me joy to get some really nice photos done with it.
Notions: regular sewing thread, 5 mother of pearl buttons
How historically accurate is it? This is pretty spot on, I tried to follow all the constructions to make it as accurate as possible, and the only thing is that I used regular polyester sewing thread. So 90%
Hours to complete: 2 days (including the mock-up)
First worn: For a photoshoot on April 8th
Total cost: $20 (cost of fabric and buttons)
Sunday, 11 April 2021
Even if all big events are cancelled our 16th century guild is still trying to keep up with all the 500th anniversaries that are taking place. We limit us to eight people at the time, and we are outdoors.
This weekend we went for a picknick at Brunnbäcks färja, where the first big battle of Gustav Vasa's war of liberation stood in early April 1521.
|The whole group in front of the memorial (note the Danish landsknecht in the middle)|
|Our Dalecarlian soldiers|
|The Danish/German contigent|
|The honourable local women|
|It was quite windy|
|I've had a lack of inspiration lately, but I'm also getting a bit bored that I'm always wearing this outfit, so I'm starting to feel that I want to change it up a bit. Maybe a new hood could be a good start.|
Saturday, 10 April 2021
Last summer I made some Edwardian underwear, a petticoat and a corset cover. The only photo I had of them though was a bad mirror selfie, in my dirty mirror.
Today I finally got a chance to dress up in them and take some photos.
Wednesday, 24 March 2021
So I consider myself finished with all the soft parts, even if I'm going to ask for feedback over at the Rebel Legion forums.
Tuesday, 23 March 2021
After I had finished the faux jedi undertunic I realized that I had fabric left. I had cut the fabric straight, so I had one long piece. I have been thinking quite a lot about 17th century, but not enough to be willing to go all in for an historical recreation. Still brown was a very common colour. The linen/viscose blend that I used for the undertunic is really comfy, so I decided to make a standard petticoat out of it. It can work as an outer petticoat for simpler folk, or as an extra under other skirts.
The whole petticoat is made out of two square pieces, taking up the whole remnant of the fabric. The only waste was that little strip that I tore off to make sure that the fabric was on the grain.
How it fits the challenge: Made from a long piece of leftover fabric cut in two and pleated to fit, no fabric was left afterwards.
Material: 2 m of linen/viscose blend
Pattern: no particular pattern
Year: 17th-18th century
Notions: 1,5 grosgrain tape, modern sewing thread
How historically accurate is it? The fabrics and notions are modern but the model is correct. So 50%
Hours to complete: 2, most of it for the hemming
First worn: not yet
Total cost: $20
Thursday, 11 March 2021
I haven't finished the outer tunic yet, but I decided to work on the fabric for my obi and tabards.