Well I suppose I should post a picture of the finished kirtle! I finished it last week and was supposed to wear it to an SCA demo, but it was so cold that morning that I didn't want to wear garb. So wearing it will have to wait until next weekend when I go to an SCA event. I will definitely take pics with it on, cause the hanger doesn't do it justice! And yes, the cuffs have been finished since this pic.
My favorite part of it are the guards. Have I mentioned how much I love them?! They take a long time for the multiple rows (cause I won't let them be wonky!) but they make such an impact. One nice change is that instead of ribbon to lace it up, I bought some thin, tightly woven cording at Pennsic that matches the pink linen, and it keeps the dress nice and snug.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
This thing is WAY brighter in person! Kinda obnoxious, which is awesome. Left to do: mostly small stuff. Hem the sleeve cuffs (I don't have ape arms!), add the hook and eye to close the skirt at the back waist, and possibly add another row of guarding. I really like the look of multiple rows of guards, like my purple kirtle, so time permitting, I'll likely do another row.
I'm a bit bummed because I don't have another SCA event to go to until december, which is Solstice Court, and that's still only a possibility. Therefore, my sewing has been stagnant for weeks. Why sew something new that I can't wear for ages?! I don't even need a new dress for Solstice because no one down south has seen my epic black elizabethan, so I'm going to wear that. The group next door is hosting an italian-themed event in february, so I'm considering making a florentine gown for it, but we'll see. Le sigh :(