Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Dressing the Man - Nearly Done!


Now that I'm done being a total and utter spaz, here's what Sis and I worked on last night......finishing up the buttons and attaching them!  (She makes prettier buttons than I do, and I am quite jealous!)



(The Man!)

I'm working on scaring up some photos of him from 'back in the day''ll never believe they're the same person!  Muahahahhaha......

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Button, button, who has the button?


We do!

Sis and I are making some cloth buttons for her Man.

(they're a bit lumpy-looking, I admit.  I attribute it to the fact that the Man is a very 'rustic' individual.  Or something.)

I'm really bummed I didn't get my check in to be able to attend the button class at CoCo.  That really would have come in handy right about now.  :(

All we have left to do before this weekend:
-Button holes
And if there is time,

(I tried convincing him he doesn't need a belt with this outfit, but one step at a time.......the famous "Nearly Naked Barbarian" is not only wearing clothes, but he's wearing PERIOD APPROPRIATE clothes.  teehee.  Never thought I'd see the day.  People aren't going to recognize him!)

Monday, September 13, 2010



I don't have too many pictures of Coronation, but here are a few to give you a flavor of what went on.....

Phae sewing, Michelle sitting in the shade....

"Pre-Show" entertainment from Mistress Casamira and Master Braden.

My sister looking ever-lovin adorable, Mistress Bianca in the background looking as composed and beautiful as ever, and our lovely Baroness with her addition to the Barony.  (Ain't he the cutest?!)

The final product:  (Thank you SO much for all the assistance from my friends and loved ones during the construction!  My hubby also gets major props for putting up with me throughout this project.)

Let's face it - girls' clothes is so much more interesting.  (My excuse for not getting more pictures of Timmur.  Sorry, Timmur.)

Her gown, if it looks familiar, is (loosely) based on this one right 'ere.  The sleeves on the kirtle are pinked, which doesn't show up at all on camera, but I personally think the texture IRL is pretty amazing.  There are things I would change about it if I were ever to do it again, but for a first time taking a stab at this style, I think I did pretty OK.  (I'm pretty chuffed at myself for all the handsewing on this beast.  All the applique, lace, trim, guimp, 89% of the seams etc, etc are all hand sewn.  Only my stays come anywhere close to the total number of (wo)man hours put into handsewing.  And this one, blows them out of the water.)

I'm still not sure on the status of posting about this project, so I'm gonna play it safe and only post pictures of when it's publicly worn.  I need to check, because I have some close ups and tutorials I'd love to share with y'all.

PPoD! I can haz!


I've started (and finished) the thistle.  I'm not terribly happy with how the shading (or lack thereof) turned out on the topmost flower, but, meh.  It'll do.  I've started on the background between the thistle and the foxglove while I ponder how to attack the lily.  The shape of the lily is pretty much exactly the way it looks in the original, but I'm just not that fond of it.  Hmmmmm.

Anyway, on to the pics!

I now have 5/8 of the slips done, and nearly that much of the background.  Hurrah!

Sis' project!

My sister and I have been working on an outfit for her hubby, and I am so very proud of the way she's been jumping in there and doing stuff!  I consider this her first full-scale sewing project, and I'm inordinately proud of her.  The doublet just needs lining tacked, eyelets for the points, and buttons/buttonholes, and the trousers just need the points and the buttons/button holes.

Here's the Man trying it on for the first time.  Hurrah!!!  (Looking a bit "Man from Snowy River" at the moment, but not for long. We'll get him Medieval-i-fied in no time!)

(p.s.  Sis, if you want me to take down the pic, let me know.  But I have to show off your mad skillz!!!)