This weekend is the Southern Regional Collegium which is basically in my back yard, so I’m certainly going to go. In the back of my mind, I’ve been hoping for a new gown for this event, but alas, I’ve dragged my feet on these kirtles for so long, it is not to be. However, I’ve come up with a plan. A plan so cunning, you could pin a tail on it and call it a weasel!
I have a side-back lacing kirtle (purple, of course) that I usually wear underneath my plum velvet coat. No one has really seen the kirtle on it’s own, so all I would have to do to have a completely ‘new’ gown is sew rings to the shoulders to attach the sleeves, and maybe do a quickie shoulder treatment, and voilà! A ‘new’ gown! (Basically the above without the dark plum over gown.)
Also, I dragged (drug?) my feet (I’m noticing a pattern of lack of motivation going on here…..) about putting in to teach classes at Collegium, but there was an announcement recently that said:
“There are several instructors who were unable to teach classes at Collegium for various. We will have a table available for those who wish to put out a sample and explanation of what they are available to teach and if they will teach one-on-one. Please take advantage of this opportunity.”
I’ll be offering how to make fabric buttons (I still have kits all made up and ready to go) and basic hand sewing techniques. Since I’ve had eyelets on the brain lately, maybe I’ll do eyelets too?
Does anyone have any other suggestions on what I could teach?