Archive for February, 2008

I have finally been pushed to get off my rear and write up a handout on braies.  I’m hoping to have it done by the beginning of next week – will post when I do.

Ice Dragon is coming up, and Beau Fleuve is hosting spring coronation/Queen’s Rapier at a mostly-outdoor site in April.  I refuse to let my kid run around at an event in her parka.  This week, I took her to JoAnn’s to pick out some fleece to line a “coat” for her (she picked a minty/seafoamy green).  It won’t be documentable, but it will be something other than a minty/seafoamy nylon parka (huh… wonder if that’s why she picked that lining color – it’s the same as her parka!).  My plan is to effectively make a tunic with a split front that I will put some sort of closures on (probably toggles).

I was reminded last weekend that much of my medieval clothing was made when I weighed about 35 pounds more than I do now.  Seriously – I wore my green linen cyclas over my red linen gown… I looked about 7 months pregnant (not that I know what I would look like seven months pregnant, but that’s a different blog…).  Won’t be wearing the green cyclas without belting it anymore – and will be using this as the impetus to get sewing on the next thing I’m making for me: a mauve/purple wool twill gown.  It will be lined in white damask (I’ll be taking apart my white damask gown for this purpose – I never wear it anyway) and will have button cuffs.  I’m excited about it – adding the detail of lining the wool and doing the button cuffs will bring it two steps closer to looking like the illustrations.  After that (and after I finish the smock that I’ve been working on since last Pennsic) I’m going to try doing a smock using the layout in the St. Francis tunic I posted about a while back.


Somehow… we had never traveled out of kingdom to go to an event until this weekend!  Well, living in the Hael, our closest neighbors are actually in Ealdormere, so this weekend we trucked to St. Catharines, Ontario to go to the Children’s Event.  Shoshanna had a blast, though she was a bit on the young end to really enjoy most of the classes.  Drumming class she liked for about 15 minutes, singing class for half an hour.  We missed dancing class because we were eating lunch, she loved the puppet show, and has declared that Biotta’s Jumping Jack class was her favorite of all.  And she liked watching the big kids fighting, and playing in the castle.  So I’ll call it a success.

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