Weekends are different than the work-week, in that I have a little time for longer-term projects.
Today’s art is related to my costuming hobby, but is also practical. I’ve found myself hanging out with the archers in the Society for Creative Anachronism. I just bought a bow. I’ve made an arm guard. And I have all the appropriate 14th century-ish clothing. (I even wore my wool cloak today during archery practice because it was so cold!)
Today I sewed. I made what most folks would call a tunic. I did it in only a few hours. I must admit, I’m pretty impressed with myself.
The pattern I actually used was modified from a pourpoint pattern by Tasha Dandelion Kelly. I wanted a simple tunic to wear under the more proper pourpoint I made for longsword use. I like the pourpoint pattern, because it allows for a lot of flexibility in the arms and shoulders, but is otherwise very well fitted. I modified it by removing the lacing or button closure of the front.Continue reading “Power Sewing”
It occurs to me that it’s been a while since last I posted and introduction to myself. And since I’ve signed on for a couple blog-every-day challenges, I thought I might take a moment to say hi.Continue reading “Me and My Blog”