Whoops! I haven't updated in ages!
But I've been sewing.
The fall reenacting season ended with a challenge, a gentlemen's agreement, and a plan. How so? My husband needs a new regimental coat. I hate tailoring men's clothing. A friend of mine has skill in men's tailing and a significant other who needs clothes. I love making ladies' clothes. So? An arrangement was born.
I then picked up another "assignment" to make a friend new reenacting clothing.
I also am sewing all the buttonholes for the regimental coat.
So, I am currently:
1) Working on buttonholes. I finished a cuff. This is going to take a while. For those not aware of the extent this job requires, officer's coats had extended buttonholes that (but of course) need to be hand-stitched. They look divine. They take quite a while.
2) Making two "basic wardrobes" consisting of a shift, two petticoats, a bedgown, an apron, and a cap for my friends. Stays and a gown will probably happen for one or both ladies next year. So far I have an apron and a bedgown finished, and four petticoats in various stages of completion.
3) My own pair of new stays. Those are finished. And pretty--I promise a post about them soon!
4) Hopefully, a new gown for myself. I have this delightful greensyblue linen that I want to roll around in that I plan to make into an en fourreau gown.
I'm going to try to treat this blog as my accountabilibuddy in terms of finishing all of this. Keep me honest, folks!