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Re: Sewing projects

Postby ladydetemps » Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:42 pm

Alice the Huswyf wrote:Coming along very nicely and you are getting adventurous - best way to learn is to work your way through the problem.

You need to press the seams flat at each stage - then things will lie flat during making up, fitting will be mroe accurate and things will not look like they are "made from a sheet".

Seriously, it really is the secret to success.

Thanks. I'm starting to experiment with self drafting patterns now. Using really patterns I've realized not just pressing but actually paying attention to grainlines helps.

Did I mention at this months retro dance I won 'best dressed' competition....didn't get past first round in the dancing competition though. lol!

And I realize what I did wrong on the dress in my original post now.
If I made it again I'd take a different approach and do a tissue fit before cutting fabric. I've also found that if I draw round patterns onto fabric and then cut I get better result than pinning to fabric and cutting.



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Re: Sewing projects

Postby Alice the Huswyf » Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:46 pm

Yep - we all find ways that work best for us! I admit that NOT pinning and then trying to cut round flat patterns without weights and with cats in the room is not a starter. But I still persist (and curse).

Use your short 'petticoat' with the open front as a half robe over a coloured day dress. The 'sheet dress' first run would make a good petticoat (whihc need ot be nearly full length to be of use) if you lower the neckline. Even the not-quites get used!


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Re: Sewing projects

Postby ladydetemps » Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:05 am

Alice the Huswyf wrote:Yep - we all find ways that work best for us! I admit that NOT pinning and then trying to cut round flat patterns without weights and with cats in the room is not a starter. But I still persist (and curse).

Use your short 'petticoat' with the open front as a half robe over a coloured day dress. The 'sheet dress' first run would make a good petticoat (whihc need ot be nearly full length to be of use) if you lower the neckline. Even the not-quites get used!

I liked your idea and adapted it slightly.

I've actually finished my outfit! :) What do you think?
http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co ... there.html
I embroidered a fichu too
http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co ... leted.html
And made a cap & bonnet
http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co ... -hair.html

Phew! Just in time. Now I can start on my autumn/winter wardrobe.



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Re: Sewing projects

Postby Alice the Huswyf » Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:56 pm

Looks jolly good. I would suggest running a narrow drawstring through the front neckline hem so that you can snug it to your bust.


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Re: Sewing projects

Postby ladydetemps » Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:38 am

I got home from Bath monday evening and next day wrote up a quick post. You can see my final 'promenading' outfit.
http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co ... dress.html
and in part 2 I'll show my dancing outfit.



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Re: Sewing projects

Postby ladydetemps » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:15 pm

Starting to get into the 20's & 30's style
http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co ... dress.html
and
http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co ... skirt.html
Still sewing it all by hand...



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Re: Sewing projects

Postby ladydetemps » Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:10 pm

thought you might like to see this a smocked apron
http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co ... neers.html
since found out its represented in a psalter(?)
Smocking is fun.




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Re: Sewing projects

Postby ladydetemps » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:04 pm

and here is my 'half/short' stays
http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co ... acing.html
NO exactly most historically accurate materials but for my first go I thought it wasn't bad. It does the job.



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Re: Sewing projects

Postby ladydetemps » Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:42 am

My little regency ensemble...well I know the shoes aren't right...but I'm working on that bit
Front
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ladydetemps/9641269109/
Back
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ladydetemps/9640020192/



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Re: Sewing projects

Postby ladydetemps » Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:32 pm

Thought you might like to see
http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co ... -ugly.html
my chemisette I hand sewed and draped from scratch



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Re: Sewing projects

Postby ladydetemps » Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:35 am

Finally finished my bib front Regency gown
http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co ... front.html

I should have my sleeveless spencer post up later this week. Then I'm starting on my pelisse.



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Re: Sewing projects

Postby PriorWessex » Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:10 pm

Hello everyone I am presently seeking to have a 12th century Hospitallers cappa and cloak. I have the sewing skills of a nat and therefore I am looking for someone with far better skills to produce such clothing.

If anyone is able to help I would be ever so grateful :)

Pax Vobis

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Cappa and cloak plan



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Re: Sewing projects

Postby Brother Ranulf » Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:51 pm

Details of Hospitaller kit in the 12th century are difficult to research in the absence of much evidence. A few points are known, however:

The cappa clausa (not cappa) was called by that name because it was completely closed down the front (which is what clausa means), but perhaps there were two types, a fully closed one for use in peacetime on foot within the preceptory and another with slits for wearing over armour and to permit riding a horse. These were essentially monastic habits and therefore the sleeves should be wide, loose and baggy, not tight as in your picture. It is likely that the cappa clausa was fitted with a hood.

The style of white cross used in the 12th century is not known since we have no surviving evidence from the time - it is described as being small and plain, but this does have to mean the same as our modern concept of "plain". Most plain crosses in the 12th century have slightly flaring arms, sometimes with short lines across the end of each arm.

The cloak is fairly generic and yours correctly shows a white cross on the left side, over the heart. A slightly later ordinance allows for each brother to have two cloaks, one of them lined with fur.

You probably know that Hospitaller headgear at that time consisted of a white linen coif with a black or brown cap of some kind (a skull cap?) worn over it. Away from preceptories a white turban or a brimmed hat could be worn over the coif.

Good luck with finding someone to help with manufacture.

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Re: Sewing projects

Postby ladydetemps » Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:06 pm

My latest project.
http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co ... ytale.html
I'm please with how the 'waistcoat' turned out.



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Re: Sewing projects

Postby ladydetemps » Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:00 pm

Made a spencer in 3-ish days
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