Monthly Archives: August 2011

Coronation Garb Progress

My coronation garb is coming along.

The jacket is partially constructed.  I’m just waiting on the ribbon ties to arrive in the mail before I can sew the jacket and lining together.

The kirtle is boned and I’m now attaching the skirt to the bodice.  I’ve been taking photos as I go and should hopefully have a “how to” write up for my website once I’ve finished.

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Christmas Apron

I like making aprons.  They’re easy, fast, and you can make them out of silly fabric you really couldn’t use for much else.

Here is the fabric for my latest.  A holiday themed one for the big family Christmas we’re throwing this year.

Christmas Fabric

I’ll be using this pattern. It’s my favourite.

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Coronation Garb Progress

The jacket fabric and lining is cut and partially sewn together. The kirtle bodice is stitched and ready for boning. It’s all coming together nicely.

I’ve ordered some white silk ribbon for the tie closures on my new linen jacket. The plan is to do them like the ties in the photo below. Adorable, no?


Jacket from the Costume Museum in BathPhoto credit: The Elizabethan Costume Page

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Coronation Garb

Now that camping season is over (for me), I’m going to focus on the next big event – Coronation.  I want a new outfit.

The plan?  A boned kirtle in bright red, and a black and white striped Layton jacket (lined in the same red).


The fabric

I should be able to get it done in time if I don’t get distracted.

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Blue and White Placemats

Since I don’t want to start any large projects right now, I’m doing a quicker project in a larger yarn. These blue and white placemats are done in an Atwater-Bronson lace, using 4/8 mercerized cotton.  Atwater-Bronson lace is characterized by these great little window panes.

Blue & White Placemats

Lace Detail (before wet finishing)

The single blue warp/weft thread as been a new challenge, since cutting the weft every 6th pick is a pain.  I’m looping the blue weft up along the selvedge, but I’m not a huge fan of the way it’s turning out.

Blue & White Placemats

Placemat selvedge (before wet finishing)

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Baby Blanket Finished!

Baby Blanket

Garden-Colours Baby Blanket

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Owls Update

My Owls is finally coming together.  I didn’t like the sleeve increases where they were, because my forearms were baggy, so I moved the sleeve up to make it 3/4 length.  I’ll probably go back and lengthen them once I’m finished.

Owls sweater

Owls sweater in progress

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