So … what have I been so busy with lately?
Well, child rearing. Okay, what else?
Costuming! I participate in the SCA, which is a basically a bunch of people who get together to reproduce medieval arts and crafts, costuming and combat. You may have heard of them, they are everywhere!
In my local area we have a festival at Easter that I’ve been preparing for. So far I’ve made a chemise (a long white undershirt), a corset, and I’m in the process of making an early tudor kirtle.
A kirtle is a supportive dress that performs a similar function to a modern bra, with a dress included. A tudor lady would wear another dress over the top of this. That’s a fair few layers of clothing!
I’m about to put some temporary lacing onto the bodice of my kirtle, so that I can fit and sew the skirt.
Here are a couple of pictures of what I’ve been up to. 🙂