Kampfrau (Trossfrau)

Re-jiggering the Blue

In May I wore the dress to my brother’s wedding. It worked out wonderfully.. but I noticed that the bodice fit a bit more loose than I’d like. Add to that, the velvet ribbons I used for the guards on the bodice seem to be […]

Pictures or it never happened

I ended up sewing together the hat and parts of the sleeves on the road-trip to Montana.. and after the wedding I ended up sewing on two more buttons before Coronet.. but it looked lovely. At Nate and Dusty’s wedding 5/21/2011:

Blue and Black Sleeves

Sleeves What I see Blue and black sleeves. The blue matches the dress and the black appears to be the same as the guarding on the bodice. The blue is slashed and bubbles along the arm. White (probably linen) pokes out of the slashing in […]

Blue and Black ToDo List

[updating as progress occurs] Materials: (done)6+ yards of material (outer fabric)(usually wool) Deep blue med/heavy weight wool (done)2 yards of linen (to line the bodice and sleeves) Black Linen (done)5 yards of light linen (to make the white poofs in the sleeves) White Linen (done)2+ […]

Tellerbarret and Goldhaube

Tellerbarret What I see: Blue hat, the outer edge is round. I can’t really see what’s going on the with crown but I plan to do a square crown that folds inwards. Two curled white feathers. Feathers have gold bits at the end possibly beads(?). […]

1540 Blue&Black Swiss Gown

Diary started April 6, 2011 Finished: May 21, 2011 Summary My brother is getting married in May and I’m in the wedding party. My instructions are to make “a blue dress I’ll wear again in the future” and that “SCA clothes are fine”. With that […]

Bodice Woes

Having now worn the red/black linen dress twice.. I can say with authority that my bodice pattern needs to be altered. The straps in the front are too far apart so that when I reach forwards (ie, wash dishes) the edge of the strap cuts […]

Bones.. and that damned hemd :D

I ended up adding short bones under the hook/eye tape on either side of the front opening. As a happy coincidence the tapes are almost exactly wide enough to hold the bones. So it was very easy to tuck them into place. The bones are […]

Not-so rushed

I’ve done a bunch.. and it’s been a while since I updated progress on the dress.. but frankly, all the stuff I’ve done is kinda boring and not-picture-worthy. I’ve been doing this big push to get the dress done by Crown. I will definitely -make- […]

Mmmmmm Velvet

Linen guards are so boring. Having fixated on the idea of using velvet guards I turned my house upside-down looking for the spools of black velvet ribbon I -know- I have. Sadly I couldn’t find it. After hemming and hawing about it I decided I […]