Viborg Shirt

Cheap linen is cheap

So Saturday I got 14 yards of 45″ wide natural linen for $2/yd (SCORE). The responsible sewing gremlin demanded that I whack of a hunk of it off(~100 inches) for my Viborg project and throw it in the wash on “hot/hot” and abuse the snot out of it (abuse the fabric before you make it into clothes.. then the clothes…

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Viborg Shirt

Starting Rumbles

Next project is a reproduction of the Viborg shirt. The plan is to sew this on my commute since it’s all hand sewing. Long term plan is to resize this to fit my boy. Short term plan it to make it in it’s original size to see how it goes together. I thought I had linen for this.. but the…

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Viborg Shirt

Viborg Shirt

Project started Feb 10, 2010. Progress: Finished April 19, 2010. Actual sewing March 29-April 19. (though, really only 7-12 hrs total.) Summary At Pennsic in 2008 I had the good luck of sitting in on a class about the different stitches used in the Viborg shirt. After the class the instructor mailed out a .pdf of an article about the…

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Kampfrau (Trossfrau)

At 12th night this last weekend I scored ~9 yards of light grey wool. It’s destined for the Kampfrau dress. I’m psyched to start on it.

Garb/Clothing

Keeping time

Picture taken by Arganteiline at Mists Fall Investiture, Nov 2006 Necklace fob that’s a watch face. Very nice for keeping time discretely. And if you wear it on a black string.. it can take the place of the ubiquitous black string seen on late period german and italian garb.

Dress of the Court of Saxony

Woot! Lower sleeves went together very quickly. These have straight “hedgehogs”** unlike the upper sleeves where the top “hedgehogs” followed the curve of the armcye. All said I think it took 2-3 hours to do both sleeves and to re-do the gold part that goes over my hands. I just need to hand-finish the flat-felled seam and tidy up the…

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Dress of the Court of Saxony

It’s not going as quickly now that there’s not an immediate looming deadline.. but it is going. The bodice it now completely attached to the skirt. The part across the front where there is no bodice is attached to a piece of wool and then attached to the bottom of the white placket. I’m still toying with the idea of…

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Anglo-Saxon

Anglo-Saxon Poetry

My first stab: Rolf, relentless victor, triumph realized on the field, wreathed in laurel leaves, calls forward love. Aurora of shy smile stunned by victory to silence wears rose wreath with pride. Royalty of the West. Three words from a cup: laurel, smile, forward. My first ever Anglo Saxon (ala Beowulf) poem. I don’t like the second half line.. “triumph…

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Dress of the Court of Saxony

On Sunday Ysabella had Mari come and teach a class on German’s. Nice class. Lots of pictures. Mostly confimations of things I’d come to understand. The class gave me time to finish with attaching the gold trim. It’s all nice and flat. On Monday night I ironed and then attached a 100% cotton gingam strip to the top of my…

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