Thursday, January 9, 2014

A Medieval Baby

A few weeks ago we set out to go to our local SCA's Christmas event, "Holly and Ivy." Up until the very last minute we didn't think Brianna would be going with us, but two days before the event we realized we'd be unable to get a sitter.

So away I went to Joann's to see what I could muster up... in a 48 hour period... Yikes!

I picked out a nice olivey green Linen-Rayon and got plenty of it, knowing I would have to scale my pattern with no time to order one.

Ages ago I was recommended THIS pattern for basic garments. I had made it once before and completely messed up my mathematics to the point that with lots of cutting and spacing it barely fit. And you could tell that the poor girl was dreadfully uncomfortable...

This one was much better, though possibly too big, but that's a good thing when it comes to children's clothes, she'll grow.

I won't even begin to go into the mathematics, as I don't quite understand what I did myself!

The seams are sewn by hand with regular thread and flat felled (if it's still called that when it's done with both sides and not just one) with a darker large embroidery thread.

The cap and apron were a last minute idea, as I had a little time left the evening before the event, not to mention a little leftover white linen. I couldn't believe it, but she kept them on most of the day!

She was such a ham for the camera! She would step back for me to take the picture, then she had to come see it. She even had to send one of them to my mom. (with her own message...)

Despite worries that toting a two year old to this event would be hectic and tiring, we all had a wonderful time, and I'll never again worry about taking her with us. She was a perfect angel, and was the toast of the town in her little outfit.
I can't wait to venture into this new world of Medieval sewing, my Pinterest boards are full to bursting with ideas. :D 

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