male 13th century tunic for the “12th century wedding clothing project” .6 – more sleeve embroidery – embroidered shells & shields :D

2015-01 Racaire 13th century tunic embroidery - sleeve embroidery for 12th century wedding clothingAnd after a lot of hard work during the last days, I managed to make even more progress concerning the sleeve embroidery for the 13th century tunic for my sweetheart – today I have embroidered shells and shields for you. :D

Yes, two shells and two shields already fill the first four roundels. That leaves just four more empty roundels which need to be filled – two on every sleeve.

The embroidered shells stand for my husbands SCACompostella” award and the embroidered shields for his “Argent Shield“. I am going to add two bears for the “Legion of the Bear“/”Legio Ursi” and two comets for his “Argent Comet” next – this are the other two SCA awards he achieved till now.

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male 13th century tunic for the “12th century wedding clothing project” .5 – sneak peek at the sleeve embroidery :D

2015-01 Racaire 13th century tunic embroidery - sleeve embroidery for 12th century wedding clothingDuring the last days I was very busy working at the sleeve embroidery for the 13th century under tunic for my sweetheart. And it totally payed off –  the embroidery of the major pattern on both sleeves is already finished and ready to be filled. Wooohooo! :D

I am very happy with the rather fast progress and the overall look of the sleeve embroidery so far. Yes, I admit it, I really like the sparkle of this golden thread on the white linen though I still prefer silver over gold for myself. But well, my sweetheart prefers gold…

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male 13th century tunic for the “12th century wedding clothing project” .4 – sneak peek at the sleeve embroidery :D

2015-01 Racaire 13th century tunic - sleeve embroidery - hand embroidery - 12th century wedding clothingAfter posting the very first sneak peek of the sleeve embroidery for my husbands 13th century tunic, I spent several hours busy working at the embroidery.

I am very glad to say that I already have a new sneak peek picture for you that will give you a much better idea of the sleeve embroidery design I am going for. :)

The progress is slow but steady. It took me nearly two days but I was able to accomplish the major design at the very first sleeve.

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male 13th century tunic for the “12th century wedding clothing project” .3 – sleeve embroidery started :D

2015-01 - Racaire - 13th century tunic embroidery - 12th century sleeve embroideryAlready some days ago, after finishing the hand sewing, I started working at the sleeve embroidery for the 13th century under tunic for my sweetheart. And today I have some sneak peeks at the very first sleeve embroidery progress for you. :D

Every new embroidery project is like a small journey and requires some inspiration, planning and many decisions. It took quite a while to go through my nice and very versatile thread collection. But as you can imagine, it took even longer to go through all the pictures of 12th century male garments on my computer.

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male 13th century tunic for the “12th century wedding clothing project” .2 – hand-sewing finished :D

2015-01 - Racaire - 13th century tunic for 12th century wedding - hand-sewing finished - ConradMany tiny stitches were made since my last posting about the 13th century tunic. And now I am happily declaring an end concerning the hand-sewing part of this project. Wooohoooo! :D

Though I already have finished much longer dress hemlines for my own hand-sewn 12th century dresses before, the bottom hemline seemed to be an endless undertaking. But finally I was able to conquer this rather long seam. And after finishing this bottom hemline the sleeve ends and the neckline were as delightful as a nice walk in the park on a lovely spring day… *giggle*

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male 13th century tunic for the “12th century wedding clothing project” .1

2014-12 Racaire - 13th century tunic - under-tunic - 12th century wedding clothing project

And today I have some new progress pictures for you of the 13th century tunic for my sweethearts 12th century wedding clothing project. :D

I am very glad to say that I already finished the major part of the hand-sewing for the 13th century tunic. There is still some hand-sewing left but the sleeves and the side gores are attached to the main body part now. All the main seams are properly finished and show no raw edges anymore. Woohooo! :) Continue reading

Starting a new project – male 13th century tunic for the “12th century wedding clothing project”

2014-12 Racaire - 13th century tunic - under-tunic - 12th century wedding clothing projectToday I have a new project for you – my very first 13th century male under-tunic project for my 12th century wedding clothing project. :D

I already started this 13th century male under-tunic project several days ago. You can find a very first sneak peek at the tunic project in my recent “posting #200 since I restarted my blog…“.

Since this posting I have spent several hours working at the tunic. Though the rather thick linen fabric was rather reluctant to be hand-sewn, I just managed to finish the major seams of the tunic. :)

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My secret last-minute nailbinding hood commission – finished & delivered :)

After some very busy but beautiful christmas days with my sweetheart, his family and our dear friends, I finally found some time and peace to sit down today and tell you more about the secret nailbinding present commission I recently started. :D

2014-12 Racaire nailbinded hood - christmas present - nailbindingNow, some days after christmas, I think I can finally post some more details about this secret last-minute nailbinding christmas gift commission I was working at without spoiling the surprise. I am very glad to say that due to some very busy evenings and many working hours I was able to finish the nailbinding  in time and to deliver it to its recipient shortly before christmas.

By the way – speaking of christmas and presents – I hope you all had an awesome christmas with your dear family and friends too and that got all the gifts and things you wished for. :D

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