There is still a lot to do before my 12th century dress is finished but with every day that goes by it seems that I am getting much closer to completing it. This feeling really gives me the power I need to continue after all the hand sewing I have already done till now.
The recent weekend my sister Noel kidnapped me and I enjoyed some very nice sewing free days with her and other friends at the local Concave convention. But now I am back again and busy working at my 12th century dress for my 12th century wedding clothing project.
It feels like I have done an endless amount of stitches till now but I enjoy seeing more and more of my new 12th century dress getting finished. There are still many stitches left until the dress is finished but with every stitch I make the dress looks more and more complete. Yes, it finally starts looking more like a 12th century dress and less like just a big pile of silk fabric. *lol*
During the last days I was very busy working at the 12th century tunic for my husbands 12th century wedding clothing.
And today I have great news for you – all the hand-sewing is done! The 12th century tunic is finished and the blue and yellow silk I used for it looks awesome! *happydance*
Though there is not much time left until our 12th century wedding ceremony Gulf Wars and I am working like a maniac to finish all the 12th century wedding clothing I have on my list, I really couldn’t resist to add at least a little bit of embroidery to his 12th century tunic. Well, you know, when you have the overwhelming feeling that something is missing, you really have to add it to ease your mind.
Finally I can declare the 13th century under tunic project for my sweethearts 12th century wedding clothing project finished. And the expression on my husbands face every time he wears his new hand sewn 13th century under tunic assures me that this project is a great success.
The construction of the 13th century under tunic pattern was a rather long process but I really learned a lot concerning the differences between male and female clothing while working at this project. Especially because I never (hand) sewed a period male garment like this before. It took several alterations to the measurements – especially of the body part – but it was totally worth it. I am very glad that I never gave up, regardless how frustrating some steps of the final fitting process were for me.
And again a new update concerning the 13th century under tunic for my sweetheart – it took many working hours and little stitches but the bottom hemline embroidery is finished! *happydance*
Well, the embellishment is quite simple but the bottom hemline looks much more appealing with this extra sparkle. I think you can say that it adds a certain “je-ne-sais-quoi”.
Wooohooo! During the last days I added many more embroidery stitches and finished the neckline embroidery for my sweethearts 13th century tunic. *happydance*
Though the embroidery is very simple and rather basic due to the little time I have left for the whole “12th century wedding clothing project”, it adds a nice effect and a lovely golden sparkle around the neckline opening.
Since the last posting concerning the sleeve embroidery for the 13th century tunic, I spent even more hours busy working at my husbands 13th century under tunic.
And I am very glad to say that I made great progress concerning the embroidery.
And 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.
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 SCA “Compostella” 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.