My new grey/black 12th century dress is finally finished! :D

2016-08 - Racaire - Meridian color- my new grey / black 12th century dress - SCA - hand sewing - Kingdom of MeridiesAnd surprise, surprise – I just managed to finish another 12th century dress! ūüôā

Well, I admit it, I didn’t post much about my new 12th century dress project till now – only¬†one short posting and that was all. But well, it was also just one of my “small”¬†side projects which I took up or abandoned whenever I felt like it. “Just” some hand sewing in order to relax and to keep my hands busy…

I think it’s quite important to have small side projects like this. Projects which¬†have no time frame or real importance and might not even work out.¬†But projects like these¬†can help to take one’s mind off things or provide some ease to eyes which just can’t make out¬†any difference between the gold thread and the silk thread you are working with…
Continue reading

My new grey 12th century dress – maunches and first sewing steps…

2016 04 - Racaire grey 12th century dressDuring the last days I was busy working at some calligraphy projects but I also did some hand-sewing and finished a good part of the sleeves for my very new 12th century dress project.

While packing for the big Gulf Wars event in Mississippi, I decided that I definitely have to enlarge my own as well as my husbands 12th century wardrobe by several new pieces as soon as I come back. This should ensure that my husband and I will have enough clothing for the next long war.
Continue reading