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I’m feeling a little overwhelmed by health and trying to finish any project at all right now. I have a few projects I feel I should finish before starting anything new. But the reality is I have stalled on them for the same reason: health. This doesn’t make it easier, it feels like more pressure. …

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Cleves approaches

I was going to do a lot of machine sewing to get her ready for Coronation so I instead took the time I had to sew by hand. Some of it went really welll, some like the haube is fiddly because the accessories are just not the way we are used to. I need to …

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Cleves gown made

My Anna von Kleve Julich & Berg gown is done aside from some hooks and eyes in the skirt. The bodice and sleeves fit nicely but I am ver narrow, and after the flu moreso… so today I get to hunt for all the wool shoulderpads I can as I will need enhancement. The hanging …

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Cleves updates

Firstly some headgear progress 🙂 Becase my pearlwork is so dimensional I need a flat brocade front, and then am able to have a flat but slightly more texture brocade for the haub. Then we have the brocade for the collar and neckline. Yep, pressed the brocade into a curve! Ditto for the piece above …

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hem has to be done by hand. As I can’t tell when I’ve overdone things I am just making myself stop after 4m. So I have done 4m today which is 1/8 of the gold hemming. Then need to do the wool guards.

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back, all the rich folds of this style are in the back 🙂 so 360 degrees of interest and something new.

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front of gown. I can taste all the metal from my hands. Yes all the gold is metal and silk. It is very heavy, very firm and absolutely the right decision to track down Saree of this type.

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bodice and base for all those jewels! Still needs adjusting but happy with progress.

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arghh! Heat n bond is going to save my butt but it reduced the stretch so now I am short. But this is the CB seam so I’ll just take the ksirt in. Historic answer, no. But I dislike mismatch patterns!

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bodice will need the lacing rings asap for me to do any kind of fitting! Health had halted progress

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