cleves progress

Bodice and underbodice cut. all three layers for each 🙂 A layer of fine silk for each and a layer of linen canvas. Then the silk shell for the outer and the cotton twill silk support for the undergown.

Currently all layers are draped over dining chairs to make sure they are ready to sew tomorrow. Might just have to hunt out some linen though for sleeves.

It’s muggy and I’m still sore and I managed to get to Newmarket (which is hilarious*) and back to exchange some fabric.

The injections yesterday left my hands less sensitive to fibre apparently so I accidentally picked up a roll of potentially acrylic lace. So if I wanted a darker colour easy, but I needed it lighter.

Very grateful to Angela who was at the counter yesterday, on social media last night (8.30pm!!!) and this morning at Centrepoint Fabrics. She cut me a matching length of a less matching pattern but definitely able to be lightened!

I am talking about my Mon Mothma gown 🙂 So woo!

It will need a layer of wool rovings felted to shape and a silk chiffon back to felt through to, but it’s ideal for the support the fabric needs as felt relies on a tangle of fibres and the lace has a nice strong series of cone.

Photos when I can do more than peck at keys right now. To the brufen maybe?

*Newmarket, a translation of Noviomagus which is the latin name for Nijmegen which is where my SCA person is born. It is walking distance from Kreis Kleve and a day trip to Cologne.

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