I have been sewing a lot this month, but instead of working on one thing at a time, I have a couple of projects going on at the same time. So progress is occurring. It's just that nothing is finished yet.
Lightly boned hand sewn wool kirtle
So, I ordered some wool flannel online for a petticoat to wear under my Elizabethan court dress. But when it arrived, it just screamed that it needed to be a full kirtle. Then I got carried away and decided to hand sew the whole thing..... More on that later but so far so good.
Eyelets! I've sewn half (12) so far but still have 12 to do. They are not super pretty but I'm ok with that.
The skirt has a black guard made from some mystery stash fabric. I did a burn test which said it was some sort of animal based fabric (wool, alpaca, lama, etc) which makes sense since you can actually see hairs in the fabric.
Gold Bullion Pearl Embroidery
I've also been doing a lot of embroidery lately too. I'm trying to finish off this piece from a class at Costume College so I can make it into a muff. I've even got some rabbit fur to line it with.
50s Halloween Dress
Instead of doing a Halloween costume this year, I've decided to do a Halloween themed dress instead and here's my fabric. I'm keeping the pattern and final design under wraps for now but I'm super excited about this project!
What's on your sewing table right now?