Hand Made Purse

Hand Made Purse
Hand Made Purse

I just finished this cute purse, because Sewing ADD yo.

IPicsArt_1435079712372 used Yuwa Fashion Designs One for the outside fashion fabric, inside pocket, strap and key wristlet. Lining from Feed Company 5573-14 Aqua Red. Sof shape interfacing only on the fashion fabric. I used 2 Swivel Clip and D Ring Black Nickel (so I can remove the straps for a clutch and I can clip my keys to the purse strap).

The whole thing was inspired by the new Jelly Clip Purse Frames at Material Girls!

Sewing Tips & Colonial Reenactment

Sewing Tips & Colonial Reenactment
Sewing Tips & Colonial Reenactment

Tips - Non slip gripLet me just tell you, the right tool for the job helps make the job easier. A table made for the serger keeps the arm from getting really sore really quickly.

Also that anti-slip cloth used for placemats and keeping dishes from slipping out of the cupboards, that you can pick up at the dollar store, can keep your machine from jiggling off of the table. It can also keep your foot pedal from sliding around the floor.

You might want to have it jut out far enough from under the sewing machine or serger to lay your pin cushion and scissors on, so they don’t go jumping off the table either.

 

Porthuron2015Had a great weekend at Port Huron with the Massachusetts Provincial Battalion at a French & Indian War reenactment.

My husband is now a corporal, and my son and I got to Molly, and bring water to the fallen soldiers on the field. I had lots of fun, especially when I got to grab C2 and run away from the natives “scalping” one of the soldiers.

 

Working on my commission too…

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Busy!

Busy!
Busy!

I’ve been busy lately! I’m working at Material Girls, and the Michigan Opera Theater, plus commissions and my own outfits getting ready for Costume College, and the class I’m going to teach there.

Luckily the Historical Sew Monthly is able to fit in with what I’m making, mostly. I need more hours in the day! :) I kinda like being busy tho.

I post random pix on instagram of my work, and stuff. Check me out there too.

 

Stays, in progress

Stays, in progress
Stays, in progress

I’m still working on the mock up for my 18th century stays for the HSM. The first set were too short in the front, and too big, the back lacing was touching. So I made it a bit smaller, lengthened the front, and it’s fitting much better. I didn’t put any boning in for the fitting, so it’s more wrinkly than it will be.

I just need to find my boning stash and figure out what fabric I’m using for the main body of the piece. I also have to decide if I’m going to do that side lacing or not. Decisions, decisions…

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Renaissance for All!

Renaissance for All!
Renaissance for All!

16th Century TrishSomeone on the Elizabethan Costume Facebook Page asked about Renaissance dress/looks on different sized figures.
I put this together from my 16th century looks.

I also put together some pictures of different sized women from other women dressed up at Renaissance Festivals that I’ve taken over the years. All sizes, small, large, tall, short, everyone can look absolutely FABULOUS in Renaissance styles. (Pictures were mostly taken at Bristol P.F., but 1 is from Silverleaf. I was having trouble finding some of my pix)

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