The silence was due to four things. The first was a nasty case of strep throat (yes, it came back), a trip to Provincetown, the Goblin War, and the start of school. Because of these things I have started a bunch of projects and not finished any of them. Why have there been no pictures? Well, I haven't gotten terribly far on a circle skirt, and the maester's robe I was making for the Goblin War had me so angry I didn't want to look at it.
While I don't have any photos of finished things, here are the unfinished things I have going on:
|These are the pasta pots I scavenged from around the house |
so I could dye all the fabric in the universe.
|"All the fabric" is a technical term. It means 9 yards of linen.|
|Fancy dyes + recently boiling water = blue fabric.|
|Recently boiling water also = burns. Apparently fresh skin|
takes dye better than older, more experienced skin.
|Burned skin also takes dye better than 9 yards of fabric.|
|More dye and tons of cutting time later, the flaws |
appeared. For instance, this is supposed to be the
sleeve and the armhole. Yes, I cut them correctly.
|I gave up and opted to wear a corset to the Goblin War instead.|
Thus, I had more time to make favors. Yay favors!
|I dyed and burned muslin all day. The whole house smelled |
like coffee, tea, and burnt cotton/skin. Worth the stink.
There will be more photos and activity soon, though. I'm starting a clothing construction class tomorrow and I should have plenty to write about. I'm glad, too. I missed sewing and I want new clothes.