With help, made a linen workman’s cap for Al.
Made a wool bedgown for KenuckyJam, my Appleseed friend.
Re-pleated two aprons. I don’t care if I’m the only one who will notice -- I needed to fix them.
Mended my patched brown gown where the stitching was coming out down the back.
On my plate:
Restyle and refit a 1750’s waistcoat into something more recognizable as something you’d see in the 1780’s.
Make some baggy linen breeches less baggy. I can usually do a pretty good job on fixing breeches, but I have to know you really well to do good work (meaning I’m going to have to be fiddling around up near the boys,) and that is just too fraught with potential complications …
Restyle and refit a jacket into something a little less feed sack-like.
Turn a pair of trousers into a pair of breeches.
Knit a cap for DLG (or something else if a new job means something else would be more appropriate).
Now the following don’t have to be completed until March, but still:
Make 3 linen shirts for Michael W.
Make 2 shifts and 2 gowns for Miss F.
Ditto for Sweet Daughter, who has outgrown everything she owns.
And then insanity struck. I finally got the Norah Waugh book “The Cut of Men’s Clothes 1600 – 1900”. And I saw a pattern in it for a banyan, and the book mentioned where the original was. I worked my google-fu and found it here.
And then I went traipsing around the interwebz and found this:
So I informed one of the guys in our group that he really needed a banyan. I think I may have pressured him into buying the fabric so I could make it. Maybe. Just a little.
And banyan fever hit after I had decided I needed a riding habit. But not just any habit. A habit based on the regimental uniform for the Detached Hospital.
Something like this.
|Mrs. John Montresor|
Good heavens ... what have I gotten myself into?