Sunday, August 21, 2011

Goals for the week

Well...I didn't finish for the IRCC.  I'm really disappointed, but I'm still going to make the clothes.  In fact, I'm going to enter D's shirt in an upcoming "gift" themed arts & sciences competition.  I'm pretty excited about that because it will be my first A&S competition in my nine.years in the SCA!  I just need to get it completed. 

I'm also getting started on the Artemisian Costuming Challenge.  I am being sponsored in by someone who wants a Tudor gown.  This will be my first Tudor and I'm really looking forward to it. 

So, here's the to-do list:

Tudor gown trial run
Blackwork on cuffs for D*
Pants assembled for D
Start on buttonholes on D's orange doublet**

* If I finish the cuffs I'll get started on the collar.  I want the collar to have blackwork on the inside and out.  Any of you embroidery folks, is it best to assemble the collar and embroidery through all layers or should I embroidery two collar pieces, then assemble it? 

** I've decided to be crazy.  My original desire was to hand bind the buttonholes (something I've never done), but was going to skip that since I was running out of time for the IRCC.  Since I am officially too late for that anyway I've gone back to the hand binding plan.  Anyone done it before?  Any tips?