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?