And So It Begins
Let the Pennsic prep begin! Yesterday, despite a pounding headache, I worked on cleaning up my sewing room, which had become a morass of random piles of fabric bits and pattern parts. Now, everything is consolidated. Patterns are in labeled packages. Fabric is folded and stacked in such a way that most of it will be safe from cats. Scraps have been separated into linen and non-linen assortments.
Today, I took out the ironing board, lamp, sewing machine, sewing table and chair and vacuumed the carpet and around the baseboards.
Now, the sewing can start. I cut out the pieces for a white linen undershirt for the Hubs and will start sewing that together tomorrow.
I ordered new fabric – Fabrics-store.com has such a nice assortment of things, it’s always hard to decide what to get. 8 yards of 3.5 oz Hedge Green to become a short sleeved cotehardie for me and a 12th century undertunic for the Hubs. 4 yards of 3.5 oz Fiesta Marina to become a 12th century underdress to go with the Brown Bliaut. Two cuts of 5.3 oz white – one 3 yards, one 2.5 yards – from the Doggie Bag section to become future undershirts or braies or chemises. Still need to choose a color to make a Viking underdress to go with the Harvest Gold from last year that will be an apron dress, but that will likely be waiting until after Pennsic.