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Coming Out to Breathe

Busy, busy, busy. No LJ for me. (Pout.)

Anywhoo, and apropos of nothing, here is a very cool exhibit at the Met: Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy

I don't know about you, but I think that this is trés cool.

And, is it me or the instructions on the Tudor Tailor are a bit confusing? Fortunately, I have been sewing long enough that I can fiddle with them, but they are not very detailed. Then again, it is hard to be that detailed when you are trying to include as much information as you can in the minimum amount of space.

I still think the Tudor Tailor rocks, but the instructions take a little bit of getting used to.

So what am I making? A simple shirt for ballistabob, with the nifty embroidered cuffs and neckband that I finished a little while ago. Like I said, not something really complicated, but the gussets can always be tricky and I am used to the ones in Mistress Grace Gamble's pattern, which are a bit different from these ones.

I have to say, the shirt is coming along nicely. I am looking forward to the finished product. And since I am not making anything fitted for myself until I reach my target weight, I might as well amuse myself making underpinnings.

You can never have too many shirts. (Especially the embroidered kind.)

Or chemises.

Or ruffs.

Or . . .

Never mind.

And now, I go home.

Yay home!



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May. 14th, 2008 09:44 pm (UTC)
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Reconstructing History's instructions in their Tudor patterns are detailed and easy to follow. Plus we have a toll-free number you can call and talk to us when you get stuck.

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May. 15th, 2008 12:39 am (UTC)
LOL. And I love Reconstructing History's patterns!
May. 15th, 2008 12:43 am (UTC)
Yay us! =)
May. 14th, 2008 10:10 pm (UTC)
TT Instructions
I totally agree. I've made 5 or 6 garments from the book, and the instructions can be a bit dodgy in places. I think there's been at least one step that's been left out for each of the garments, or at the very least something that's not very well explained. For the experienced sewer, they can be navigated, but for the newer sewer they may take some time getting used to.
May. 15th, 2008 01:47 am (UTC)
Re: TT Instructions
Yeah. They skip a number of steps, and that makes all the difference in the world.
May. 15th, 2008 01:02 am (UTC)
I'm also used to Grace's shirt pattern (hosted on your website, which is how I can always find it again). You'll have to let me know if doing the shirt based off the other pattern works out well. And then I might try it :)
May. 15th, 2008 01:48 am (UTC)
I'll let you know. It's a little bit different. I think that it's going to work very well, but I'll let you know how it goes.
May. 15th, 2008 02:45 am (UTC)

May. 15th, 2008 01:55 pm (UTC)
Awwww!!!! And here I was, trying to impersonate The Mask of Zorro.

Or at least Superchicken.

May. 15th, 2008 04:52 am (UTC)
Yeah, me too. The Tudor Tailor is a great book, but the directions for assembly either leave a great deal to be desired or, in some cases, are non-existant!
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