belfebe (belfebe) wrote,

She Lives!

Wow. Work and life have been kicking my butt and my posts have been few and far between.

The good news is, rush time at work has ended (for now anyway), and I am taking some days off.

The bad news is, I seem to have caught whatever flavor of cold it is that's been going around, and I feel sick as a dog. Luckily, no cough yet, but I feel like crap.

Way to spend my vacation time. *Sigh*

In other news, I have finished the partlet for my 12th Night gown. I am currently attaching the ruff and playing on how I am going to pin the whole rig to my underpinnings in order to achieve the desired effect.

Melanie Schuessler (Mistress Melicent St. Claire in the SCA) tells me that she achieved it by attaching the ruff to a chemise and just opening it. I am trying to do the same thing with a partlet, but I am not sure it's behaving the way I want. Here is what she did. My design is not identical to hers, but the neck ruff is. Perhaps I need to pin it to a shift too and see if it behaves better. Then again, I have just been laying the partlet and pinned ruff over my shoulders, and playing with it, which is not the same as pinning it to the corset and achieve the desired tension.

More to come.

At any rate, I am very relieved to have some time off and get rid of this cold, do some sewing, organize some things at home, and perhaps even finish my gown.

That, my friends, remains to be seeen.

And now, back to bed and a cup of tea.

EDIT: I have corrected the link to Mistress Melissent's gown.

LATER EDIT: Well, tickle me pink and paint me yellow. Bloody thing seems to work . . .
Tags: costuming

  • For My Bookbinding Friends…

    Back in 2010, during my visit to the Museu d’Art de Catalunya, in Barcelona, I took a large number of pictures which I never managed to post…

  • Good Grief LJ! I Missed You!

    Wow. I have been off LJ because for some reason, I can't access it from my office. You see, usually I post at my lunch time. If I have no access to…

  • 16th Century Mix and Match

    I’ve been meaning to post this for a while.  As you may have already noticed, I am a big fan of the 16th Century kirtle, that wonderful…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded