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Tucked petticoat

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Posting some older items, to catch up with what I'm working on now!

Garment Data:
- Type: Petticoat
- Date made: February 2, 2013
- Pattern: Self drafted
- Fabric: Cotton - a basic muslin, white
- Trim: none (but with 3 tucks)
- Time to finish: don't know
- Notes: meant for closest to the body - beneath the hoops. Three 1+1/2 inch tucks 1 inch apart with a 2+1/2 inch hem. Gathered onto a waistband.






Most sincerely yours,
~ Sarah

Playing with food...

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What happens when I get nostalgic? I make foods I had when I was little, and take them to a whole new level.

No - not culinarily!


"Potato boats" the way I used to have them. It is a baked potato + cheese, on a bed of spinach "seaweed". The sails back then weren't quite so elaborate, though.

Yes. I made a whole fleet. And yes, the sail configuration tells us the featured ship is a brigantine.

Most sincerely yours,
~ Sarah

Parti-Colored Cotehardie

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Posting some older items, to catch up with what I'm working on now!

Garment Data:
- Type: Cotehardie
- Date made: ?
- Pattern: Self-drafted, based on a "block" (personal pattern) that I drafted based on the directions in The Medieval Tailor's Assistant
- Fabric: Unfortunately, this was a poor choice: A Linen/Rayon blend. Rayon doesn't breathe, and is thus quite hot to wear in the summer, and not as comfortable as pure linen would have been (but it was cheaper, which is why I made the choice).
- Trim: Covered metal buttons, using the two-piece kits from generic fabric stores. White tippets made of the same type of fabric.
- Time to finish: don't recall
- Notes: These pictures are from August 2012 at the Great Lakes Medieval Faire near Cleveland, Ohio. See also Age of Poetry. Note that in all pictures I have my dress kilted up over the belt. Easier to walk, plus cooler in the summer. The headdress is a Fillet and Barbette.



Also, just for fun: same dress, in an …

Learning possible Civil War hairstyles

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Posting some older items, to catch up with what I'm working on now!

I used this hairstyle for Painesville  2012.

Data:
- Type: 1860s Hairstyle
- Date made: /
- Pattern: braided + ringlets
- Fabric: n/a
- Trim: n/a
- Time to finish: About an hour, I think.
- Notes: This is at the end of the day, so the ringlets were quite stretched out.







Most sincerely yours,
~ Sarah

First Civil War Dress!!!

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Posting some older items, to catch up with what I'm working on now!

Garment Data:
- Type: "Ball Gown" (by cut (mostly), not by fabric.)
- Date made: On loan to me, but with permission to alter if necessary
- Pattern: unknown
- Fabric: generic quilting cotton
- Trim: polyester (?) pleated
- Time to finish: n/a
- Notes: Of course, I have since shortened the hoop beneath so the silly ruffle doesn't show. I'm still working on the belt. Need to figure out jewelry and accessories. Otherwise, I think it looks pretty ok!


Most sincerely yours,
~ Sarah

Golden Spike Triptych

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Posting some older items, to catch up with what I'm working on now!


Item Data:
- Type: Acrylic painting on canvas
- Date made: August 2011
- Pattern: used photos of each engine for accuracy
- Fabric: canvas
- Trim: n/a
- Time to finish: several days
- Notes: The engines are painted using photographs of the original engines that participated in the golden spike ceremony (completing the Transcontinental Railroad using the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads) on May 10, 1869 - I edited out the people to focus on the beautiful locomotives (that were painted colorfully originally!).


Most sincerely yours,
~ Sarah

Iris Painting

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Posting some older items, to catch up with what I'm working on now!


Item Data:
- Type: Acrylic painting on canvas
- Date made: July 2011
- Pattern: Painted freehand, using photographs as inspiration and as a guide
- Fabric: canvas!
- Trim: n/a
- Time to finish: Don't remember. one or two days, I think, including drying time.
- Notes: Kelly's black/purple iris. 4x6 canvas, acrylics. Finished 7/30/2011.


Most sincerely yours,
~ Sarah