Monday, August 27, 2012

Misc. Busy Work

 So I haven't had any time recently to work on a major project due to work. And today I'm stuck home sick as a dog. So I figured I'd try to keep myself from going stir crazy and put up what I have been working on.

I first tried my hand at making miniature portraits as shown in the the AD blog. I unfortunately purchased items that were too small to pass for portraits frames. So after hours of figuring out how to make my printer print pictures on photo paper I ended up with this little piece. Once you get the hang of making them they are kinda fun.

Next I moved on to working on another cap from the Kannik's Corner pattern. I used real linen, a larger head piece and pleated the ruffle this time. It turned out wonderful! Paying more attention to the period correct hand sewing instructions paid off. I can now say that I truly enjoy to hand sew.

Last night to pass the time I made a pocket, once again from linen. I hand sewed it as well. I feel a much greater sense of accomplishment when I finish a hand sewn item than when I use my machine. I have also purchased two new patterns from The Recollections of JP Ryan. I picked up the Half Boned Stays and the Jacket patterns. I'm going to be brave and try to hand sew both as well. 
Wish me luck.


Time Traveling in Costume said...

I too seem to do some of my best work while I'm recovering from being sick. I guess it keeps you in one place and not distracted by *other* things. They're beautiful and you should be rightly proud.

Kate said...

Thanks Val! ;)