Kinda of late writing this but we had a perfectly wonderful weekend. We had friends come over and we introduced them to the joys of rectangular patterning. Making your own clothes from the ground up can be pretty satisfying, but definitely time consuming! I hope we gave them the tools they need to keep on sewing and exploring the styles they’ve chosen.
Progress on my own dress is moving right along. I took a couple of pictures and will load them later tonight. (The dress isn’t mythical!! I really am working on it!! I promise!!) I’m so jumping the gun here because I’m already thinking ahead to things I want to wear on my head that will look cool. And speaking of headwear, I have to recommend the tutorial posted over at “The Completely Dressed Anachronist.” Wow. I just loved it. I think Lady Edyth Miller may have more tutorials posted but I haven’t checked yet. I’m completely inspired to try new ways to cover my noggin.
I want to give a brief shout out to my friend Nancy. Last time I posted I mentioned that we lived in Kingdom Lands. Nancy, we moved out of Ansteorra about 5 years ago to the fair Kingdom of Meridies.
And I’d like to address a point that my friend Sandy makes about living near a group that might be difficult to hang out with. That brings a whole different set of challenges into play. Different, I think, even from living in Kingdom Lands. Perhaps that deserves and entirely new discussion thread.
One of the challenges the SCA is currently facing is membership. Interestingly enough, after financial concerns, the second most common reason people leave the SCA was a “bad experience with people/local group.” Wow. That’s some food for thought, folks. Thoughts anyone?