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Progress!

Super kirtle with cunning hat.

Sewing eyelets has made me half mad so I decided to go ahead and post a picture of the kirtle.

This isn’t the best picture in the world.  The kirtle fits me way better than it does LSP.  (Yes, my dress form is named for a character from “Adventure Time.”  I’ll leave it to you to guess which one. 😉 )  Mostly it fits me better because I’m nice and mushy and LSP is not.  I also decided not to show my eyelets.  I made an error on spacing and while it’s made them a bit uglier…okay way uglier than they were before, it’s not a catastrophic failure so all is good.  Besides, this kirtle is an undergarment.  Once the eyelets are done I’ll hem it and move on the the outer gown.

The kirtle is made of linen, lined with linen with a bit of Rigilene boning in the front only.  (My girls aren’t as perky as they once were.)  The kirtle was put together on the machine but all the finishing was done by hand.  Clearly, it needs to be ironed but when in the throes of an eyelet war, ironing is pretty much the last thing on one’s mind.  😉

The hats on LSP are meant to go the completed garment.  I also plan on having a linen coif done as well.  But first things first!!!  I’ve got to finish this and get the over gown done!!  Accessories can wait!

All this late period messing about has led me to the conclusion that I’ve got to have a corset.  I haven’t made a corset in about 15 years…probably more…and my body has gone through a dramatic change.  (having a baby will do that to you.  Particularly having one via c-section.)  I’m so picky about how things fit around my waist and tummy now.  I’ve been doing some research on what kind of corset I want to do.  The resources are so much better than when I made one the first time around!!!  But if any of you out there have any advice, I’m all ears!!

I’m hoping my next picture of this project will be a finished one.  Or at least something different to look at.  Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

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