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A quiet day

Submitted by Vettoria di Gio... on August 21, 2011 - 5:59pm

Sewing this afternoon was fairly quiet, with only myself attending. Having spent a half hour longer than anticipated in the queue at Spotlight, I was somewhat late. As this is a regular occurence for most people, it seems likely that the start time for sewing will shift from 1pm to 2pm, to enable William & Catalina to have a bit more time on Sunday mornings.

William de Wyke cleaned up some sewing machine parts, using an ultrasonic jewellery cleaner which looks really quite cool. He then indulged in a Sunday afternoon snooze - something I recall myself doing regularly during sewing prior to the advent of my CPAP machine.

Catalina had an assignment due for her course, so was locked away working hard at that - fingers crossed that it all goes well!

I finished the hemming of a 16th century men's shirt, and inserted triangles into the neckhole to prevent tears. The whole thing has been hemmed as it is being sent to Lady Ginevra to be embroidered, so this will prevent extra fraying during working. When it comes back to me, I'll faggot it together. The cutting was based on the 16th century shirt cut diagrams and instructions that Katherina worked up, which I've attached here. At some point I'll write up further instructions for the construction of this, as it's something that's useful to a wide range of people.

PDF icon 16thCShirtCutting.pdf103.86 KB
PDF icon ShirtDiagrams.pdf444.81 KB

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