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Sewing projects, ahoy!

For the first time in probably 15 years I'm sewing for Pennsic.

In order, three linens and a cotton, and I'm thinking (in order) hippari, generic Middle Eastern pants, a dashiki or something similar, and a goofy T-tunic.

Uncle Rashid was kind enough to look over the used sewing machine Q bought me a while back, and we discovered the cams make for some cool stitching. The Greek key is nice enough, but I simply MUST do something with little boats. It also has fish, flowers, puppies and duckies. The mind reels.

I love T'Ger, but I'm all T'Gered out. He makes most things out of heavy fabric or printed cottons, which are fine when it's cooler, but not so fine in Pennsic weather. The stuff I wear year after year is stuff Uncle made me, and it's all Persian and lightweight and yummy (although T'Ger's Thai butterfly pants are nice and refreshing, I'll give him that). I figure I spend at least a hundred bucks every year at T'Ger's (usually a lot more), and have for many years, so I think I can afford to throw money at Uncle instead and have him make me garb (and Q, for that matter, who wants Mediterranean and Egyptian garb) that I can actually wear during the day at War. Heaven knows he needs the money! And now that I have a working sewing machine and the urge to use it, I might as well get crackin'! :D

70 days and counting...


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May. 15th, 2008 04:42 am (UTC)

That's some pretty fancy stitching. I should teach you to spin for Pennsic.
May. 15th, 2008 12:35 pm (UTC)
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May. 15th, 2008 07:09 pm (UTC)
I loves me some Broadway, baby.
May. 15th, 2008 04:54 am (UTC)
You've got to start doing Nihonjin. Japanese is perfect for Pennsic; their whole summers are months of humid and screaming-hot.
May. 15th, 2008 12:34 pm (UTC)
The Persian and Chinese Uncle's made me throughout the years are faboo, but yes, I want to explore a little more Japanese, for just that reason. Who wears printed cotton in 95-degree weather? Feh.
May. 21st, 2008 02:42 am (UTC)
Actually, can you make any recommendations of websites or patterns? I think I'm still throwing money at Uncle, but you know, I really should learn this stuff on my own someday. :)
May. 21st, 2008 03:35 am (UTC)
Wodeford Hall is a good site for kosode (kimono) patterning and basic resources. Check out the links section.

SCA-JML has a bunch of patters in the files section, but you've got to sign up for the yahoogroup, and they generally assume you've got a half a clue about how patterns go together.
May. 21st, 2008 08:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I do know my way around a pattern (mostly), but like a good SCAdian I've tended towards throwing things together by the seat of my pants (sometimes literally) moreso in the past. :)
May. 15th, 2008 04:03 pm (UTC)
Those fabrics look light and comfy. Yeah I have enough garb to clothe a small village of bellydancers and Elizabethan prostitutes, but I still want to make some new stuff this year. I think I'm going to take the boyfriend to Tger's, tho, and save me some sewing.
May. 15th, 2008 05:54 pm (UTC)
Light and comfy is key at War, of course. T'Ger is fantastic, but, like I said, not always wearable in the heat. I definitely recommend his tights and butterfly pants, and for nighttime/rainy weather, his pants, hakama, and T'oggs (his trademark peasant shirt). I have stuff I bought from him 20 years ago that looks like new, and his prices are WAY reasonable (he actually lowers them from his Ren Faire prices for Pennsic). Plus, he's a keen fella. :D
May. 16th, 2008 02:09 am (UTC)
I so need to go to him and have him make me a good pair of Hakama pants to go with th Heian Period Japanese. I so want to do more of it.. Besides where else can you wear such an eye catching hat and get away with it...
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