Yeah, I fell off the earth I know. In my defense I've been reading all of your journals pretty much every day, but with a small child and life, the universe and everything there's been precious little sewing going on and even less writing about it.
But with the Historical Sew Fortnightly (which I tried and failed at) turning into a ...Monthly I thought I'd give it a go. In classical me style I still failed to post about the first two challenges even though I completed them on time... ;)
But here they are, in all their glory!
The first, for the January challenge Foundations, is a Viking serk or underdress for Kidlet. It's the softest wool flannel ever, not so period, but I wanted her to have something soft as a base layer. It's all handsewn with waxed linen thread and all seams are felled. It's actually quite a bit longer with a 20 cm deep hem so it will grow with her.
Then the smokkr or apron dress for the February challenge, Blue (yes it's blue/grey, but photographs very grey). It's made from scraps from my dress, which happened to have the exact right shapes and proportions (love geometric shapes of early clothes) so no cutting, and best of all, no waste! All handsewn with felled seams. Fastened with tortoise brooches from Historiska Fynd.
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