Welcome to new friends!
My jacket is coming along (see prior post below). I have finished the embroidery on the left front piece and am working on the right front piece. Yes, someday I will find my camera and take a picture. But I don't have one now. I am NOT hand-sewing it together, though. The embroidery takes long enough that I don't need to add more hand fatigue & cramping my handsewing.
I have done a little of the embroidery on the ruff as a change from the jacket embroidery.
I am also working on an effigy corset at Sarafina's project night and converting a used outfit for my use (creating a new bodice, using the original bodice as trim, and then sewing the original skirt & shoulder rolls onto the new bodice). Once the effigy corset is done, I plan to design a better fitting, upscale gown over it with my friends' fitting help.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Margrett Norwoode <mistressmargrett@...> wrote:
> My next two Elizabethan projects are a linen ruff and a lined jacket. The linen ruff will have a simple black blanket stitch accent on the edge (much faster than blackworking the whole strip but will still dress up the plain white linen). This is the first ruff I will be making so getting the pleating right will be fun. My Bristol persona is middle class, so it will be a modest ruff with no lace and only two inches wide.
> The jacket is a cream tapestry fabric with motifs in orange/red/yellow tones. My Bristol group's costume arbiter has asked me to dress it up with hand embroidery in spots. So it won't completely replicate a polychrome jacket, but will have the look of one. I'm planning on cutting both items out this week so I can start the blackwork & embroidery before sewing them. I'm going to sew the lining & fabric together for each pattern piece and then sew the pieces together with visible hand stitching. Heck, I may even hand sew the whole thing as a special project! The more I hand sew, the more I can do on the train during my commute.