I’m 90% done with Thomas’ doublet, heck, his whole 16th-century suit, really. I need to retrieve the lacing strip from my mom and install that, make a flat cap (which I just patterned but can’t test on him because he’s out playing hockey), and oh yeah, hope and pray that the hook-and-eye tape I ordered arrives in time! Unless someone in SJ has about 2 feet of hook-and-eye tape (preferably black, but I can make white work) they can both sell to me and deliver on a late weeknight, since I don’t drive, and Thomas and I have a bunch of errands this week right after work. Yeah, didn’t think so 😉
Anyway, it’s moving along. If I have to sew the closures on in Scotland, so be it. Hmph.
The whole thing is trimmed out nicely though. I may even have coordinating feathers for his cap. Should go curl them right now.
Later that night…
I think I just sewed half of a flat cap together entirely wrong. I mean, really, a flat cap? That’s, what, RenFaire Sewing 101? I must have made a dozen in my first year working faire (because as soon as you say “sure, I made this one,” people ask for ones and you realize an easier $10-$20 can’t be had). And let’s not forget faxing Irina a flat cap pattern! Those were the days.
But I must be tired because after cutting out the layers and interlining, I started randomly sewing things together, and the result looks wrong. There’s a nicely turned and ironed brim, but a top that I can’t see how to attach. Huh?
Brain fried. Go to bed, go to work tomorrow, start over!