Monday, October 3, 2011


I'm not sure where Sept went because it just started a week ago!  I guess I have been a little occupied with scribbly stuff and a lot of travel.  But I haven't stopped thinking about it!!!  But now things are slowing down (a little) so it's time to recommit some time!  So, as of this moment I have linen for the apron dress in the dryer and linen for the under dress in the washer and the wool for the front panel still on the loom.  However, as soon as I post this I will go out and find something to put the table loom up on so I can get back into weaving this very night.

Abundant is my gratitude for Mistress Bianca issuing this challenge and for including the need to actually report on progress!  Although, as I went to wash the fabrics I had a moment of realization of just how much I do NOT know about what I'm doing!  I will not panic... I will not panic... I will not quit either.  I will ask all the questions I can think of and just keep working at it.  And breathe, I will try and remember to breathe.  Oh yeah, and I will try to get some pictures taken!


  1. The ACC is also an opportunity to network and to learn new things. Please, ask away! Whatever you need to get started and keep motivated - that's what we're here for.

  2. Hello: I amswered your question on the pattern in my blog but because I was so slow in responding to you, I thought I would answer you here too...

    for this under dress, I just used the rectangular Birka tunic layout that Viscountess Inga had in her Collegium 09 handouts. I have seen other similar layouts on some online sites and I will look up their urls and post them on my blog. I have sewn a couple of mock ups and tried to improve on each construction...the one thing I do wrong is to make everything TOO big. I don't like to wear things tight but the under smock does need to be more form fitted I think? and the under arm gussets really work and give your arms room to move! it does help to have someone fit it with you...

    let me know if I can help with anything else?
    (my apron dress is tighter than I like too but ah well???)


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