25 September 2013

Eyelets are slow work

Eyelets in progress
Originally uploaded by Catrijn.
The picture isn't great (black on black), but I'm halfway through the eyelets for the front closure on the kirtle. This feels like it is going to take forever...

05 September 2013

The finally-finished surcoat

Early 14th c. surcoat
Originally uploaded by Catrijn.
I was able to hem this in the car on the way to an event. (Although it ended up being too warm to need or want it.)

It really is a simple garment. Rectangular body; gores for front, back, and sides; and scoops cut for the neck and arms. Easier than a tunic.