From the Top Down

So from the top, the veil. The figures of the Royal Portal of the Chartres Cathedral show several variations:

So I opted for veiled. I chose a lightweight silk, rounded the corners, and hemmed it with silk thread using a rolled hem stitch. This is a stitch I had never used before, so it took a bit of getting used to, but how cool! Run a few stitches, pull it tight, it rolls up, and all the stitches disappear! Kinda reminds me of an old math cartoon with two profs working on a huge blackboard full of a mathematical proof with the next step in the proof being “And then magic happens”.

And then magic happens!

I have also started on the chemise, and created the pattern for my hose, but more on that tomorrow.

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1 Response to From the Top Down

  1. Ibrahim al-Rashid  says:

    I also love to do rolled hems this way. For really thin fabrics, I find it both neater and faster than machine-made hems.

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