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Below you will find the progress posts of the contestants. Each team has their own tag - if you click on it, you can see all the posts by that specific team, or you can just enjoy the mixed stream that exists here. All comments are moderated, and the ES web team will be by several times a day to release them. …

Sunday 04/25 Post

D. The Last of This Project, and Lessons Learned I was not as happy with the way the pellote turned out, but at least I will know better for the next time I attempt it. For one, I will not order the fabric on-line, but will take a good look at what I am getting. For another, although the later versions of the pellote are indeed this narrow (tho…

Monday 04/19 Post

C. One Set of Needles Postponed the Other Set I would have finished this thing completely but for the fact that I had my first dose of the vaccine recently, and I wasn't quite up to it. However, I did receive the lovely token late last week. Thank you! It is the most appropriate and practical event token after the pouches have gotten at Convive…

Thursday 04/08 Post

B. Hemming and Hawing I have finished the trimming. All that's left now where the pellote is concerned is the hemming of the interlining and the liner. Once all three layers are done, the three layers will be attached at the main seam points. I only have myself to blame for not cutting the three layers precisely each time. After that, I will…

Judging Sheets and questions

I got my judging sheets and I'm not mad or upset by them at all. I got middle of the road points and that's what I expected. I think I'm harder on myself than the judges were. But I wouldn't be me if I didn't ask questions. Note-I'm asking to learn not to argue. The comment I got the most was about how many SCA sources I used. And I did u…

Monday 04/05 Post

A. The Trimming of the Pellote This weekend was a full one, what with various home chores and Easter at the in-laws' place, so I could not get much done, but I did pin the neckline and center seam trim to the pellote and start to sew it in place. More will happen before next week. I hope everyone's weekend was happy and fulfilling, whichever sp…

Friday 04/02 Post

IV. The Epilogues The succeeding posts will be for cataloging what was left to finish before this blog is closed. I ran to JoAnn's on Wednesday to get some single-fold bias tape in the color I needed. I realized the hem tape I used this time to make the eyelet tape for the saya may not be strong enough for the long haul. The bias tape will be s…

wrap-up

I didn’t get to post about the last-minute push to finish everything for my judging presentation. I got my basic hose finished at 4am on Saturday. I didn’t get to put the tops on them to really make them Viking thigh-highs, but that’s on my punch list. They are incredibly comfortable and I want to make more to really refine the patterns. …

Sunday 03/28 Post: The Day After

III. What Was Finished, What Remains, What Was Learned Someone once told me about the Order of the March Hare. It's about as unofficial as you can get. All you need to do to be in it is to be sewing a piece of garb that you plan to wear to an event on the day of that event, on the way to it, or even at it. So I was still hemming my pellote on t…

The finished piece

I finished it. My outfit. In the beautiful linen. I finished by covering the grommets with the silver thread. The grommets. I also had a friend find an easy slipper design, that looks period, from a 1940's issues of Vogue. It has a u shaped piece that I used scrap of my purple fabric. I rolled all the seams. Closed the back and a…