Haul Report: Grandmother’s sale 2016

not-wool fabrics (upholstery, silk, sari, etc) from the 2016 Grandmother's Fabric sale

not-wool fabrics (upholstery, silk, sari, etc) from the 2016 Grandmother’s Fabric sale

Ok.. I promised that I’d share my “haul” from the Grandmother’s Fabric Sale on April 15, 2016. (The sale also ran on Saturday the 16th, but I had a bunch of things to do on Saturday, so I didn’t attend that day.)

I arrived about 2:30, with the doors opening at 3:00 p.m. and already the line up was nearly to the end of the block. Before the line started to move it was already around the corner! Crazy! As we left, the line was just as long… so many people arriving after 4:00 p.m. though when we left for good around 5:30 there thankfully was no longer a line up so people were pretty much going right in. Of course… getting in later means that the BEST stuff is gone, right?ūüėČ

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Throwback Thursday: Teal silk corset

Teal blue underbust silk corset

Teal blue underbust silk corset

I’m calling this a Throwback Thursday because this is actually a corset I made a while ago (so I don’t have any work-in-progress photos either). I made this to sell, back when I was hoping to get commissions for custom work (I’m not looking to do custom work anymore).

A bit about this corset:

The outer fabric is a bright teal Dupioni silk, while the lining is black cotton. I don’t recall what the interlining is, but likely more black cotton.

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Tournament Prizes

Decorated notebooks

Decorated notebooks

As Avacal & Montengarde’s A&S champion, I’m hoping to help host some Arts & Science (A&S) tournaments, challenges, and displays this year. Since I want to have prizes for the participants/winners, I need to build a little stock of *stuff* to give away. In early April I invited some of my SCA friends to come help me with a first project – decorated notebooks!

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Drab grey-green wool apron dress

Drab green apron dress worn with my previously made dark green wool underdress

Drab green apron dress worn with my previously made dark green wool underdress

While making the drab green-grey wool underdress, I noticed how well the drab worked with the dark green underdress I made a while back.¬†I decided to use the remaining fabric leftover from the underdess to make an apron dress too. (I don’t plan on wearing them together, instead I’ll wear the drab grey-green with the dark green.)

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