Historical Sew Fortnightly… delay

If you have followed my posts on the Historical Sew Fortnightly (Monthly) challenges, you might notice that I haven’t posted anything for October – Sewing Secrets yet.  And… I won’t be any time soon either. Likewise, I don’t anticipate meeting the deadline for the November – Silver Screen challenge either. I have a really good reason…. which I’ll share by the end of November or early December I hope.

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Gores & Gussets at Grand TUA

Setting the gusset in the sample

Setting the gusset in the sample

In my previous post, I mentioned attending the SCA Grand TUA in Regina at the end of October. One of the classes I took was on gussets and gores. I had been hoping just a bit that there would be some secret technique to avoid hand-stitching the very tip to get the insets started… but nothing unfortunately.

The finished gusset and gore from the class

The finished gusset and gore from the class

We did both an underarm gusset, and a skirt gore in the class – completed all by hand (albeit in a very small scale!).

Other classes

I also took classes on calligraphy, embroidery, silent heraldry, and spices. Additionally I took five classes with the Tudor Tailors, which I’ll hopefully blog about later…