Introduction to the Challenge

This challenge is specifically set towards those that have not had the opportunity to sew a garment/object by hand. This challenge is NOT a competion, merely a place for new handsewers to document their progress and seek feedback and help, and to challenge themselves. Sewers that are experienced in hand stitching items will not be excluded, but this is meant as a chance for those with no experience in this realm to get a start.The Challenge I propose is that all persons joining the challenge pick a garment or object of textile nature, no matter how small or large, i.e. a pilgrim bag, a Coif or any type of hat, socks, flag, gloves etc., and have at least one form of documentation for its existence during the SCA time period. Acceptable forms of documentation for this project will be paintings/woodcuts/drawings with the desired object in it or a picture of the desired object.The challenge starts first of June and will end one year later. People can join the challenge at any time during this year. Those of you with handsewing experience are invited to follow the blog, and leave comments and feedback as the challenge progresses. The challenge is based in Drachenwald, but is open to all kingdoms.
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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Ok, I've talked to several people and I will start simple. I'm going to make an apron for my German dress.
I'm digging in my linen boxes to see what color I will use. I also want to do blackwork on it.
This will be fun.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

codpiece continued

Ok So here is how far I am.
Linen Cod piece
as always all the pictures can be seen at
As one can see the linen inside part is done.
Disappointingly it did not quite turn out the way I wanted. I know what I would have had to do different to get the look that I wanted.
This happens to me every time I make a Codpiece. You think I would remember it, but nooooooo. The next time I pattern out a codpiece (it would help if I didn't always loos the patterns for my codpieces) I do the same dame mistake I always make and think "hay isn't this the part I mess up and need to do different...........??????................. neaaaaaa thats later on"
And then happens what happens every time I think the codpiece is not soooo bad and actually it looks pretty cool like that and well they did have this shape........... bla bla bla............
So this is wat It will look like with loots of slashings.