Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Of Dancing and Sewing

A quick summary of my weekend. Saturday was spent sewing in preparation for The Regency Spring Ball here in town. Sunday was spent sewing and in fun at the Arts & Sciences Social/Baronial Birthday Bash.

Above are two pictures of my finished Regency Gown. Last time I wore it (in winter), I hadn't finished any lacing for the dress, and it was held together by safety pins. D was awesome though, and came home early and finished my eyelets for me this time! And look! They are spiral laced. This is my new favorite technique. For it is awesome, and totally period.



I then took that finished dress and went to a ball. See the dancing and merriment? We danced for 4 hours, and I didn't sit out any sets. So much fun to be had.

Sunday's picture (right) was me teaching 5 people how to fingerloop braid. Which is wonderful. I was so happy so many people wanted to learn. What is fingerloop braiding you ask? Fingerloop braiding is a totally period way of making trim/laces. They have extant period instruction manuals for this technique. Again, wonderful.

I have to work in the morning, so it is off to bed for me.
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2 comments:

Kim said...

Fingerloop braiding is SO fun!! (Have you tried 2-person fingerloop braiding? It's teh awesome!)

-Kimi-

Yarn Mafia said...

I have Kim, We tried it this weekend. A gal I taught to fingerloop braid at the last A&S social helped me with a two person fingerloop braid. We did the easiest, i.e. the one that is based off of the basic 5 loop braid. Soo much fun. Our Baron was very impressed.