I want to be sewing again. I have ideas for a new gown, I have fabric for a whole new to me region and era of clothing. I need to work my bodice pattern and see if that fits properly as well as testing out the hidden front lacing/closure on said 16th Italian clothes. I must be able to dress myself since Duncan will be going to school for his License and classes are Tues-Sat. I also have the ambitious plans to try my hand at the "Exotic" Ottoman Turk clothes as seen through the eyes of an Italian Woman. Which given my SCA Name is very Scottish, this is kinda funny. But I love the clothes of the Italians and they suit me.
Last night we went down to the Social Night for Barony of Three Mountains (The group south of us in Portland). A much better response. I am feeling a bit more relieved about SCA and being up here. Duncan starts Barber School next month and will be going to school Tuesday-Saturday, so my SCA is going to be Solo for the most part. I did go ahead and reserve a room for the AnTir 12th night at a hotel two miles from the site. The convention center hotel is booked, but this will be good.
Once I get my sewing room organized, I want to get started of my sewing again. I am debating on pulling the Skirt of Doom off my Green Campi and cutting out a panel and re-working it, but that part of me says to leave it and maybe finishing the Ropa or making another gown is a better option. I saw some techniques I learned on starlightmasque's LJ last year that I would like to try out and thus make solo SCA easier to get gussied up into. I know the technique is period to Henrecian tudor and I am willing to try it out on other designs for ease of dressing all by myself. But first I need to make sure my bodice pattern fits as I want it to, I anticipate that being loads of fun!
I hope to be able to invite people over for sewing days soon(ish).
But I can find my way to work!
WDL and new plates for the cars is now done. So much easier to do than I thought it would be. We joined the local community center and I have found a few aqua classes I am going to try.
We did attend our first Baronial Meeting for the local group, the best I can say is.... I will give them two more chances since they struck out with the first pitch. If not, then there are enough other groups to take a look at for local activity. If that turns into a fail, then sorry Adiantum, you win (Lose?) this round.
I am ancy to get my sewing room unpacked and organized. I have committed to attending 12th night and have gone as far as to reserve a room at a nearby hotel as the Event Hotel is completely booked. I would like to get some sewing completed. Whether I wind up wearing it to the event is another matter. If anyone local(ish) to Vancouver who wants to play with fabric, let me know. I am going to have to fit my bodice pattern so I can make sure it fits properly and fabric buddies are always a fun and good plan. I may even have projects to post.
DV starts school in November and will be working Tues-Sat so my SCA will largely be solo. Hopefully I can make that work.