The past week I got bit by the hat bug, and with all the decent sized scraps I’ve got lying around, I decided to give it a shot. With the help of a super-awesome youtube tutorial by the great people at http://www.lastwear.com/ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPaFTZDTeWA), I was able to adjust the pattern until I finally got a model I felt satisfied with. I did go through quite a few tries until I landed on the one I liked though. Tries affectionally referred to as “hat corpses”.
Figured I might as well add a picture of the so-far completed outfit, from this years 17th of May. =)
I am calling it V1 because, although it is fully wearable and actually quite comfortable, I am planning to do some embroidery work on it. Hopefully some ivy vines along the hem of the skirt and maybe on the cape as well.
Another piece for the 17th of May outfit. Because I do live quite far north, you never know how May will be, and a cape is a neat addition to an outfit if it turns out to be “one of those years”. This is made with the same thin, black wool from tekstil.no which I made the skirt from, and laced with the same green silk noil which I also laced the vest with.
Another piece for the outfit for 17th of May!
This is the piece of fabric which started it all I suppose, I found this gorgeous, gorgeous piece of ivy brocade in the local fabric shop when I went home last Christmas, and I just couldn’t resist it and I knew exactly what to do with it! I had been looking for a fabric like this and not found one, until then! And it had to be mine although very expensive (which is why I only bought 0.5m).
A week in the making!
This is the skirt of an outfit which I am planning to make for 17th of May (and other big days). With it there will also be a vest in this awesome ivy-brocade I found this Christmas, a white shirt, ankle high black boots and a cape with a hood in case of cold weather. The skirt and cape will be in the same thin, black wool (English cloth, from tekstil.no). I like this wool a lot, and I think it fits very well for such a big garment. It is thin, light weight and easy to work with, yet warm and cozy like wool often is. All in all: Yay! =)