Update 5 – Slow Progress

This post follows on from:

Festival, May Crown, Rowany Baronial Changeover and saving funds (the materials are expensive) to obtain materials to continue this project have delayed me for the past month. But, progress has been made in the following items:

Caul

  • Couching finished (10 hours of couching is visible in the photo below – I’ll estimate the rest of the couching once I’ve unwound it from the frame… after the beading, that is).
This is 10 hours of hand couching, with at least 5 hours more rolled up on the frame.

This is 10 hours of hand couching, with at least 5 hours more rolled up on the frame.

  • Awaiting pearls to do next step (bead every second junction with 4 pearls and 1 garnet, all 3mm in size)

Hat

  • Used the first draft of the hat pattern in update 4 to draft the second and final draft of the hat pattern
  • Cut out and wired the 4 brim pieces
I couched milliners wire to the buckram brim pieces. Each piece took about 1.5 hours.

I couched milliners wire to the buckram brim pieces. Each piece took about 1.5 hours.

  • I used the template to cut out the crown pieces from orange silk velvet and a linen canvas inter-lining. I then hand stitched the pieces together. The silk velvet is quite stretchy and extremely difficult to use, so far.
Cutting out the interlining and outer fabric for the crown. The pattern is sitting on top. Four of these pieces make the crown.

Cutting out the interlining and outer fabric for the crown. The pattern is sitting on top. Four of these pieces make the crown.

The crown is put together, but needs the seams carefully ironed flat.

The crown is put together, but needs the seams carefully ironed flat.

  • Next steps: carefully iron the seams so they sit nicer, cut out lining (silk) and line the crown.

Brustfleck

  • Made a pattern with Mathilde and Rowan
  • Planned how to do the slashing. Will need four layers; outer orange silk brocade, thick lining and edging lining (probably a black or gold colour?), background layer (green velvet) and lining.

Bodice Pattern

  • Mathilde and Rowan fitted a pattern on me (two drafts).
  • Pattern based on Rowan’s dresses and then Rowan and Mathilde adjusted on me to look like the portraits.
Draft one of the bodice pattern.

Draft one of the bodice pattern.

Draft 2 of the bodice pattern.

Draft 2 of the bodice pattern.

Materials Sourced

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