My Hood

Jan. 31st, 2009 07:47 pm
pearl: Black and white outline of a toadstool with paint splatters. (Default)
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I forgot I have a webcam, so here are some low-quality images.

[ profile] felinophile, I hope you approve of this use of your fabric. :)

Here's a bad attempt at photographing the entire hood.
entire hood

Here's a photo of the strings, which I'm now 95% sure should be a lot further back from the face hole. There's always next time, right?
strings and face opening of hood

AAARGH! What the hell is THAT!? It's gonna devour my soul!
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Looking much better, with the laces tied together...

The skirt of the hood. Yep, it's meant to be all pointy like that.

The yellow wool blend is a tabby weave, and it's all French seamed with a lemon yellow silk thread, and when that ran out, a poly-cotton thread. The 'embroidery' along the seams and strings are woollen; the embroidery thread is from Erickr's Homespun, dyed with Azelea, and the string is made from balls and balls of wool from the op-shop, that is also being used as cord-edging on the shirt.

What could be done better
The strings probably need moving further back, and if budget wasn't a concern I'd find some magical twill wool that fulls at the drop of a hat, so I could finish the hems with whipstitching without folding over. I'm very proud of the size of my french seams though!

My hems, with a pen for comparison:

Date: 2009-01-31 11:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You are very cute in that hood!

Date: 2009-01-31 10:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I thought I looked ready to devour small children! :-p

Date: 2009-01-31 11:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Despite the small errors, it seems to have come out well enough. I love the color, too--not drab, the way many people do early period garments!

Alas, I doubt I'll make progress on my Manazan shirt or my apron dress this weekend--too much other stuff to do. :-(

Date: 2009-02-01 10:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
4th pic: Isn't marigold a bit cheerful for a Sith?

Nice job!

Date: 2009-02-01 10:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I dunno, it might work for Darth Fabulous (

Date: 2009-02-01 11:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
My work here is done! Muahahaha!


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