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important safety tip
When taking sewing projects on a roadtrip, be sure to pack shears. You never know when you're going to need to do some radical tailoring.

I brought strips of linen with which to make a couple of Jorvik caps. I did the rolled hems today, and then when pinning the back seam tonight so I could stitch that tomorrow, realized that it was three inches too long and didn't fit correctly. Luckily I had a pair of craft scissors in my backpack, in my little knitting kit, otherwise I'd have been mightily frustrated.

I love doing rolled hems, though, so maybe I'll have to make veils for my household sisters or something to get my jones out. I'm pretty much the only one who prefers handsewing, anyway... I'll sew on a cotehardie's worth of buttons and not even blink. (That's 20 or so buttons, for the uninitiated.) I really enjoyed hand-sewing Wolfie's tunic, too; there will be more of that in future.
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