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darkwolfie's last linen tunic is finished.  All I have to do now is finish two work tunics, and then make one more pair of pants for him and his stuff is done.  I should go see if they have the green plaid he likes restocked at Joann; that would be easier than piecing what I have, and then I can use that stuff to make happy pants for me (of which I need more; I've only made one pair and they're already looking raggedy).

I even took a few minutes to embroider around the neckline.  The tunic is a heathery green, and I used a coppery brown floss, and it just looks phenomenal.  I should do another line and fill in between them with an interesting fill stitch.  What a shame the Vikings didn't use any.  From what I've read, it was pretty much stem stitch, backstitch, couching or satin stitch.  What I'd like is a nice lattice-y stitch, but oh well.  Either way, it won't get done tonight.

So all I have left to do as far as making new garb is two work tunics and a pair of pants for Wolfie, three or four pairs of happy pants for me (thank god pants are quick), and another linen apron for me if there's time.  I have a few tweaks and repairs that still need doing, and some laundry, and I need to fix the roof of the tent.  If nothing else gets done for that  tent, that has to happen.

Nothing will happen, though, if I don't get some sleep, so I'd best get to it.

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esmerel From: esmerel Date: July 26th, 2006 03:34 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Your Joann's actually stocks... usable fabric?

It's frustrating - around here, it seems like all the fabric stores stock stuff you'd only expect to see in quilts, or weddings. Or on little kids.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: July 26th, 2006 06:11 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Well, when what you're looking for is cotton solids and muslin, then yes. Otherwise, not so much. I generally go to shops in NH if I'm looking for linen and wool. I just refuse to make pants out of linen right now.
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