Double Feature

January 9, 2023

It’s a double feature project plan.

Project A: Milkweed floss capelet.

This will likely take more than one growing season to collect enough floss to cover the capelet, but I have a p pretty good start to my collection.

Project B: Reclaimed woolen winter dirndl blouse, whicg I believe is called a trache, but not certain).

Last Halloween, I bought a wool skirt for my Maria Von Trapp costume, but I actually already had the perfect skirt in my closet, so I am up-cycling the skirt and liner for this project.

I hope to do some hand embroidery in either Germanic or Norwegian motifs which remind me of grandmothers in all places, some of which I had and others I have invented.

I started tonight by locating each pattern set and ironing the patterns flat.

Next, I have to consider the fabric choice to support the milkweed floss, and do some math calculations to approximate weight. I’m thinking a thin broadcloth in a basic white, cream, or maybe even pale blue.

I need to consider the lining, ad if it isn’t too much yardage, maybe I’ll splurge on something extra luxurious.

I don’t know yet; I’m feeling fickle.

Of course, maybe none of this happens and I find myself in 10 weeks, high on pancakes and promise of sunshine with nothing to show for it but the slow burn of bedsores.

We shall see.


One response to “Double Feature”

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    Eve Kerrigan

    High on pancakes. …slow bubeds ores. sores. 😆

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