Ready for Empire!

To distract myself from installing a new TV box (straightforward? I think not) I helped my middle child finish a costume for a LARP event (live action role play). Dratz had made a fantastic job of creating a multitude of muslin flowers. Now sewn on a short capelet the costume ensemble was really looking good. The capelet was based on a gold design that we’d already sewn together. And, like my favourite waistcoat pattern, it’s a design that can be constantly reinterpreted depending on the available fabric. The texture of the completed flowers was delightful – feathery to feel but not scratchy, soft but with a comforting weight. Lined with a bold red fabric and edged with gold braid we were both chuffed with the results.

Time consuming to make, but worth the effort

Time consuming to make, but worth the effort

A fantastic buckle buy was given a new strap and created a bliging closure

A fantastic buckle buy was given a new strap and created a bliging closure

Red, gold, purple....cutting a dash on the larp field

Red, gold, purple….cutting a dash on the larp field

The flower capelet is here worn over along red oak, lined with a heavy wool fabric (warmth essential out in the open air, though there is always a strong chance of mud and rain!). The purple shirt has also been embellished today with two lines of gold braid…luckily there was just enough for both cuffs.

Sewing results 10, Set Top Box 2

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