Saturday, May 23, 2009

Medieval Sleeves

Way back when I first got into my Maid Marian mood I started a Medieval project. So far I have one sleeve done...which took me almost 2 seasons of Robin Hood to finish. haha Either I'm slow or crazy. ;)
I took a fitted sleeve pattern and cut out a piece of muslin and a piece if batting. I cut the batting in half and folded the muslin in half over it and pinned it in place.

Then I traced 1" squares diagonal across the entire piece with disappearing ink.
Then I quilted on the lines. I figured out I could get one half sleeve quilted in about 4 episodes of Robin Hood.
Then 23 hand sewn eyelets down one side:
Make another one and then lace them together down the middle and sew the seams together, here I laced it with Jute:
I also tried lacing it with crochet cotton to see what it looked like:
Now I need to make two more to have sleeve number two. :) I'm still not exactly sure what the rest of the dress will look like. I'm having fun just making it up as I go along. But I have the overdress almost completely planned. Whoop whoop! I can't wait! :)


  1. Ohhh! You finished it! it looks aMAZING! Hand sewn and gorgeous! love it! you must make me some now! hee hee! just kiddin' Guess what! Now that Gen is home we have to be VERY VERY careful what we say and quote! its going to be really hard! oh you, love!

  2. That is so beautiful! I can't wait to see it as you finish each little part. What a fun way to work on a project! your creativity is amazing :D

  3. Very beautiful! I love all your tiny,hand quilted stitches.
    I can't wait to see the rest!

  4. Beautiful! Just a friendly hint. It might be better to take the up close shots of your sewing with digital macro(it should be a setting on your camera), which helps big time in up close images. Sorry if I offended you! That is just the photographer in me butting in!

  5. Aimee...I know! It's going to be so hard not to give everything away! Eeee...I can't wit until we can finish watching it! :D

    Bria, no offence taken! :) But I actually did use the digital macro setting. Some of the pictures were taken in a bit of a hurry though so they aren't as clear as others. :)



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