Feb 19, 2012

I love linen.

Way back when Phil and I were living in New Mexico, and I'd begun doing the medieval costuming in earnest, I bought a bunch of linen.  I mean, like I'd qualify to be on "Hoarders" with all the linen I bought.  Mostly because I love it, love to wear it, wrinkles and all, and love to work with it.

But the amount of linen you need for a 13th century noblewoman's gown is, well, quite a bit more than I'd need for a skirt I'd wear to Wal Mart, sooooo, you could say I have some left over.  And over.

I've hung on to this stockpile, convinced I was going to sew myself beautiful clothing, and because of the brain weevils that tell me I should wait til I'm at "the right size" for the clothes I want to make, I never have.  But enough is enough.  I am not likely to ever be supermodel thin like I was in high school, and even if I were, I'm almost 50.  It's not like I'd be gorgeous, just skinny and almost 50.  Gravity is what it is.

So I WILL make myself some clothes this year, and since linen lasts a long time, I'd best make them in timeless shapes that aren't too faddy.

Heh.  Just kidding.  Timeless, though, right?


But aside from that, I will use the linen in DOLLS!!! Big surprise, I know.

I finished the first one this morning, but she's not dressed, so I can't show her here yet.  Soon.  I actually managed to follow a pattern (mostly) without changing it...at least for the doll.  The pattern stinks for the clothes if you like doll clothes to be real instead of the patched-together prim deco stuff that sells these days.  So I'll make her clothes, and she will be the first of a limited line of dolls I plan to sell: The Linen Sisters.

I'd apologize, but I think it's funny.  :~)
Pictures soon...of the dolls, and maybe even the clothes I make for me.

8 comments:

  1. Looking forward to the appearence of the Linen Sisters. LOL!
    I too love linen and used to wear it all of the time but not so much anymore. I think it's because now instead of looking smart I look frumpy.

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  2. I love linen, too. Your dolls' clothes are always so beautiful. I can't wait to see the linen versions (Linen Sistas! :) And I wish I could wear one of those pinafores - they look like they would hide a lot of sins! xox

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  3. Tee Hee, you are so funny! Looking forward to seeing the Linen Sisters. I love linen too and have just finished a doll body in black linen. Looking forward to seeing your lovely clothes...I agree,I am not so fond of the patched together prim clothing. Dollies need proper clothes!

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  4. Add me to the list of linen lovers. Last summer when it was SO HOT, I almost wore out my linen shirts. I love the look and feel of a doll dressed in linen!

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  5. Can't wait to see them:)

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  6. Ha, ha, I think that's funny too! Linen sisters. Can't wait to see the doll, really! You teased us!

    Have a good Monday morning...

    hugs

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  7. Linen is such a wonderful botanical fiber! I love wearing it too. And I look forward to seeing the dolls you create as you whittle away at your linen stores!

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  8. Linen is awesome to paint. What a good idea you have to make a Linen Sisters line of dolls. :-)

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