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.