Danced my dance slow today. It was good. Not much else to say.
I’ve been hungering to do some sewing. The summer Renaissance Fair season is coming up, and as usual I have very little to wear that’s appropriate to festivals, other than the usual t-shirt and jeans for a very ordinary, modern look; or a kilt and sort of vaguely Renaissance-y shirt, and boots. Tedious.
But, I know how to sew. Yesterday I broke out my patterns, and my fabric, and made a couple of smaller pieces: a couple of pouches to hang on a belt, and a shoulder-poncho-and-hood combination that might have been worn by Lancelot or Robin Hood back in the day. While the pouches are fine… the hood is not. I made the largest size possible, and it still doesn’t fit over my shoulders. Instead, it looks ridiculous and small and mis-cut or mis-built, even though it’s about as well-made as I know how to make it.
This happens a lot: I use commercial patterns that I pick up on sale after Halloween: so far I’ve made a couple of shirts, and this hood, and a pair of drawstring medieval trousers from these patterns, and nearly nothing fits. I’m the wrong size and shape to be making my own costumes, apparently. Frankly, the only thing I have made (and now made more than once!) is a tunic design that came with a Jedi costume. That’s pretty much it.
But the nice thing is that I’m beginning to think I don’t mind.