I haven't been writing that much lately. I do a lot of sprang, and there is a limit to how much sprang one could show in a row... But I have also started a class, a handsewing-class! Its at Sätergläntan, instituation of handicrafts. Its an amazing place, a place to be creative. Focus is on folk costumes from Sweden, which I´m not that familiar with. We have lessons at Sätergläntan a weekend a month and between weekends we have homework that has to be done before next time. As a homework this first month we are making undergarments. Last time we met we learned how to measure an old garment to make a copy of it. And now we are home making it, seeing how much we forgot to measure...
My garment is a shirt for a woman and its from 1860´s. I feel very familiar with it. It look a lot like the medieval garment I usually work with. It is just a little bit shorter and has a shorter sleeve. Its also made by more pieces than Im use too. It has a bodice with a skirt attached.
This is the original from 1860´s.
The fold at the hem at the sleeveend is quite big. Bigger than I usually do. But I made it the way it was on the original. The skirt is also a bit short. It ends at the knee. It should be a 10-15 cm longer to fit me properly.