I am not made of rectangles.

Realization I had yesterday: I am not made of rectangles. Wait, hear me out. “Rectangular construction conserves fabric” is the best thing I’ve ever heard about this technique. And it is not true. No, seriously, hear me out. Rectangular construction results in very little waste fabric — meaning the stuff that gets left on the […]

My First Camisa, sort of

I have officially begun work on my first (sort of) camisa. Camisa – (Spanish) Chemise, smock, undertunic, shift. Modern: slip, camisole. The white garment that goes under all the other garments in a medieval outfit, protecting the visible garments from sweat and body oils so that they last longer. Generally made with undyed white linen. […]

Preparing to SCA

Originally posted to my Facebook page. Someone I’ve come to think of as a friend is interested in joining the SCA. Naturally, I’m thrilled, because I love sharing my hobby like some people love sharing their religion. But this friend is very smart, which means that she rightly sees that going to school full time […]

“I didn’t fail! I found a way that doesn’t work!”

The following was originally posted to my Facebook page, and I’ve decided it needs to be here instead. Probably a lot of things originally posted there will be moved over here. “I didn’t fail! I merely discovered a way that doesn’t work!” ‘Maura Isles’, Rizzoli & Isles. There are a lot of ways to think […]