At first I thought that I hadn't done much in 2021. Except for hiking, biking, ice skating, swimming, and slowly getting back to working.
But apparently I did quite a lot of stuff, and unusually much for other people.
Last year's summing up was thematic, but this year I will do it by month instead.
In January I started on my biggest costuming project this year: what ended up to be not only one, but two Spanish 12th century outfits. Or one and a half. I spent much of the time embroidering on the sleeves on my shift.
The first part to be made was the surcoat, which is called pellote. All hand sewn, from silk and lined with wool.
The embroidered 13th century Spanish shift, which I made slightly supportive by quilting to layers of linen together in over the bust area, and making it tight was finished in February. And it turned out that I shouldn't have bothered: the saya keeps everything in place just fine.
I also made a new regency petticoat in March, since I felt that I couldn't use the same petticoat that I made in 2006 to all my dresses. This one is in silk, so a little bit more fancy.
And I made a new, totally insane dress from c. 1815 (more here).
I made a red blouse to wear under the blue reform dress. Here yopu also can see the blet that I made for it with the same trim as on the dress.
I also made a canezou (a sort of over blouse) from old linen curtains that were a gift from a neighbour, and a cap from some kind of weird broderie anglaise pieces that I found at a charity shop, plus remnants of an old dress.
A skirt for me from green cotton, and I painted a border with flowers and grasses along the hem.
So I made viking caps for Erich and Elisabet, and a bycocket for Daniel.
I also made a modern apron dress.
December means making the annual christmas themed photoshoot - and clothing.
The cape and skirt are made from an old 14th century wool gown that I made in 1998, and which doesn't fit me anymore.
I also made a christmas apron from a thrifted curtain, and a wool skirt for my folk costume and a modern apron dress. And knit a new scarf from thrifted yarn.