St Birgitta Caps

Okay, I blame Morgan Donner for this. She started this mess, and I’m on a mission.

Good Morning all, after yesterday’s quiet day post, I thought I better give you the source for the St Birgitta cap I mentioned. St Birgitta Coif tutorial Morgan Donner in her video, she calls it a coif. I call it a cap. It covers the head.

I prefer to keep my scalp covered. I have thin hair, and I have been shaving my head for a couple of months now. I rock the buzz cut, and even can just run the clippers before a shower. However, certain folks in public go a little nutsy when they see a woman with a buzz cut.

This isn’t my first rodeo with this. I’ve done it many times over the years. I loved my long hair, but was shedding it at such an astronomical rate, that I was afraid of choking on a hair ball. Ugh. So, back to the cap.

I never wear velvet. Ever. However, with this gifted fabric, I think I can make the cap out of it. I’m going to have to line the fabric on the inside, because the inside is a little weird feeling. Also, I think that washing this is going to be a problem. So, with a mystery velvet I’m going to begin.

I could do a turban, but I don’t wear pins, and I don’t want to monkey with it much. So, before this post goes live, the goal is to have one done, with pictures. We will see. Perhaps for tomorrow’s post, I will get that work finished. It doesn’t take long, especially since I don’t use the woven piece in the center for my caps.

Please take care of yourselves. Hugs and huggage. -L


Morning all, hoping you are well. The fellers are being male this morning, and I’m hiding from all the testosterone in the house. It’s a muggy bugger again, and soon enough the rains will stop, maybe.

Meanwhile, I had an epiphany. I always wondered why, when my sewing machine only came with 3 bobbins, when I got old sewing kits from my scrounging friend that there were hundreds of partial bobbins of thread in them.

I finally figured it out. I’m an idgit. I went an purchased extra bobbins for all of the machines this month. At the beginning of a sewing project, it’s easier to fill 6-8 bobbins with the thread I’m using, and go, than to stop, removed my work from the machine and do a bobbin.

Since I use mostly just white thread, and the consequences be damned, I’m cool with this. Damn it. Damn it. Damn it. Why didn’t I think of it sooner? Why didn’t I learn this in home ec over 30 years ago?

I have no idea. I’m pretty sure that we were issued one bobbin, one machine needle, and etc… and had to make do. NEVER AGAIN! Bobbins are dirt cheap. I can afford to buy extras! Woot woot woot!

Give me all the bobbins!

Hugs my friends, have a good day. -L

Home made clothes

Wearing clothes I made all by myself.

Morning all, Young Master Duke is very busy being the most adorable dog on the planet, and I am okay.

It’s a good day. And other than a brief interlude yesterday, I have worn clothing I made exclusively for weeks now. This helps. Knowing that the clothes came into the house as bolts of fabric, and that I decided exactly how they would turn out is so fulfilling.

Knowing that if needed, I could take them apart and adjust the fit, is also pretty damned cool.

So, plans are being planned. I prefer maxi dresses with long sleeves, and I have one to finish. However, I really need a few chemises. Yet, I don’t have the fabric for them. That’s on the plan for June, purchasing a bolt of muslin so I can have underclothes.

That’s about it for today. Nothing witty, I’m pretty drained. Hugs my friends. Take care, may your life be blessed. -L

One stitch at a time

Morning all, I’m waiting for the fellas or the sun to get up. I’m unsupervised again, and nothing I can do but wait for them to do what needs to be done.

I cut out the first dress yesterday. I hand hemmed the neck and the front half of the arm holes. I want to get the back half done this morning, and the side seams done. I didn’t expect to enjoy doing hand hemming more than machine hemming. However, it’s more accurate. I’m not having to waste time ripping out and retrying again and again.

I’m looking forward to wearing this little dress, and I’m debating on taking it past knee length with a ruffle or not. We will see. I’m not big into ruffles. I do want to add pockets, though, simply because… pockets. I’m planning on throwing them into the side seams, and have them almost ready to go in. I just need to pin them into place.

I am hoping to get this dress done and in the wash today for a gentle cycle.

Other than that, I hope you are well, and have a lovely day. _l