💀🦃💀🦃 Happy Monday, Campers! Been missing your daily reports of Halloween Camp? Let me give you a brief rundown. Autumn leaves are falling! You can’t walk or slither anywhere on campus without crunching a few orange and red leaves. The CaFEARteria is serving up some serious comfort food! Jacques is about to harvest some pumpkins from his patch for the Thanksgiving season - better preorder your pie before they’re out! Campers take their holidays very seriously - if you happen to pass by this camper cabin, say Gobble Gobble to Mr. Bones and his Turkey outfit! 🦃💀🦃💀
Sometimes it’s the simple garments that no one will ever see that bring me the most joy.
Today I finished this linen regency shift which I will use as a corset cover (code name: regency tank top). It took me a few days of work because I decided to do a lot of it by hand, for the first time ever. I sewed the straps on and the side seams with my machine, but hand felled all of the seams, hand hemmed the bottom and sleeves, and hand bound the neck in the smallest binding I thought I could get away with. I’ve never done that much hand work before, largely because I am slow. I wanted to do something about that, and since this will never be seen by anyone that doesn’t dress me, I opted to use this for practice. I even used linen thread, bees wax, and ironed the waxed thread to melt it in.
And while I am still not the fastest, I did get faster, and my tiny stitches were so satisfying. I feel super proud of this simple little garment, and I didn’t expect it to be such a big deal, so I thought I’d share! 💖
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