This block incorporated a new stitch called a chevron stitch.
I went to a different JoAnn to get more thread and found another fabric that matches my swatches, so I picked it up on a whim and added it to this block.
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I have been asked to be their Highness' "Wardrobe Mistress." I'm not entirely sure what this entails, but I've been given permission to make it up as I go. So at this point, I'm taking it as standing permission to play "Prince and Princess Barbie" with Stephen and Ailleanne. Would anyone like to play too? (HALP!)
I'm not saying that either one of them is poorly dressed or has bad taste... It's just that they probably don't have enough garb to get through the reign - but then, unless you've been royalty before, who does? (I have like... the one good tunic and a bunch of crap that I wear at Pennsic.)
Tonight, I have plans to get their measurements, and next week, I'll go through their exiting garb to 1.) see what they have and then calculate what they will NEED and 2.) steal all their "super comfy garb" and trace it for patterns.
After that it's ON, and I'll be looking for volunteers to help hand-sew, cut, EMBROIDER, make buttons, provide morale support, make coffee and tell me to stop taking myself seriously. And for the love of GOD, someone volunteer to provide fashion advice, because while I can make a tunic, and even fabric, I am NOT the person to ask for fashion advice. I still think a black t-shirt and combat boots are essential to any girl's mundane wardrobe. You do NOT need to know how to do any of the above things in order to help me. I would be DELIGHTED to teach you what you need to know! (OK... everything but the fashion. That's talent, and something I haven't got.) You don't have to be local to play! If you want to make them a nice thing, they'd love 14th cent. English (his period) or 10th century Irish (her period) garb in Kingdom colors. Very shortly I'll be able to mail you paper patterns of their existing garb or their measurements upon request. So.... Who's in?
Eithni requests permission to make a presentation to HrRM. Permission is warily granted.
Eithni explains that it is a good and right thing that apprenti learn to support the Crown and Kingdom with their arts, and explains that I took a soap-making class at Pennsic.
Presenting a handmade soap that I made and the scrubby bag made from the same fabric as the dress. (Aesa gets more soap than a person can use in a LIFETIME every time she's Queen.) Aesa is nonplussed.
Eithni explains that despite what people may think, Queens are rarely ever STINKY. So perhaps she will find THIS more useful as Queens DO sometimes need to be DRESSED.
Aesa realizes she's been had.
Aesa tells the story of Stinky Queens and the need for soap.
Aesa admires the OMG! Northshield! dress!