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Coif progress...

I cut the pattern out, basted the gathers with a double row of running stitches, and pin-basted the centre seam together to see how it looked. Ack! Way to huge! So I pinned it down to a better size.



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This is the altered pattern. I ended up wishing I had taken the back in a bit too. I am sure I will do this again eventually.

This is my tiny stitching with very fine 2 ply silk thread. I did a turned hem on the back seam edges.

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Then I sewed each side of the coif to the band with a double running stitch in very fine silk thread.

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Looks like a nice shape.

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Sewed the gathers in properly and trimmed it up even.

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Folded over and sewed the band down to hide the unfinished edges on the seam allowance. Then I basted the back centre seam to a peice of paper so I could do the interlaced herringbone embroidery with less trouble. I think I should have basted it to a peice of graph paper as that would have helped me keep things very even. I wasn't going to count the tiny threads for each stitch. Ack no.

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Here is the double herringbone done with a thicker silk thread. I did it wrong the first few tries. I pulled about 8 inches of stitching in total with all my tries. Sigh!

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continued http://vanagnessayem.livejournal.com/259175.html
see all photos here http://www.flickr.com/photos/13_costumes/sets/72157622640994017/

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spiceandsugar
Jul. 8th, 2009 10:50 pm (UTC)
wow
vanagnessayem
Jul. 8th, 2009 11:18 pm (UTC)
It is so pretty now that I have the complicated embroidery started. I will post pictures soon!
myss_mynx
Jul. 8th, 2009 10:53 pm (UTC)
I really like how the herringbone lacing looks. I also envy your tiny little stitches ...I need more handsewing practice :)
vanagnessayem
Jul. 8th, 2009 11:17 pm (UTC)
You should see the interlacing going on in the herringbone now that I have started it. Fancy lacey looking thing... interlaced double herringbone. Schmancy. Then I just have to embroider the band and be done!
myss_mynx
Jul. 8th, 2009 11:21 pm (UTC)
Jeebus murphey, that's going to be awesome ...can't wait to see it!
vanagnessayem
Jul. 8th, 2009 11:30 pm (UTC)
I think it is funny that I will have to stuff a false braid in it to fill it out. My hair is tiny now!
myss_mynx
Jul. 8th, 2009 11:48 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I've got the same problem with my coif...nothing to attach it to! Was thinking about getting/making extensions that I can clip into my own hair for events, just so things sit properly.
spiceandsugar
Jul. 8th, 2009 11:56 pm (UTC)
this is the only coif style I've seen that would contain my mop!
aliskye
Jul. 8th, 2009 11:20 pm (UTC)
That looks so cool!
flatwater
Jul. 9th, 2009 12:11 am (UTC)
It is looking very nice. Linen is such a pretty fabric.
ekatarina
Jul. 9th, 2009 01:55 am (UTC)
Fabu!

Katja
countess_e
Jul. 9th, 2009 02:14 am (UTC)
This is sincerely adorable, and your workmanship is as usual pretty amazing. I don't know this design; when/where is it from?
(Anonymous)
Apr. 12th, 2010 10:00 pm (UTC)
Re: St.Birgitta's coif.
hi! I love your cap!!! Hope my try will be just slightly as nice as yours! Just a question: the herringbone stitch, have you any kind of tutorial? Especially for the more complicated version of that stitch???

Thanks!
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