I started a project a little over four months ago as a gift to a friend that was to be given her master garber in Amtgard (to put it simply, she makes costuming that is goddamned flawless). Her knight was the one that suggested I make a master hood as that is what she was going to get. Not much is given to people when they make the level of master in a craft or service. Usually nothing more than a scroll with the record that they've gotten it (which are typically hand made and gorgeous... I saw one out of stained glass recently *gape*). I had only about a month's worth of time until it was due. Totally doable without a full time job and a need for sanity.
I decided to pull from her heraldry and started working. There are a lot of progress pictures and I'll probably post them at some point but for now, a little bit of the progress I had had. Hood drafting...
Testing applique... or just lazy zig zag because there's no way in hell I'm going over that line several more times.
Pinning down the last wing before I sew it on...
...swearing profusely that my sewing machine foot broke.
Needless to say, even with the help of the recipient getting me a new foot while being in the area it was too much work to try to accomplish. Other than getting all the fabric down I didn't get much father than sewing on some of the chainmail accents you can see on the one above the last image. I need to finish it in the next two weeks because I will see this friend in person and can properly gift it to her.
Those of you who know me please do me the massive favor. Pester me about this. Poke me here, Facebook, Twitter. If you have my number, text me. I should be starting work on it again Saturday, along with another commission that I realize I should not focus on to get this done but because the guy is local and I've had his piece for.... two months he's getting antsy to see it.