What Are We DOING? Volatile Volsican shares 6 projects.

what are we DOING?

This will be a series! Unless I get distracted! Hopefully, doing this as a series will help me remember all the things I’m working on. And maybe you’ll find it interesting. Whatever.

Some of these projects will be on the table for a loooong time, so hold onto your hopefully fabulous vintage hats and get ready for this.

These are the projects I have going on right now:

  1. A comic that I started in March. Drawing is hard! I only did 2.5 pages before it got buried under a pile of papers and guilt. But I intend to continue working on it someday.
    comic in progress
  2. Tablet weaving book. I draft a lot of tablet weaving patterns, and apparently other people can’t, and they’ve asked me to publish them. Now I’m nearly at a point where I should send it off to my friend/editor (Dame Toadstool!) for a second draft reading.  I think there are a few more words I need to put in there.
    tablet weaving book in progress
  3. From my mending pile, I have a medieval chemise.
    chemise of sordid history
     This one has a sordid history of being messed up. It’s one of the first medieval pieces I made, in order to check one of the first rectilinear patterns I drafted. When I finished it, I decided it was good enough to keep. But, since it was supposed to be a mockup, I didn’t finish the seams on the inside or preshrink the fabric. So basically, it shrunk and frayed a lot over the next few years.
    the uneven hem
     I cut it apart, removing the frayed seams, and sewed it together again. That made it smaller so it actually fit me, but because of how the pieces shrunk, the hem was all uneven, and it wasn’t long enough. All of that is past mending. This time, I cut the hem to be even, added more fabric to the hem to lengthen it, shortened the sleeves, and changed the neckline. That fixed the structural problems. I may change the neckline again, though. Then I decided to make it fancy and more medieval looking.
    hand-sewn sleeve hem
     I handsewed the new hem on the sleeves with  linen/silk yarn. Then I got crazy and decided to do a chainstitch with the same yarn, along bottom hem. So that’s what I’m doing now.
  4. Fixing a vintage dress. I’ll probably give this its own post, so here’s a teaser photo.
    vintage dress closeup
  5. A script. I’m so close to finishing it.

    I’ve told myself that same thing, dozens of times over the last (embarrassingly) at least 10 years, but this time, the script is the least sucky it’s ever been! I mean when you write the first draft in junior high school, the only way to go is up, right? Seriously though, I think I’m almost done. Just need to resist the urge to keep revising. I need to finish this damn thing.
  6. Current tablet weaving project. Made of wool. It’s about 1″ wide, and will probably end up around 120″ long. I’m going to sell it. Which is an optimistic way of saying: I’m going to put it up for sale, and maybe it will sell.
    tablet weaving project

Now, dear readers, it is your turn to tell us what you are working on.

About Volatile Volscian

Volatile Volscian makes a lot of stuff in order to ease the time while waiting around to die. If she could have anything in the world, she would choose the ability to time travel so she can look at real medieval clothing instead of doing annoying research.
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10 Responses to What Are We DOING? Volatile Volsican shares 6 projects.

  1. Loaf says:

    I’ve been telling myself for a while now that I really need a sewing project to work on, but I have yet to do anything about it. I’m kinda lame like that. Rather than having a bunch of things that I’m simultaneously working on, I have one project here and there and I totally obsess about it until it’s complete.

  2. That is a lot, VV. Maybe you should start a sweatshop?

  3. Volatile Volscian says:

    I AM a sweatshop. These are the slow projects that I work on bit by bit. I get a lot of little things done in between.

  4. Sally Forthright says:

    You really have a lot you’re working on, Volsican! More than me. Well, I have this one embroidery design that I’m hoping to finish soon. And I have been wanting to make a merkin for some time. I just need to decide what material I’ll use.

    Did Dame Toadstool do that graphic? She knows I despise lime green. Of course she would use it in a banner that I’m going to have to see on a regular basis.

  5. Dame Toadstool says:

    I look forward to seeing your tablet weaving book with all the photos in it! And learning how to tablet weave, too. :)

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