Friday, December 05, 2014

Travelog: Austin, TX

So, I explored Rainey Street in Austin last night, and it is a unique and interesting place. It's a couple blocks of old bungalow-type houses that have been converted into bars and restaurants. Many of them have huge outdoor patio seating area that suggests backyard BBQ. There are also a bunch food trucks that appear to be permanently stationed there. Meanwhile, high-rise construction of expensive-looking condos is happening in the adjacent lots.
Some of the places are only 1-2 years old, but it has caught on with natives and tourists alike. This is where young Austinites take their friends from out of town. My favorite place on the street was The Blackheart. It has a very cool ambience - oldtimey risque saloon. I would definitely go back.

Friday, October 31, 2014

18th c. Fancy mens shirt

I've been playing in the land of 18th c. Menswear again. This is for a friend, for a fancy dress party that we are attending next week.

Here is the shirt with the cravat:

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Knot buttons

I made knot buttons for the Turkish coat.

Friday, July 04, 2014

Turkish coat

Turkish coat (anteri) that I made for myself, based on Reconstructing History pattern #407, out of shot silk - a teal blue and brown cross weave. Looks like olive green. I'm going to let it hang on the toile for a bit before hemming and buttons. Lined in scraps of linen. 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Making garb for a Pennsic newbie

My friend Paul is attending Pennsic first time this year so I'm making garb for him.

Viking hoodies

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