Now the Christmas period is over and all the presents have been given I can finally reveal what I have been working on over the last month!
One lovely mustard wool Viking hood
This was a all hand sewn construction using a soft medium weight mustard wool, which was lined with a thick linen.
The pattern based on the skjoldehamn hood from Norway.
The pattern was used a series of squares and rectangles. first I cut out one large square for the main body, this was then folded in two. Two smaller squares were cut out for the back and front panels.
The pattern was sewn as below with a spilt half way up the fold at the bottom of the large piece. A gap was left open for the face opening on one side.
A lining was added and sewn into place.The result was a simple but effective hood. The hood is surprisingly warm. The new owner is rather happy with the result! The side front and back squares give a nice point finish to the hood.
Over all I was really surprised how easy this project was. I might make myself one in the future! A really lovely piece to make.
I also made a simple cloak.
This was made of a thick green wool and was lined with a linen.
This cloak was made from one quarter of a circle piece then smaller segments. I would of used a semi circle pattern but due to my material I had to use a make up of smaller segments.
I like how this cloak hangs and should keep the wearer warm and dry.
Other Christmas presents I made this year was a set of pattern weights in a matching bag and a little needle book to complete the set.
For a few of my friends I made lots of little needle books that could be easily posted. Each one used different material for individuality.
I also made some cute little decorations for work colleagues. Little woollen bobble hats and Pom Pom peas!
I also made some pet paw balm using coconut oil, beeswax, olive oil and Shea butter. This was a little gift to help the family dogs paws from getting damaged by ice and salt.
This concludes this years Christmas’s makes, hope you enjoyed reading this little posts!
I will be doing a review blog post soon looking at top makes of 2017, as well as a post on inspiration and new projects for 2018, so keep an eye out!
So all I have left to say….
A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Thank you for all your support with my new blog over the past 6 months!
See you all in the new year!
Yours always, Miss Montagu