My apron-skirt is done!

In my last entry I wrote that I had bought some fabric that I wanted to make a smokkr/apron-skirt out of. Yesterday I finally finished it. 3 am. My University initiation was far more intense than I could ever have imagined and time just flew by. Since I needed it yesterday last night was the only time left to sew. But I made it, wohoo. 
So, the fabric I bought was this one from Medeltidsmode. The pattern was based on a smokkr-pattern from this booklet. I can't remember where I bought from but I'm fairly sure it was either Medeltidsmode or Korps. The booklet is in english and contains instructions for two sarks and two smokkrs (apron-skirts). I didn't fully follow the instruction and I honestly kind of regret buying it, but it might be useful to have some instructions for future projects. The apron-skirt I've made is based on the fitted smokkr which is the third instruction in the booklet.
So this is the result; 
Besides the apron-skirt I'm wearing an underdress (which can't be seen) and a green wool-dress. The straps on the dress is sown to the bust for now but I'm planning on (when I've saved some money) to buy a pair of viking brooches which I think will take the dress to an entirely different level. 
Funny story though, the first thing I do with the fabric is to spill out a glass of milk on it at 1 am. You could say that I was not super happy after that :P 
Something I really want to do next is learn how to tablet weave (which would be really cool to sew on to the dress aswell). Anyways, I hope you have equally amazing weather as I've had, that you can enjoy the last of summer and just have an awesome week!

I got something in my mail!

So this fabric came in my mail today. It's 2.40 m krappröd wool from Medeltidsmode. The plan is that this piece of fabric now in August is going to become a fitted viking smokkr. I'm really excited to get sewing again - it's been a while now. I'll keep you updated on my progress!

Jump Ring Chains

A while ago I stumbled upon The Bead Man and it's literally the most amazing site if you're intrested in making jump ring chains and don't know how to do or simply want some inspiration. The patterns are free and it's also possible to buy jump rings and supplies from the site if you live in the US, Canada or England. Since I don't do that, but still wanted to get some jump rings I orded some from Etsy, from HopscotchCraftSupply. 1500 pcs of silver jump rings are 5,59 $ and the shipping to Sweden is approximately 16 $. I ordered two sets of 1500 pcs and I was really happy with the product. The shipping was super fast (I ordered it on a Saturday and got it on the Wednesday or Thursday I think). I have until now made three different chains. The instructions to the celtic chain and the japanese 6in1 can be found here.
Unfinnished Celtic Jump Ring Chain
 A slight alteration of the Japanese 6in1
 The Japanese 6in1

The two first chains are both bracelets and the third one is a belt. One thing that I really love with these jump ring chains is that they can both be worn with everyday clothing aswell as Viking/Medieval clothing. However, one thing that did bothered me was that the jump rings tend to bend quite easily so if a chain is stretched it is very likely that it will snap and you'll end up with jump rings all over the floor. So be a bit careful.