First of all, I started a new costume project. It's an 18th century outfit, and I call it the ''New France Hippie'', because I won,t quite follow the rules of proper fashion of the New France period. The main thing being that I will wear the stays on top of the outfit and not covered by a dress...
here is my sketch:
The 18th century style stays will be laced in the front and back, and this will be the outer fabric:
The chemise under the corset will be plain white or cream, depending on what I find, and the skirt will be a very dark purple silk I have in my stash. Te skirt will alsi serve as a petticoat for my 1840's ball gown (still a work in progress, I haven't finished the undies yet). I might also be using my corded petticoat, which is also for my 1840's dress. So the whole outfit won't really be period accurate, but I'm sure the look of it will be awesome (and most people won't know the difference anyway...)
As for my knitting endeavours, I found some interesting patterns and ideas to get inspired with and kitted some educationnal material for my (near)future as a childbirth educator, so I knitted some:
First a cute little uterus with poseable fallopian tubes!
And this is a ''full-term', uterus in witch I can put my foetal doll and it's placenta and demonstrate dilatation, contractions and crowning. The soft thing on top is supposed to be a closed cervix that fits in the birth canal. Educationnal and medical material is usually very expensive, so I was really happy to realize I could make some myself!!
I've also re-started my ETSY shop and now concentrate on newborn hats, to go with my labor support practice. I've started knitting more newborn hats as well as sewing some baby caps for a friend who ordered some. Needless to say, I'm keeping pretty busy!!