I am in the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism)and need to sew my own garb (period clothing). Not only does this entail a knowledge of how to sew, but what fabrics and styles were used in the time and place that I have chosen for my persona. Another obstacle is that I can’t find any patterns for women of my size (6’1” and 300 lbs), so I have to try to learn to sew by learning from scratch how to make my own patterns.
At this point, I’ll be happy if I can get a chemise and wool cloak put together before my first big event in this Kingdom, the second weekend of February.
Wish me luck.