Monday, January 4, 2016

Blue Wool Spencer Completed!

Before the RSV Twelfth Night Dinner this past Saturday (blog post coming soon) Brian the Engineer and I stopped at Colonial Williamsburg for a quick photoshoot to show off my newly-completed Spencer and tam


Believe it or not, the plaid design being on the bias was entirely accidental.  When I was making the hat, I was working from the inside and could only see the blue flannel lining.  I wasn't thinking about the grain at all, and when I put the hat on I just made sure the seam of the hat band was at the back of my head.  I had no idea this put the crown of the hat on the bias until I looked at these pictures.  Serendipity!








Brian got some great detail shots for me:

My TARDIS-blue leather gloves were a Christmas present from Brian.  Aren't they lovely? 















I got a kick out of the fact that my shoes matched the steps up to the Secretary's Office:

I got them from The Gap, and they are quite comfortable.

No one was home. 
I love my new Spencer!  It is very warm and comfortable, and I feel so stylish!  It was also incredibly fun to make.  I anticipate many more in the future.  :)

6 comments:

  1. Chelsea, when I look at the beauty in these pictures I can only think you and Brian should have lots of children! They would be absolutely gorgeous!!!
    Fantastic work and great photography. I think Brian should look into this now that he's "retired"! ;)

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    1. Hahaha, thanks - I'll pass that on!

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  2. Blue is your color. You now own exclusive rights to it. I love the Spencer! It's got just the right amount of trim, and all kinds of class. Extra points to Brian the Engineer for those gloves. They are badass.

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    1. Wow... I've never owned a color before. This is so much responsibility!

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  3. Fabulous pictures! The spencer is lovely, and despite all the aggravation it caused you, the tam worked out wonderfully in the end - the colour balance is perfect!

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