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Sewing Post: Choli Pattern

Yeah.  I know.  This is a blog about words.
That said someone said they needed access to my research on making period(oid) Mughal Indian Cholis, and putting links here is the easiest way to publish it.

This research is old. Like I updated my name and title on it, but the original document said "Lady Meggie of Lochleven".  I still make cholis this way.   Note that the research on it is still not finished.  I was going to work on the pattern for the 3rd choli "sometime over the winter", and then suddenly I was princess (so that was 2009), and I ran out of time.  Someday I will get back to it.

Here is the research: paper: A Trio of Cholis

Here are the making up instructions for Choli #2 

Enjoy.

Queen's Order of Courtesy; Sir Osgkar of the Wood

This was a scroll text I did long enough ago that I forgot about it, and because of circumstances it turned into a backlog scroll; Sir Osgkar received the final scroll just this weekend. The art was done by Mistress Eva.  Lucky me, I kept the notes from writing it, so I have something to publish about it. It's a Chaucerian Roundel.

TEXT OF THE SCROLL:

A white stag bells beneath a crescent moon.
He looks not back to see if others chase
but leads the hunt with courtesy and grace.
At Pennsic War Our Queen was begged a boon
To honor He whose kindness set the pace:
a white stag bells beneath a crescent moon.
He looks not back to see if others chase.
A knight, in war, who leaves his foes a-strewn
in parlay righteous rage has been erased,
fair Kiena gifted glove and joyful face.
A white stag bells beneath a crescent moon.
He looks not back to see if others chase
but leads the hunt with courtesy and grace.


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