To get into the spirit of Halloween, with the autumnal decoration in the hall and guess the weight of the pumpkin, we cheekily added a few headless figures of our own to add a bit of spookiness to the gloomy day. Sir John Arundell was sighted in the Great Chamber in a state of undress, a nameless gent was seen in the alcove of the Long Gallery, Katherine Cosworth was seen disappearing upstairs and Mary Arundell was lurking in the Court Chamber.
I’m having a go at making a pair of trunkhose for an adult, based on an old pair of trousers from my Dad and the pattern in Tudor Tailor. It sounded really complicated before I started, but slowly it’s becoming a lot clearer. (I’ve made a pair before but don’t think I stuck to the instructions properly then.) The legs have now got padding and I’m just about to finish securing the panes, so they are beginning to look something like it. A matching doublet is underway as well so hopefully will have a suit of clothes at the end and be able to find someone willing to try it on.