So, I’m not entirely happy with how it came out, but I loved the fabric. It is brown with a raised line pattern going throughout and is subtle, but pretty. While making this dress, I had to really futz around with the scoop in the front since I had cut it too big and didn’t realize that until too late.
I believe I have enough fabric to make another attempt, which I might start today. I’m home sick so I need something to do with myself AND there are more 1812 events to go to this year. I definitely need to make a new hat. The one I have has blue ribbons and is a bit too big in the brim for my tiny head 🙂
So, I’m starting at the beginning with something that was finished before the December 31st due date. I made this outfit for “The Destruction of the Tea” or the Boston Tea Party at the Old South Meeting House. It was a bear! Got it done, though 🙂
The Challenge: Starting Simple?
Fabric: Linen Like in Picante from Jo-Anns (washable linen!)
Pattern: JP Ryan’s Robe a l’Anglaise
Year: 1773 ish
Notions: 3 hook and eyes
How historically accurate is it? Fairly. Women would probably be wearing this outfit made out of fabric with a pattern on it.
Hours to complete: Too many to count, haha
First worn: December 16th, 2012
Total cost: Maybe $60 in materials?
So, I had planned on getting this blog back up and running with my entries in the Historical Sew Fortnightly. And then I got sick. I couldn’t even make chocolate chip cookies properly last night and my typing right now is horrific!
However, I have planned out a few things that I will be doing for all the different challenges:
- Bi/Tri/Quadri...: I will be remaking the dress I did this summer so that it actually comes out properly for the War of 1812. Will have to change it a smidge to fit 1813, but not much.
- UFO: I actually do not have a UFO, so I think I might try to make a little something like an 18th century pocket.
- Under it all: Already finished my stays, so I think bloomers are next! Or a chemise.
- Embellish: I will embroider my pocket that I made in challenge 2!
- Peasants & Pioneers: Maybe the beginnings of my Abolition dress?
- Stripes: No idea yet…stripes are hard!
- Accessorize: maybe bags for my outfits to hide my camera in? Hmm…