Well, my first ever Historical Sew Anything (Fortnightly or Monthly) is finished! The photos don’t actually do the pretty colour of the fabric credit, but there we are – use your imagination to imagine a more vivid pink: dusky rose.
The Challenge: Foundations
Pattern: This pattern, but adapted to suit my needs. http://www.koshka-the-cat.com/18c_petticoat.html
This is my pattern: https://teenagetailoress.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/p1090594.jpg
Year: I’m thinking late-mid 18th century, if that makes any sense.
Notions: I love, love, love it. It’s so authentic and it feels lovely to wear, as well as being pink! It is a little too wide which makes it a little tricky to get to the pocket hoop slits, but I blame my dress form for being fatter than me…
How historically accurate is it? Very, I think. It’s pure linen and completely hand sewn.
Hours to complete: Hmmm, probably about three?
First worn: 10th January, 2015
Total cost: Well, the fabric initially cost about £3. But it has been in my stash for a while now.
Overall, very satisfied! I’ve started to work on my challenge for February – Colour Challenge Blue. I will post about that later.