I am actually very pleased that this challenge came along because it forced me to use up some scrap fabric which was lying about. I made two bum rolls.
This first attempt was too small and thin, so I tried another one with a much larger amount of fabric than I originally thought I needed,Manichaeism turned out much better.
I didn’t want to use up any types of fabric, so I opted to do something a little more authentic and plait some wool. It turned out purfect! Look how beautiful and perfect the plaits are!
The second bum pad was much more successful:
This is with the larger bum roll with the smaller one underneath for support:
I’m not entirely sure if the silhouette if what Inwas aiming for, and I might try a different style of pad at some other time.
This next photo shows the smaller bum roll on top of the larger one. It is the silhouette which is more I was aiming for.
The Challenge: Stashbusting
Fabric: old curtain lining, yay!
Pattern: my own thoughts
Year: around 1700s, but could be used for other times
Notions: I think they’re good, and when I wear them I’ll keep you posted.
How historically accurate? I machine sewed the crescents together, and hand sewed the ties for the bigger bum roll as well as plaiting the wool for the smaller one
Hours to complete: About an hour and a half
First worn: not yet
Total cost: nothing