It reminded me of lots of Swedish folk costumes and fabrics worn by my peasant ancestors back in the day.
I knew I wanted to make something that could be paired with outfits from 18th century all the way through to the 1920s. But what?
It was the small amount of fabric (les then 50cm) that made the choice for me – a shawl/neckerchief/fichu, would be perfect.
The only thing that I wasn’t completely happy with was the fact the plaid was a un-even, which caused the side-turned piece not possible to pattern match. But I don’t think that will be noticeable once worn.
Paired with my 18th century “Outlander” jacket:
Just the facts:
Challenge: nr 2/2017 – Re-make,
What: a 18th-20th century neckerchief/shawl/fichu
How it fits the challenge: The fabric is second hand from a estate sale, and I pieced the fabric to make a bigger shawl then the original fabric.
Pattern: None – just made some quick calculations.
Fabric/Notions: 70 cm blue/white plaid cotton fabric and thread.
Time/Cost: About 15 Sek (1.5 Usd), and 3 hours.
How historical accurate: Spot on I think :-). The material and weaved in plaids are good, and so are the stitching with waxed linnen thread and the fact that I pieced together a bigger piece from a smaller one.
First worn: Beginning of Mars for photos
Final thoughts: I think it is good, and i will probably get some use out of it being so simple and non time specific.