Right before me and my sister went home after my dance recidal we took the time to do a quick litle photoshoot, and here are some of the pictures we took.
And I of course still wore my green regency gown.
It’s been more then a month since I attended the 19th century day “Vid pumpen” in my citys old town, but I haven’t got around to write about it until now. So sorry for the delay, but here it is now.
In the beginning of June (the day after the big multi historical picknic) I put on my Regency attire for a day in the 18th century.
I would ratter have worn something else from this century, but since I was to participate in the regency dance recidal I feelt it would be to much work to change. So I wore my green striped regency gown pared with turban, fichu and mittens.
We started the day with a course in historical dance. Then we moved on to attending a dress-class hold by the wounderful Sofia J (webpage), about the dress and layers of a fairly wealty 1815s lady.Love all the grabbing hands looking at seams and clousers of her dress.
My sister wearing her “Cherry Blossom” travel suit.
I love this picture!
Then the other participants headed of to dinner, while me and my sister went home to get some much deserved rest after two full days of historic costuming and dancing. (But we did take the time to do a litle photoshoot which I will post about next time).
With the sewing steam already up and running there was no use to stop now. So I did a second entry to the HSF Challenge 13 – Under 10 Usd. I decided I needed a flounced pettiocat to wear over my new crinoline, and that was that.
I grabbed two cheap cotton/poyester blends sheets from the linnen cabit and got to work.
Using one as the base, and ripped the other one in four to create the flounce. I originaly planed to have three or at least two rows of flounces but I overestimated how much fabric whent into even one of those poppies.
Full speed ahead as I where I also forgot to take progress pics, but the construction was really simple. Just used straight pieces, sewed them togeter and gathered the waist. Popped on a hook and eye for clouser and that was that..
Just the facts:
Challenge: 13 – Under 10 Usd
What: a 1850s petticoat.
Pattern: None, just cut stripes and sewed.
Fabric: 2 cotton bed sheets.
Notions: Thread, 80 cm of twill tape, hook and eye.
How historical accurate: Exept for the use of sewing machine I think the accuracy is pretty good. The fabric, method and shape are all about right. 7/10
Time: 2 hours.
Cost: 65 Sek (10 Usd)
First worn: Around the house for photos.
Final thoughts: I wished I had had some more fabric to make two more rows of ruffels from, but then it would have been to exensive and wouldn’t have fitted the challenge. Anyhow I think it looks pretty good and works just fine.
As I had my sewing steam up from the crinoline and bustle challenge, I decided to push on and start on the next HSF challenge as well. I had no previous plan for the nr 13. Under 10 Usd. When setting the sewing/HSF schedule for this year I figured it depended on what I was in the mood/need for at the moment.
The purpose of this challenge was to make something really cheap, and to take in account the cost of fabric and notions in the past.
The fabric I choose was an old cotton sheet bought from IKEA a while ago (6 Usd).
For decoration I used some of the vintage lace I bought a box ful of this winter.The two pieces of lace I picked may have cost me 0,5 Usd at the most.
Just the Facts:
Challenge: 13 – Under 10 Usd
What: A mid to late 19th century Chemise
Pattern: Simplicity 9769
Fabric: One cotton bedsheet.
Notions: 1,5 m of lace, thread and 2 smal buttons.
How historical Accurate: Pretty good. For 1850s not so much – machine sewn, but for 1880s (which I aslo will use it for) it’s perfectly legit. The pattern claims to be accuarte and the fabric are good too. So maybe 7/10.
Time: About 4 hours.
Cost: 10Usd or 65 Sek (100 Sek including the pattern)
First worn: Around the house for photos, but I know I will get good use out of it.
Final thoughts: It is so comfortable. I would have totaly have worn it to bed if my boyfriend hadn’t given me a quer look. 🙂
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