For the HSF nr 19 – HSF-Inspiration (draw inspiration from any of your fellow HSFs items), I decided to make a pair of 18th century sleeve cuffs.
I found a 6 m long piece of lace in my stash, and decided to use it for this project. I originally had some much more delicate lace in mind for this project, but I couldn´t find any I liked in a reasonable enough price range.
So the white lace it is.
Then it was time to start on the cuffs.
I decided to use two different kinds of lace, using the middle one as extension on the second layer on the cuff.
Just the facts:
Challenge: 19 – HSF Inspiration
What: 18th century lace cuffs.
Inspiration: Erin Lee´s 19th century lace cuffs.
Pattern: none, I just gathered and stitched.
Notions: a total of 3 m of cotton lace, 60 cm of bias-tape and thread.
How historical accurate: Not particularly. But I did take what I had at hand, and if that´s not period then I don’t know…
They are completely hand stitched, and hand dyed with natural material. Maybe 5/10.
Time: 4 hours including the dying.
Cost: 50 Sek (8 Usd)
First worn: I hope to wear them on an up-coming costume event this november.