Monday, January 28, 2013

Historical Sew Fortnightly #2 UFO x 2!

So despite doing the Bee costume for the Costume College gala last year I guess still had a bit of a bee in my bonnet because when I found this fabric on Fabric.com I just had to buy it and make a big bee-ish early bustle skirt.  I'd sewn the seams but needed to clip and press and attach the waistband and hook/bar/snaps.  I think this would be a fun thing to wear to the Edwardian Ball.
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The Challenge: #2 UFO double down!
Fabric: Flocked faux silk dupioni, totally man-made and horrible/wonderful
Pattern: TV Grand Parlor Skirt
Year: 1869
Notions: Thread, hook and bar, snaps
How historically accurate is it?   The pattern is and striped fabric are accurate the synthetic aspect not so much.
Hours to complete: about 8 hours total
First worn: Not worn yet, probably will wear to the Edwardian Ball.
Total cost: About $40

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