Historical Sew Monthly: Brown -I had hoped to finish something else for this challenge but life's been busy and my focus costume-wise is all on my Duchess of Devonshire 1784 Fox election ensemble. So I abruptly switched gears and made these 18th Century garters to go with the Fox outfit. Amongst the many slogans that you see with Georgiana in the political cartoons of her canvasing for Fox are "Love and Liberty" and "Fox Forever." Given that there is some evidence that she may have had an affair with Fox I thought those were particularly apt. And in at least a few of the political cartoons I've seen she is shown wearing garters with "Fox" so I thought it was plausible that she might have actually had garters similar to these.
The Challenge: Brown
Fabric: Tan silk taffeta
Year: (the year the item represents, not the year you made it) 1784
Notions: Embroidery thread, silk ribbon, thread.
How historically accurate is it? Pretty accurate, accurate materials, hand-sewn embroidery but a wee bit of machine sewing on the sides of the silk.
Hours to complete: 2
First worn: today for pictures!
Total cost: $3.00 for the ribbon, the fabric was a scrap from the stash and the embroidery floss is from the stash.