HSF #2/2014 – Innovations

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The Challenge: HSF#2/2014 – Innovations
Fabric: Pure white Cotton
Pattern: TV108 – Grand Bustle
Year: 1869-1875
Notions: Plastic covered boning
How historically accurate is it? As far as methode it is very accurate. Didn’t serge the ends mechanically and finished all the details in hand. Such a ruffles .. Oh them ruffles!
Hours to complete: Approximately 12 hours
First worn: Today. Do not know for what Event I will wear this yet.
Total cost: Stash and 30 dollars worth of cotton.

The Innovation:
The theme for this challenge was innovations. I wanted to use minimum 2 innovations in this challenge. The first is the introduction of the sewing machine into private households. The Victorian era, with its massive expansion in industry and technology proved to be the fertile ground from which the sewing machine grew (source). The other innovation is more like a reinvention. The Bustle. This was a further development of the crinoline of the 1850’s and the farthingale from the renaissance (which has a long history I will share with you later!).

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HSF #1/2014 – Make do & Mend

For this HSF challenge I wanted to do something in the spirit of my Grandfathers role as a resistance man during WW2 in Denmark. In an earlier post I mentioned that I have started to re-enact WW2. So this is also why I needed a wardrobe for these events.

HSF#1/2014 first theme was Make do & Mend. Since I had nothing to mend I did a Make do.

The Challenge:
HSF #1/2014 – Make do and Mend

Fabric:
Black Rayon

Pattern: 
The pattern is made by www.veravenus.com and can be found here.

Year:
1930s/1940s

Notions:
Used cotton tread. Cotton lace.

How historically accurate is it? 
I would say about 99,99%. I ave used the right fabric and period technics to make these.

Hours to complete: 
6 Hours

First worn:
Haven’t worn it for an event yet.

Total cost: 
It was all from stash. Except the closing that cost around 2 $

 

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Side

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Side half front