HSF #6/2014 – Fairytale

Late as always! And full of bad excuses like exams and planning exchange (This will be on another post).

This post is a about my entrance for the Historical Sewing Fortnightly #6: Fairytales. I live in Denmark, and was born and raised in Hans Christian Andersen’s birthplace – Odense. So what would fit more than one of his fairytales? I have chosen the fairytale The Emperor’s New Clothes. Mostly because I love it, and have read it several times as a kid and an adult.
The Emperor is a man who only thinks about clothes. One day two new tailors arrives and makes the Emperor believe that what he can not see is the most fantastic clothes in the world. In the end the Emperor takes on this new set clothes and walks through the city. Here is how it ended:

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Source: Vilhelm Pedersen

“… So off went the Emperor in procession under his splendid canopy. Everyone in the streets and the windows said, “Oh, how fine are the Emperor’s new clothes! Don’t they fit him to perfection? And see his long train!” Nobody would confess that he couldn’t see anything, for that would prove him either unfit for his position, or a fool. No costume the Emperor had worn before was ever such a complete success.

“But he hasn’t got anything on,” a little child said.

“Did you ever hear such innocent prattle?” said its father. And one person whispered to another what the child had said, “He hasn’t anything on. A child says he hasn’t anything on.”

“But he hasn’t got anything on!” the whole town cried out at last.

The Emperor shivered, for he suspected they were right. But he thought, “This procession has got to go on.” So he walked more proudly than ever, as his noblemen held high the train that wasn’t there at all.” – The END

The ending of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Emperor’s New Clothes. To read the whole fairtale use this link: The Emperor’s New Clothes

 

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What is it? Victorian Chemise

The Challenge: HSF#6 – Fairytale

Fabric: 100 % pure cotton

Pattern: Laughing Moons #100

Year: 1840 – 1900

Notions: The sides is sewn with french seams. Mainly machine sewn.

How historically accurate is it? I have tried only to use fabric and techniques used in the period. But I might have overlooked something. About 90 %

Hours to complete: 5 hours

First worn: For the photo shoot. Is going to wear it for a late Victorian (1899) event.

Total cost: Lace is ordered from England (about 15 $) and Fabric is bought in Denmark (10 $). 25 $

 

Give-Away! And Hurray for me!

The day has come! Yesterday my facebook site for History Seamstress reached a 100 followers. And what better day to announce a give-away than on my 24th birthday? Yay!

The price is this wonderful book! If you like embroidery or want to learn, this is one of the best book for a start. Actually the whole book series is fantastic!

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How do you enter? 
Go over and like my facebook (link) and write a comment here in the post.

The winner will be announced the 1 of May at 24.00. I will send you a personal mail and ask for your mailing information.

I ship worldwide, so everybody can enter.

All I ask from the winner is a photo of you using or posing with the book, to share on my blog and facebook site.
Good luck!

Victorian Corset Class Part 1

So I’ve decided it was time for a true Victorian corset. Therefore I joined an online corset-class from Historical Sewing. made by the sweet Jennifer Stukas Rosburgh.

We are using the Truly Victorian Pattern TV110.

So far I’ve made a mockup. A note to you people out there. If you want so sew a corset. Always, always, always measure twice to ensure you are using the right size. I could have spared so much time. Do support your mockup with some kind of boning, this will help you know how well it fits you!

Some pics of the progress so far! Yes I am wearing a bra underneath. This is because the bust are to big and need fitting. I’m not gonna let my girls fall!

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1920’s Flapper Dress Inspiration/Challenge

I’ve just said yes to be a part of a historical sewing challenge. I don’t think i’m getting to much done and need some inspiration to my projects.
The communities is called The Historical Sewing Fortnightly and can be found on facebook. Just follow my link. 

The first Challenge I’ve enrolled myself in is the so called Squares, Rectangles and triangles.

So I sad down and thought. Looked in my old costume guide. And then it came to me. A flapper dress! I haven’t done any costumes from the modern period yet and this was my change to finally do so. I have a bunch of pale yellow chiffon fabric laying around and a pattern for the chemise to go under. I can fell this. So good!
I’s going to fell good to have my Toyota sewing machine up running again.

Here is some of  photos for inspiration:

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For more inspiration photos check my Pinterest board for this: HERE

 

Blog Award Norminated

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Thanks to opusanglicanum who nominated me for this blog award.
This is my first nomination ever, and I’m so happy! This blog is only a month from one year, and 2400 people have already been visiting.

The award demands that you:

1. Display the award and link back to the person who nominated you.
2. State 7 facts about yourself.
3. Nominate 15 bloggers for the award.
4. Notify the winners.

7 facts about me:

  1. I love to cook! And if I had the time and space would I be making a blog about that too.
  2. All my siblings have ADHD, I’m the only one without. You could call me the black sheep in the family.
  3. I love all kinds of Disco music – I’ts kind of embarrassing.
  4. I have been together with my boyfriend for almost 5 years (meet when we where 18). Still waiting for a ring!
  5. I’d love to make everything myself, but sometimes i cheat and by marmalade and bread.
  6. I come from Denmark, a little country with a lot of history. I love to live here, but want to study half a year in York – England.
  7. I can knit, but is so bad at crocheting. I would love to learn!

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Diary of a Renaissance Seamstress

Diary of Mantua Maker

Dragon’s Embroidery Workshop

Hannah Sutherland

Historical Sewing

Jenny La Fleur

Medieval Silkwork

Middelaldercentrets tekstilblog

Renikas anachronistic adventures

Rococo Atelier

Romantic History

Sempstress

Teacups Among the Fabric

The Aristocat

The Dreamstress