I recently bought a apron on eBay. It was used by the Swedish army under the second world war. But more important. It was used by the Lotte corps to. Just what I needed for my ongoing Lotte project.
As you can see the apron is quite damage by time. The ones who had this piece earlier in its life didn’t treat it well. I have big bleached spots and smells like an old musty basement.
The apron is not my size. It is way to big. So I will not be wearing it. Also as mentioned earlier, it is quite damage. I will therefore copy the construction and make a new one myself.
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.
HSF #1/2014 – Make do and Mend
The pattern is made by www.veravenus.com and can be found here.
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:
Haven’t worn it for an event yet.
It was all from stash. Except the closing that cost around 2 $
Side half front
Yesterday I started at my very first embroidery. It is with awe I’ve started on this one. The materials I’m using is linen thread on cotton. I find it has a lot less friction. Any tips out there? The inspiration is early medieval. I am considering fresh water pearls for eyes.
I just visited “Den Gamle By” and “Hjerl Hede”.
Both of these museum is openair, and have a lot of historical buildings.
Den Gamle By
“Den Gamle By”