My new (old) apron

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.

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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.

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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. DSC04756

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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