This particular challenge was difficult- not just the actual project but finding one to make! Since our family has never owned any "fairytale" media or books, it was, as you can imagine, a challenge in itself getting a soul inspiration.
And here we are with the regular tidbits of inspection:
The Challenge: Imagine your favorite fairytale set in a specific time period, and make a historical garment inspired by the fairytale.
Fabric: Four yards of stashed plaid polyester wool blend. And one and a half yards for the hood's lining of embellished black silk also in our stash.
Pattern: McCALL'S Costumes M4698, view B. Shortened by me, without lining.
Year: Placing this in the 1880 region seems right to me. [When more elegant styles were being brought in for the coming 1900's teenagers, eliminating the more practical wear.]
Notions: Three yards of black satin ribbon, antique black thread,
How historically accurate is it? Besides the kind of material, the style and shape are true to the period. 95% ?
Hours to complete: 6-7
First worn: Just for the photo shoot.
Total cost: Always hard to say- probably 8 or 9 dollars.
I am planning on hand hemming it and that obviously has not been able to happen yet. The joys of every day life has kept it at arms length. Looking on the brighter side of this matter, maybe this can be the project I work on for number 21 which is to re-make a previous challenge.
As I conclude the tying end of this post, with a sick and crying tired baby on me, I wonder, "What was I thinking when I started this? As if I need another thing to do!" But then I think of how much I enjoy being busy and how grateful I am for having things to do! We each need to take out time for the things that the Lord has given us- the things that bring us joy and purpose.
What do you find yourself doing?
Do you like this creation?
the Elder Sister
I'm sure it will be gone soon- it was just a spring dusting.