Yes, yes, I know that this particular challenge is indeed the next one coming, but you see, I was all along thinking that this was the one coming up! So once I realized that I had made a mistake I decided to just share this anyway and then share today's real challenge (fairytale inspired) next round.Then I will be back on track with y'all!
This is a replica of a hat that's costume represents a provenance in Overijssel, that is Staphorst, in our Tulip Time festival here in the Holland area. I had wanted this costume (complete costume photo far below) for a while now so finding one at the Dutch Costume Resale was great! Each costume that is worn during our festival is hand sewn and getting your hands on certain (most) patterns is very difficult.
I thought "Why not 'kill two birds with one stone' and make this be my 'Tops and Toes' creation?"
Needed information for the challenge:
The Challenge: Create an accessory that goes on your head, or on your feet.
Fabric: Less than one half yard of black back grounded calico. ($2 or so)
Pattern: Exclusive pattern.
Year: This style has been used for hundreds of years and is even still worn to this day!
Notions: Black thread and twill tape with about one yard of red piping. (Stashed)
How historically accurate is it? This close, religious community in The Netherlands keeps to the old ways. A few still wear this costume as everyday dress today. In Staphorst, most of the sewing is done by hand and the floral pieces on the dress are sometimes hand painted. The skills necessary for making these clothes are taught to the girls in secondary school. The dark skirt and blouse is accented by a pretty red plaid scarf and a floral hat and dickey. For a very conservative community it is a bit surprising that this costume features a bright red petticoat.
The actual hat is very accurate. The hand painting that is talked about above would also be flourished onto the woman's hats. So to make this any more accurate I would have painted the flowers on.
I'm not sure where that would leave the percentage- 95% ?
This above is only slightly different than what you see below, which is how the Staphorst costume people wear for our festival is worn today. I am looking forward to showing our costumes to y'all come May!
|A Dutch dancer in her Staphorst costume.|
First worn: Not as of yet.
Total cost: Somewhere around $3.50.
Thanks for reading dears! I am hoping that this didn't bore you too much and that you were able to take away some unique knowledge!
Did you ever make a Dutch piece before?
What are you planning on making for this challenge?
Have you ever attended Tulip Time?