HSM #7 July Accessories

HSM #7 July Accessories
HSM #7 July Accessories

Historical Sew Monthly!
The Challenge: #7 Accessories – 18th Century “Housewife” Sewing Kit
Fabric: Hand printed cotton (2 varieties, 1 modern printed repro), cotton twill tape, twill interfacing, wool blend felt.
Pattern: None, I used this page, and this page as inspiration, though I did not use ANY measurements, I just did it by eye and what would fit in my hand.
Year: Mid 18th Century
Notions: twill tape
How historically accurate is it? Modern construction, period style.
Hours to complete: 2
First worn: Not Yet
Total cost: $? I work at a quilt shop. It went on my tab, the rest was from stash. Plus, I have enough to make several more.F&I

I was not planning on making this, but a week before our anniversary, my husband tells me he wants a new housewife??! Sewing kit. For his French and Indian War reenacting kit. So I made it for him as an anniversary present. He loves it. He’s already got it stuffed with his sewing tools and packed in his hair on sack.

 

Housewife

 

HSM #5 May Challenge: Practicality

HSM #5 May Challenge: Practicality
HSM #5 May Challenge: Practicality

Historical Sew Monthly!

The Challenge: Practicality May 2015 (So late)

Fabric: Linen Cotton Blend

Pattern: Elizabethan Corset Pattern Generator (Modified)

Year: Mid 18th Century.

Notions: grommets

How historically accurate is it? Somewhat, silhouette is correct.

Hours to complete: No idea, way longer than it should have.

First worn: Not Yet

Total cost: $15.00ish

It’s practical because it’s 1/2 boned instead of fully boned for ease of movement. Also because of the dual opening so I can get into and out of it in a tent by myself.

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Hand Made Purse

Hand Made Purse
Hand Made Purse

I just finished this cute purse, because Sewing ADD yo.

IPicsArt_1435079712372 used Yuwa Fashion Designs One for the outside fashion fabric, inside pocket, strap and key wristlet. Lining from Feed Company 5573-14 Aqua Red. Sof shape interfacing only on the fashion fabric. I used 2 Swivel Clip and D Ring Black Nickel (so I can remove the straps for a clutch and I can clip my keys to the purse strap).

The whole thing was inspired by the new Jelly Clip Purse Frames at Material Girls!

Sewing Tips & Colonial Reenactment

Sewing Tips & Colonial Reenactment
Sewing Tips & Colonial Reenactment

Tips - Non slip gripLet me just tell you, the right tool for the job helps make the job easier. A table made for the serger keeps the arm from getting really sore really quickly.

Also that anti-slip cloth used for placemats and keeping dishes from slipping out of the cupboards, that you can pick up at the dollar store, can keep your machine from jiggling off of the table. It can also keep your foot pedal from sliding around the floor.

You might want to have it jut out far enough from under the sewing machine or serger to lay your pin cushion and scissors on, so they don’t go jumping off the table either.

 

Porthuron2015Had a great weekend at Port Huron with the Massachusetts Provincial Battalion at a French & Indian War reenactment.

My husband is now a corporal, and my son and I got to Molly, and bring water to the fallen soldiers on the field. I had lots of fun, especially when I got to grab C2 and run away from the natives “scalping” one of the soldiers.

 

Working on my commission too…

fitting

Busy!

Busy!
Busy!

I’ve been busy lately! I’m working at Material Girls, and the Michigan Opera Theater, plus commissions and my own outfits getting ready for Costume College, and the class I’m going to teach there.

Luckily the Historical Sew Monthly is able to fit in with what I’m making, mostly. I need more hours in the day! :) I kinda like being busy tho.

I post random pix on instagram of my work, and stuff. Check me out there too.