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Tagged With: HSF

HSM #6 June Out of Your Comfort Zone

The Challenge: #6 Out of your comfort zone – chemise a la reine / Princess and the Pea Fabric: cotton batiste, cotton batik, voided cotton Pattern: Nora Waugh’s “Cut of Women’s Clothes”, Chemise a la Reine Year: 1790s Notions: drawstring How historically accurate is it? 90% Hours to complete: Waaaay too long First worn: CoCo 2015 Gala … Continue reading »

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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 … Continue reading »

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Historical Sew -Fortnightly- Monthly

2015 will see the replacement of The Dreamstress’ Historical Sew Fortnightly, with The Historical Sew Monthly. I love the idea of being part of a community of costumers, so I love the HS(F)M. The first challenge for January is… “Foundations: make something that is the foundation of a period outfit.” You don’t need to tell me … Continue reading »

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HSF #22 Masquerade

Historical Sew Fortnightly The Challenge: #22 Masquerade Fabric: Cotton with silver glitter & floral cotton print Pattern: Simplicity 5582 – Bodice, McCall 6343 “sleeves”, Simplicity 9026 for both skirts. Year: Fantasy Notions: Lace & Ribbon, Zip ties for boning, grommets. How historically accurate is it? Inspired by Georgian designs. Hours to complete: No idea. First … Continue reading »

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HSF #19 Metal

I’m only kind of cheating on this one. Historical Sew Fortnightly! The Challenge: #19 Wood, Metal, Bone Fabric: Cotton Print Pattern: The one on the back of the package Year:  Regency Notions: 1 package of Size 20 Buttons to cover How historically accurate is it? Not to the period, but covered buttons were used, just … Continue reading »

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