This challenge was to create something that would have been worn in a year ending in 13. I cheated on this some. I took a project that I rushed through to wear with Victorian at Heart’s Christmas outing.
I made the hat to go with my 1895 walking suit but the hat could easily go for a 1913 hat. But, because it was rushed, it needed some tweeking.Not all the seams got caught under the pressure foot.One of the feathers broke after it’s first wear.And I wanted more piled on top.I fixed all the seams.And tacked everything down as the glue was letting go.And I added few more feathers and fixed the broken one.
The Challenge: 1
Fabric: Taffeta, cotton lace, synthetic something or other…I think it used to be a curtain.
Pattern: Butterick 4210
Notions: Feathers, fake flowers
How historically accurate is it? Not to bad…except for the hot glue.
Hours to complete: The fix up was only about 2 hours. To build it was about 8 hours.
First worn: Dec. 7
Total cost: The pattern was about $10. The stuff came from my stash.