I’m a bit late for this but here goes. I’ve decided to combine challenges 10 and 11 and do a copy of this painting…
…for the art challenge and the politics of fashion challenge.
For the art portion, I will submit the head portion of this painting.
The head band is a bit tight and I think I shall have to get a longer chain, but the look is right. Then for some fun I used my paint program.
And then my photo filter program.
The extent of my sewing was the lappets or cap.
The Challenge: 10 Art.
Painting: Queen Victoria 1840 by John Partridge
Fabric: Sheer Poly something or other.
Pattern: Self Drafted
Notions: White fringe, chain, broach.
How historically accurate is it? Everything is synthetic or fake. Machine sewn. Shape is about right 30%.
Hours to complete: 2 hours
First worn: For photo
Total cost: $3 for broach. May be $3 for fringe. Fabric is scraps left over from the dress.
Now I have to get going on the dress. Something tells me it will be late too.