HSF 2016: Challenge 7 Monochrome

Slowly catching up!  This one is only a month and a half late!  Technically it was done last week but late is late!  IMG_20160814_164503740

Challenge #7: Monochrome.

What the item is: Belt

Fabric/Materials: cotton

Pattern: self drafted

Year: mid to late Victorian

Notions: belt buckle

How historically accurate is it? The pattern is basically a waist band that is not attached to a skirt.  This seems like something a Victorian would do if they wanted a belt that went with a certain outfit.  The cloth is cotton, which is possible.  And plain black fabric was common.  I can’t judge the weave on its accuracy-not my area of expertise.  The long seams where machine sewn and the buckle was attached with hand sewing-all possible by the 1860’s.  The buckle is possibly late Victorian (I was given a few things at one point that were late Victorian to Edwardian).  The fact that the buckle is old makes it more “legit” than some of my other modern substitutes! The belt works with my middle class persona and is intended for day wear outfits.  IMG_20160814_164457398I give it 80-90% accuracy.

Hours to complete: 2

First worn: not yet

Total cost: $0 the fabric came from my scraps bin and the buckle was given to me.  If someone else were to make it, the cost would depend largely on the buckle.

Tomorrow’s post will be about a photo shoot with my good pal Shirley!

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