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Friday, March 8, 2013

Challenge 5 - Peasants & Pioneers

For challenge 5 of the historical sew a long I kept it simple. Working from what I had in my stash I decided to create an apron. I started with a 45" width of fabric marked dots an inch apart and then counterpane 'smocked' the waist area. I then used some left over bias binding to neaten the top edge and create the waist ties.
The Challenge: 5 - peasants and pioneers

Fabric: white polycotton 45" wide

Pattern: I didn't use a pattern it was freehand.

I was inspired by this apron.

Year: I'm not sure. It could probably pass for most eras I think (if you ignore the fabric content).

Notions: from my stash left over bias binding. embroidery thread.

How historically accurate is it? As its not tied to a particular year I'll let you tell me that.

Hours to complete: It was very quick I'd say roughly 15hours

First worn: erm...ages ago. I've forgotten.

Total cost: free as I used everything from my leftover stash