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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Historical Sew Monthly 2015 - the plan

Well this is my plan for what I want to make...although its inclined to change.

January – Foundations: make something that is the foundation of a period outfit.
1930s/40s bra

February – Colour Challenge Blue: Make an item that features blue, in any shade from azure to zaffre.
1940s peasant style top

March – Stashbusting: Make something using only fabric, patterns, trims & notions that you already have in stash.
Purple late 1870s bodice inspired by the little mermaid

April – War & Peace: the extremes of conflict and long periods of peacetime both influence what people wear.  Make something that shows the effects of war, or of extended peace.

Not sure...something regency I think.

May – Practicality:  Fancy party frocks are all very well, but everyone, even princesses, sometimes needs a practical garment that you can DO things in.  Create the jeans-and-T-Shirt-get-the-house-clean-and-garden-sorted outfit of your chosen period.
1920s housedress for sewing in.

June – Out of Your Comfort Zone: Create a garment from a time period you haven’t done before, or that uses a new skill or technique that you’ve never tried before. 
Sewing velvet.

July – Accessorize: The final touch of the right accessory creates the perfect period look.  Bring an outfit together by creating an accessory to go with your historical wardrobe.
A purse or chatelaine or maybe something hatwise for my bustle dress or shoes for my 1830s dress I plan to make later.

August – Heirlooms & Heritage: Re-create a garment one of your ancestors wore or would have worn, or use an heirloom sewing supply to create a new heirloom to pass down to the next generations.
Still thinking this one up.

September – Colour Challenge Brown: it’s not the most exciting colour by modern standards, but brown has been one of the most common, and popular, colours throughout history. Make something brown.
Ooh, tricky as I don't have any brown in my stash.

October – Sewing Secrets: Hide something in your sewing, whether it is an almost invisible mend, a secret pocket, a false fastening or front, or a concealed message (such as a political or moral allegiance).
I think I'll keep this as a surprise.

November – Silver Screen: Be inspired by period fashions as shown onscreen (film or TV), and recreate your favourite historical costume as a historically accurate period piece.
Les Miserables 1830s dress.

December – Re-Do:  It’s the last challenge of the year, so let’s keep things simple by re-doing any of the previous 11 challenges.
Decide later

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