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.
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.
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
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
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
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.