The Challenge: Gender Bender
Fabric/Materials: Leather from stash and a very incorrect piece of polyester for the lining and back
Pattern: Burda 9812 altered to be more period correct (removing darts for a start)
Year: Somewhere in the late 1870's to 1880's
How historically accurate is it? From what I've seen the pattern probably isn't far off, George didn't want it to fasten or to have the faux pockets which may mean it's less accurate than it could be.
Hours to complete: Probably about 6 hours to cut and sew, another 2 to trace and adapt the pattern.
First worn: Will be worn next weekend at Scout camp along with the chaps I made last week.
Total cost: The lining fabric is ancient and the leather was the third of a set of 3 skins that cost me around $20, so probably around $10 total?
So that's my next Historical Sew Monthly item finished, the next one is May's holes challenge.
I'm working on my Sock Madness starting pair, needs to be finished by midnight on the 14th (not NZ time, so I have longer) and I'm less than 40 rows off being done at this point, hoping to get close to finished tonight
|The yarn is Vintage Purls in the colours from my mitts that I finished not that long ago and the pattern is exclusive to Sock Madness at the moment.|
|See, almost done!|