For HSF challenge # 25, we had to make something using no more than one metre of fabric, so I made another cravat.
Well, I guess it's technically a neckerchief, but I'm just going to keep calling it a cravat. I had two pieces of silk I had been planning to make into cravats, a silvery grey one and a blue grey one. The silvery one was slightly longer than a metre, so I had to use the bluish one, which was smaller.
|A square being hemmed.|
This time I didn't have to pull evil threads from the edges because I had a spool of silk thread that was a decent match.
|Photographed against an unrelated fabric.|
|The finished cravat, with wrinkles from being worn.|
|Two of the corners, the right side below and the wrong side on top.|
|Here it is all rolled up, with wrinkles from being worn.|
The Challenge: #25: One Metre
Fabric: An 87.5 cm square of plain weave silk.
Year: That's rather difficult to narrow down, but I think it's suitable for the first half of the 19th century.
Notions: Silk thread
How historically accurate is it? Pretty good. I don't think the fabric and thread are of perfectly accurate quality, but I don't see how the pattern or construction could be wrong with such a simple project.
Hours to complete: About 4.5 - 5. I forgot to write down my finish time at one point, so I had to guess.
First worn: Saturday, Dec 14th, 2013
Total cost: $ 0.00
Cravats are nice accessories to have, but they certainly don't give one much to post about. The next few projects I have lined up are far more exciting.