I apologize for my absence.
I have been busy with school things again and am behind on my own sewing projects.
I am not off to a very good start on the HSF '14. The first project was late, I missed the second one, and there is no way I will finish the third one on time. As I am frequently informed that school is the higher priority, I will not be able to complete as many of the challenges as I would like. I am, however, hoping to have a linen shirt finished in time for #4.
Now, since I have no posts on actual sewing, here is another thing from the Old Stuff Collection. I found this capelet in a trunk in my Grandparent's attic.the reticule that was in the same trunk.
I'm not sure what date it's from, but it looks like either very late 19th century, or very early 20th century. There were tiered capelets around at that time, but I haven't seen any others with inward curves and beads, nor with this kind of spacing. I am not particularly knowledgeable about this era. Can any of you help narrow down the date?
|Madame Demorest's Illustrated Portfolio of the Fashions For 1880. (Source)|
|The Ladies Home Journal, March, 1898. (source)|
The large piece is about 3/4 of a circle. The two smaller ones are a bit longer. All three tiers are seamed in the centre back. The major seams are all machine sewn.
I'm not exactly sure what the fabric is, but judging from the rough texture I think it might be a very fine wool.
|You can see the couching in this picture.|
|It's attached on both sides.|
|You can see the hook in this picture, attached with a big snarl of brown thread.|
|This dart is finished partly in black thread, and partly in brown.|