|Dimes, besides being a nice silvery colour, are the perfect size!|
The Challenge: #21- Re-Do
This could have qualified for 4 of the previous challenges:
#1- Make Do & Mend- Because the lining, pocket bags and back are all made out of recycled material, and the back is pieced.
#5- Bodice- Waistcoats aren't normally referred to as bodices, but it still fits the theme.
#8- UFOs & PHDs- It sat in a drawer for 10 months before I finished it.
#13- Under $ 10- I don't know the exact cost of this but it was definitely less than $ 10.
Fabric: Silk dupioni, cotton ticking, grey linen.
Pattern: Drafted by me.
Year: Approximately 1770's- 90's
Notions: Hair canvas interfacing, 10 dimes.
How historically accurate is it? Only accurate from a distance. The construction is mostly okay, but has a few inaccuracies. The materials are also mostly okay, but the slubby texture of the silk dupioni is the worst inaccuracy of them all.
Hours to complete: No idea.
First worn: Saturday November 15th, 2014
Total cost: Eight or nine dollars maybe?