torstai 1. tammikuuta 2015

The historical sew monthly 2015

The Historical Sew Monthly 2015

I didin't manage to sew much last year, but now I have new strength and time. So the "game" is on!

Challenges and my plans:

January - Foundations: make something that is the foundation of a period outfit

My plan - regency stays

February - Colour challenge Blue: Make an item that features blue, in any shade from azure to zaffre

My plan - a jacket and a petticoat. I'n not sure yet what kind of jacket, but the fabric is wool-like silk, so it should be for a lady not a kitchen maid.....

March - stashbusting: Make something using only fabric, patterns, trims & notions that you already have in stash

My plan - is to make something using these fabrics. I could easily do about 40 outfits from the fabrics of this shelf, and sadly it's just one the the shelfs...

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

My plan - Heh, all I do is for war & peace anyway :-) I don't need clothes only for summer time camping, the future event for carrying the king over the wintery mountains home will need 
a good woolen clothes for me to survive

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

My plan - Jumping to medieval times.... I have so many practical clothes that I can work with so why not make a outfit for him to work around the camp. I even already have a suitable shovel for him :-) 
The oufit will include thorsberg trousers, basic shirt and a tunic, but not in brown. 

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


My plans - yes, I have done a dress like these once before - and it was awfully made, the fabric was horrible and it's now distroyed. So I'll start it again, from the beginning and hopefully learning this time how to really make it. And I haven't decided the right gown yet....

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.

My plan - to make a fontange and few caps and something small while camping

August - Heirlooms  Heritage: Re-create a garment one of your ancestors wore or would have worn, or use a heirloom sewing supply to create a new heirloom to pass down to the next generations

My plan - jumping again in time, now to the 1900's... to finally make the outfit (or at least close to it) my greatgarndmother wore as a young mother

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 brown. 

My plan - a cloak. A brown woolen long cloak. Cloak that I can wear as a peasant and attachable fur trimmings (fake, I don't use real) when being a lady. And a muff if I have the time.

October - Sewing secrets: Hide something in your sewing, whether it is an almost invisiblemend, a secret pocket, a false fastening or front, or a concealed message (such as political or moral allegiance). 

My plan - still a secret even for me :-)

November - Silver Screen: Be inspired be period fashions as shown on screen (film or TV), and recreate your favourite historical costume as a historically accurate period piece

My plan - yes, it has been my plan since I saw the movie the first time. 
But the colour may or may not be different....

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

My plan - hah, I'll try to finish even one of the UFOs I've started during this year ;-D

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