HSF challenge: Separates

HSF Challenge 2013:


I suffer from hoarding. I had fabric scraps I was never going to use, so rather than throwing them away, I used them as stuffing a sausageroll! The black ribbon used as fastening is also from stash. It’s amazing how much fabric scrap goes in just one sausgageroll! I also did few pillows using fabrics and yarns as stuffing.

Fabric: bed linen-fabric

Pattern: none used

Year: 18th century

Notions: black polyester-lace trim

How historically accurate is it? polyester….but fairly I think. I used 18th century principle of using what I had in my stash to do it.

Hours to complete: less than hour

First worn: not yet

Total cost: all from stash



HSF challenge: Heirlooms and Heritage

August challenge:


I chose my godfather’s mother Charlotte’s german handkerchiefs which some are almost 100 years old. I also included a piece of 100 year old lace made by my great grandmother Maria.

HSF project: Robes and Robings

HSF challenge 2013: Robes and robings


My laziest project. I just cut up robings for my teadress-project. These I also plan on using on 18th century dresses.


Fabric: polyester

Pattern: none

Year: various

Notions: blonde lacetrim and anglaise-trim

How historically accurate is it? polyester….the anglaise trim is somwhat accurate

Hours to complete: 5 minutes

First worn: not yet

Total cost: from stash

HSF Challenge: reticule

2015 HSF challenge: pattern


I used to be a gothic lolita. I ADORED one particular dress that I dreamed I could one day make for myself. The Baby the stars shine bright’s Marie-Antoinette OP!


I found a nide fabric from Tilda that reminded of the fabric used in the dress. The challenge gave me an idea to use the rectangles as Reticule or Ridicule, predesessor of women’s handbag.

Fabric: Tilda-fabric

Pattern: no pattern, rectangle again

Year: around 18th century-early 19th century

Notions: black fringe-trim, hot pink-embroidery trim and silver sequin-trim

How historically accurate is it? shape is, the trim are again polyester

Hours to complete: less than hour

First worn: not yet

Total cost: all from stash

HSF challenge: Mittens and muff

HSF challenge 2014: The great outdoors!


I had some nice thick red satin in my stash. I did mittens and a muff from rectangles from the fabric, I also had light blue feather-trim I used on the muff, and a similar-shaded blue anglaise-trim that reminds me of engageantes. I was supposed to leave them without trim but when I looked how they looked on the mittens I liked the look. The muff is lined with pink fakefur and wet-felted fabric I made at a felting class. The result is very warm and nice.

Fabric: red satin from Eurokangas.

Pattern: none required, just rectangles.

Year: 18th century

Notions: blue feathertrim and blue anglaise-lace trim with cornflower-embroidery.

How historically accurate is it? the satin is polyester and so is much of the trims.

Hours to complete: less than hour.

First worn: not yet

Total cost: all is from stash.

fur-trim ractually remidns me of Marie-Antoinette 2006’s pink trims.

HSF challenges August

Unveiling the August challenges!!!!

Challenge “Terminology” from 2014

The HSF ’14: Challenge #16: Terminology

I chose a bergere since I already had a cheap sunhat from local Halpa-Halli. I had seen a tutorial on bergeres on other sites and decided to try it too. With scissors and gluegun. I took that chiffon-ribbon off and scraped most of the price tag. There are some obvious gaps between scissored edge of a hole and the crown. But I hid that with aerophane-trim I whipped up today. But I will replace it later with something better in future challenges.

Fabric:  well, straw actually. the ribbon is polyester.

Pattern: no pattern required, only pictures as models.

Year: mid 1700s approximately.

Notions: scissors, glue and aerophane-trim

How historically accurate is it? polyester, nuff said. But shape should be accurate.

Hours to complete: less than half an hour.

First worn: I haven’t yet.

Total cost: about 10 euros. But I could have done it even cheaper.