December HSF-challenges!

All December HSF-challenges!

  1. 1910s hairbow
  2. 18th century Solitaire-bow
  3. two reticules
  4. tudor goldwork-needlebook
  5. victorian crocheted choker
  6. hair rats from brown velour

 

A hairbow from 1910s

 

The Challenge:  December – Special Occasion: make something for a special event or a specific occasion, or that would have been worn to special event or specific occasion historically.

Fabric: pre-bought bow from Glitter and a plastic comb

Pattern: none

Year: 1910s

Notions: jewelry-glue

How historically accurate is it? well, plastic…..

Hours to complete: last minute slap-together….

First worn: on Christmas actually

Total cost: less than 2 euros I think

Inspiration:

 

 

 

Velvet Solitaire-bow from 1700s

 

 

The Challenge: 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.

Fabric: a velvet bow from some Gothic Lolita-jacket I sold looong ago and a velvet bag from 1990s from Yves Rocher that contained cheap plastic pearls as subscriber-gift.

Pattern: none

Year: 18th century

Notions: none needed

How historically accurate is it?  the material isn’t…

Hours to complete: slap-together project

First worn: not yet

Total cost: less than 2 euros.

 

Inspiration:

 

 

 

Reticules from Regency

 

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The Challenge: ·  #23: Modern History – due Mon 15 December.  Make something historical or historically inspired that is wearable in an everyday context.

Fabric: repurposed from Barbie-skirt from 80s, crocheted from leftover yarns,

Pattern: the crocheted one is just yarns circle-crocheted.

Year: Regency

Notions: needle and thread for tightening-yarn, pearls and charms and findings to make it look modern. I store my sewing stuff in it!

How historically accurate is it?  not very

Hours to complete: less than 2 hours

First worn: all the time

Total cost: less than 2 euros

 

Inspiration:

 

 

 

 

1500s Goldwork-needlebook

 

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The Challenge: ·  #24: All that Glitters – due Thur 1 January.  Celebrate your completion of HSF ’14, and the New Year, with a glittery, glitzy, sparkly, shiny, something.

Fabric: gold meshnet-squares and self-dyed yellow cotton-lining.

Pattern: none, I slapped together two golden meshnet-squares I had.

Year: 1500s

Notions: needle, embroidery floss, including self-dyed 100% marigold-silk yarn! I used a cheap ugly dull orange floss because it looked nice with the gold mesh. I was watching a documentary on the first queen Elizabeth while doing it.

How historically accurate is it? Not very, the mesh is plastic.

Hours to complete: few hours

First worn: using it at the moment

Total cost: less than 2 euros

Inspiration:

 

 

Hair rats from late 1930s to 1940s

 

 

The Challenge: ·  #25: One Metre – due Dec 16.  Make an item that takes one metre or less fabric.  To keep within the spirit of the challenge, try to avoid making something that also involves metres and metres of trim

Fabric: left-over scrap of cheapest brown velour

Pattern: just rolled fabric

Year: modern era, more 40s than 30s

Notions: needle and thread

How historically accurate is it? the fabric was not around then

Hours to complete: les than 5 minutes

First worn: not yet

Total cost: less than 1 euro

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Crocheted Choker of 1800s

 

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The Challenge: ·  #26: Celebrate – due Dec 30.  Make something that is celebration worthy, make something that celebrates the new skills you have learned this year, or just make something simple that celebrates the fact that you survived HSF ’13!

Fabric: brown wool-yarn

Pattern: just simple crochet-pattern repeated

Year: late 1800s

Notions: crochet hook, button, needle and thread

How historically accurate is it? about…the button is again plastic

Hours to complete: few hours

First worn: after christmas

Total cost: less than 1 euro

Inspiration:

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