Thursday, January 17, 2013

Challenge #1: Bi/Tri/Quadri/Quin/Sex/Septi/Octo/Nona/Centennia

Challenge #1 has been officially completed and well before the deadline of the 14th but we have been a little late in posting our results. Since we decided Regency as the era, our dear friend Mari's request for an evening gown using some fabric she had found was the perfect candidate. Matti drew and painted a sketch and then created the full ensemble including gown, stole, headband and pelisse.

The Challenge: Create piece that could have been worn in any century with a last numbers of '13.
Fabric: Gold shantung faux silk, dark olive green shantung faux silk, cottons, sari fabric and gold embroidered mesh trimmings.
Pattern: solid and sari pattern
Year: Around the year 1813.
Notions: Beaded frog closures
How historically accurate is it? 5/10 as it is mostly machine sewn and the shoulder seams could have been further back by an inch.
Hours to complete: Around 7-8
First worn: Worn last Friday by client for a Regency event

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