Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Historical Sew Challenge #0 project

Well, since we just found out about this challenge today; it would have been a bit tricky to finish a project particularily for the challenge but we did finish quite a few pieces in the month of December including some Regency ball gowns, open robe, jewelry and a variety of custom requests. As the theme of the first challenge is "Simple", we thought our Pink Open Robe (available for sale in our Etsy shop here) would fit the bill.

The Challenge: Finish the open robe sitting in our To Do basket of various historical costuming pieces.
Fabric: Pink embroidered linen
Pattern: Dainty floral bunches
Year: Reminiscent of late 1790s or early 1800s
Notions: Vintage buttons from stash
How historically accurate is it? Used box pleating for the back of the skirt, and princess seams for the back. The shoulder seams could have been further back by an inch.
Hours to complete: Around 3-4
First worn: Modeled for photoshoot in mid-December, 2012

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