This is it! The second to last challenge to be posted!
I was a little stuck on this challenge, as all my ideas were either too elaborate and demanding for such a busy time of year, and for the end of a marathon, or too similar to the challenges around it. So I opened the suggestions up to popular opinion on the HSF facebook group.
Clearly you guys weren’t too worried about ‘too elaborate’, as the second most popular suggestion was ‘Copy a Painting’, but the slightly more restrained ‘One yard/metre’ suggestion won out in the end (Make something in under 3 hours was also very popular, which had me a bit worried. If it ended up taking longer, did you fail the challenge?).
So, for Challenge #25, due 16 December, make an item that takes one metre or less fabric (I went with one metre, rather than one yard/or metre to be consistent).
So what takes less than 1m of fabric?. Lot’s of things I’m sure! I’ve thought of :
1920s & ’30s tap pants & camisole bras (my tap pants pattern takes less than a metre for up to 50″ hips):
Regency short stays:
Mid-19th century evening bodices (truly, I got Rowena’s bodice out of far less than a metre):
Crazy awesome men’s cap thingees:
Those little teeny-tiny evening spencers that have been all the rage among Regency costumers over the last year:
And I’m sure that there are many more that you could suggest!
To keep within the spirit of the challenge, try to avoid making something that also involves metres and metres of trim (so a stomacher covered in ribbon bows rather defeats the purpose).