Whew! Almost caught up! Here are five of my favourite entries among the myriad of gorgeous items created for the HSF Blue challenge.
What a fun post to pick favourites for – so many shades of lovely blues! I think it was even harder than usual to pick favourites (and it’s always, really, really hard!) – there are so many amazing things that have been produced, and such a range of periods, experience levels, and personal taste.
I’ve chosen the items I thought best represent the spirit of the challenge and the Historical Sew Fortnightly; the quest to explore history, raise our skill levels and standard, stretch ourselves (or sometimes just get something done, rather than just procrastinating).
Inevitably there are some projects that I adored that I just haven’t been able to post about, so go see them find your own favourites through the challenge page, and in the FB album (yep, you do have to be a member to see it, yep, if you ask to be a member we’re going to ask you some questions, and yep, it might take us a few days to answer, but if you are really interested in the HSF, as a participant or active cheerleader, we’d LOVE to have you)
And now, to the wonderfulness:
- Tessa at Miss Hendri’s WWI VAD uniform. Tessa gets massive bonus points for making something that was specifically blue in-period, giving the blue hue further significance for her project. Plus, impressively researched, well made, and fascinating. How could I not love it!
- Anna’s blue wool liripipe hood (for her husband). It’s iconically blue, perfectly period, and beautifully made. What’s not to like!
- The Modern Mantua Makers 1818-1823 Spencer. The kind of garment that makes us all drool with delight, and weak with envy. Stunning, and exquisitely made.
- Dawn’s silk dress based on an August 1815 fashion plate. A lovely recreation of a less seen style. Plus, check out that bonnet! Oh my!
- Just Sewingly’s blue embroidered 18th c pocket: Her method of replicating the pattern from the V&A pocket is brilliant, and the result is charming.