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).
I can make a Viking apron dress for myself with a meter of fabric, if the fabric is wide enough (i.e., a meter in width or more) and often have.
Kids clothing! My nephews rarely take more than a meter of clothing to garb them.
I love this!! There’s so many great possibilities for it but still challenging with the fabric limit!
Wow! I’m honored my 1yard/metre idea won.
I have two potential ideas for what to make either a ‘sash’ for my dress. Or a corset cover.
Oooh, maybe this will work out for me to finally make that muff I’ve been meaning to!
And those still under imperial measurements can do a yard, plus 4 inches (10 centimeters) of trim! What a cool challenge to burst creativity!
Oooh. There are umpteen little, not-flashy-but-necessary things that I’ve been threatening to make for ages; this might finally give me the impetus I need. Great challenge!
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I made a faux fur Edwardian capelet and muff.
My blog has moved so my Edwardian muff and capelet can now be found here: http://teacupsinthegarden.blogspot.com/2013/12/edwardian-muff-and-capelet.html
I’ve just posted about my “spat-boots!”
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I made a plain old boring cravat.
My fingerless mittens!