I have been so busy with life and work and events that I’ve gotten ridiculously behind on the HSF blogging: both in showing off my own items for each challenge, and in general blog posts. I’m going to be trying to remedy that over the next week, as well as showing you photos from Clothing the World of Katherine Mansfield as they come in.
Today, I can accomplish both!
The photos are technically terrible, because my camera is a $900 piece of crap (dear Canon: in case you aren’t already aware, the S100 sucks, has seriously dented my faith in you as a camera company, and should never have been released) and can’t handle movement or low light, or macros. But anyway…
Stockings! Bright, kowhai yellow stockings!
Hidden demurely under frills of petticoat and the 1906 Greek Key dress, in a nod to Katherine’s fondness for bright coloured stockings.
Aren’t they fabulous?
And they are my entry for the HSF ‘Yellow’ Challenge (#17) – they were done during the challenge, but I didn’t get photographs until yesterday .
The Challenge: #17 Yellow
Fabric: 1/2 of kowhai/sulfur yellow merino wool knit
Pattern: My own
Notions: cotton thread.
How historically accurate is it?: Not really, as 1900s stockings were knit into shape, not sewn.
Hours to complete: 20 minutes. Love making stockings
First worn: For ‘Clothing the World of Katherine Mansfield’, Sat 4 Oct
Total cost: Under $5.