As wonderful as making pretty, pretty princess dresses is, the vast majority of people have always been poor commoners, whether they were peasants working the land, servants in big houses, or (later), pioneers carving their own space in new lands. This fortnight let’s make something that celebrates the common man.
When you are done, post a link to your photos or blog post in the comments, or in the event photo album on Facebook.
[…] Based on a suit in the RIHS Collection, I decided to modify the pocket bags on the Young Mr’s new workman’s jacket-in-progress, which I plan to have finished by March 11 for HSF #5, Peasants and Pioneers. […]
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My shawl has been blogged.
My “miniature peasant” project on my blog. http://livingwithjane.blogspot.com/2013/03/historical-sew-fortnightly-challenge-5.html
Just posted about completion of this challenge.
For this challenge I completed a Regency morning gown with a crossover bodice. It was supposed to be for the Stripes challenge, but I finished it earlier than I thought!
I finished my ensemble, a bodiced petticoat and a short drawstring jacket! I should be posting more pictures tonight, but here are all the details.
Finished the pouch for fire making tools (or other essential every day objects) one day late, but here it is:
Just a simple apron and sleeves for any one of my 16th C Italian Peasant outfits. Perfect for Pennsic.
Here’s my post: http://cursewordsandcrinolines.blogspot.com/2013/03/hsf-challenge-5.html?m=1
An 18th century mob cap
Slightly late, but here’s my stonemason’s wife’s bonnet: http://blacktulipsewing.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/peasants-and-pioneers.html
If anyone can offer advice about the authenticity or otherwise of using string for the cording, I’d be very grateful.
visforvintage.comBetter late than never! 1930’s Dustbowl jeans
Yes indeed! And what a fantastic interpretation of the challenge! I’ve been looking at ’20s and ’30s photos of ordinary people recently, and have noticed how prevalent overalls and jeans were for women even in the late ’20s.
Forgot to post about my 18th century apron: http://sarahlizzi.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-challenge-hsf-5-peasants-and.html
I sewed a Texas pioneer dress.
I have a different blog now. My Texas pioneer gown is here: http://teacupsinthegarden.blogspot.com/2013/03/research-on-my-texas-pioneer-gown-and.html