The HSF: Challenge #5: Peasants and Pioneers

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.

Costumes de Différent Pays, ’Homme des Landes de Bordeaux Allant à la Ville’ Labrousse circa 1797

Costumes de Différent Pays, ’Homme des Landes de Bordeaux Allant à la Ville’ Labrousse circa 1797

When you are done, post a link to your photos or blog post in the comments, or in the event photo album on Facebook.

16 Comments

  1. […] 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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    • 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.

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