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Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Happy New Year!

Yesterday was spent out and about at the beach and the river.   We went to Spencer Park Beach where the boys got very wet and I got a few rows done on T's socks, we then had a look at the animal park there (which was disappointing) before getting lunch and eating that by the Avon river.   A wee look around town was slightly depressing, so many empty lots and more coming down.

Today we've already put in the last urgent fence post, chopped some branches off the silk tree.   2 that were dead and 2 that will interfere with the new garage.   George did a good job of mowing the lawn too.

I've got a little more done on my hat, but have about 3 more rows of ribbing to go before I can switch needles and check if it will fit my big noggin.   Hope it does, if it doesn't I'll have to do some figuring to see if I can make it big enough.

In sewing news I finished the petticoat for my simple challenge in The Historical Sew Fortnightly.
Just the facts, Ma’am:

Fabric: Silk Jacquard in a floral pattern

Pattern:  None, I winged it.

Year: 1910ish
Notions: Cotton twill tape, thread (polyester I'm afraid)
How historically accurate is it?  Aside from the polyester thread and machine sewing I think it is fairly accurate.  It's going to have some embellishment later as I have some fabric left over.   No elastic though.
Hours to complete:  1

First worn: not yet worn

Total cost: Hard to judge, the fabric was in my stash from about 1990, the twill tape is also old stash as is the thread.

The next challenge is to make something from a '13's.  So 1513, 1613, 1913 etc.   I chose 1913 as I think the styles are slightly more wearable, and I have a chance of fitting it in the wardrobe.   Yesterday I ordered a blouse pattern as I have nothing suitable in my books, the skirt I can manage though and that's what I'll be making for this challenge in a rust coloured evenweave wool fabric from the stash.  About to go and wash it so it'll be ready to go.
I'm also going to have to order what I need to make a corset as well, just have to decide if I'm going to go white or flesh coloured.
With my husband's approval have ordered what I need to make a white corset, eek at the price!   Had to go with the cheapest shipping, but as Thomas pointed out I'll take quite a while to make it so it's worth it.    I think I'll make a mock-up using cheaper materials first.


Miriam said... Best Blogger Tips

this is really cool. I hope you join in with Wardrobe Weds with your creations. Sounds like a great challenge! :o)

Rachelle said... Best Blogger Tips

I am hoping to, won't be doing it tomorrow though, house full of gamers plus the boys means I'll be concentrating on simply surviving the day.

Sophie Slim said... Best Blogger Tips

Funny you say the animal park was disappointing - we went there last week with our 17 month old and LOVED it.

Rachelle said... Best Blogger Tips

I think it depends on the age group, boys are 8 and 10 and both mentioned quite strongly that they'd rather go to Willowbank next time, luckily they will be going there with the Autism Society next week

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