Challenge #1- Make Do and Mend
This is a redo of part of my panniers; the original "boning" (plastic garden tubing) didn't cope with the weight of my petticoat, so I've got spring steel to replace it and hope that that copes!
Notions: 6 lengths of 63cm spring steel from Sew Curvy in the UK
How historically accurate is it?: Aside from the materials being plastic coated steel the rest is pretty accurate, it's all handsewn and I think the fabric might be linen. The original would probably have used cane to bone it, but I've seen metal cage panniers too so it could be right. I'll give the whole thing an 8/10
Hours to complete: 1 hour approx
First worn: not yet
Total cost:hmm, bought the steel a few months back and can't remember the cost.
|What the old support structure looked like on removal|
|The new sprung steel version; much better so far.|