Material: Silk crepe with a peached finish
Pattern: Mrs DePew #2023;
Year: 1930's tap pants
Notions: Thread and hooks and eyes
How historically accurate is it? 95%; the fabric is probably good, the beads are glass so ok too, and the pattern is a reprint of an original, only the thread is polyester and I machine sewed everything.
Hours to complete: 6?
First worn: Only tried on so far
Total cost: All recycled so nothing really.
I made a 1920's 1 hour dress a couple of years ago and I've never worn it, but I loved the beading I did on it so wanted to repurpose it. This required me to seam the fabric back together to make one cohesive piece, but it's worked and I'm much happier with the new item of clothing; this will actually get worn (when it's not 30 degrees celcius though)
|See, it's a sack; lovely fabric, great embellishment, but still a sack|
|Worn over shorts here, too hot to try on otherwise; I'm much happier with this finished item, it may even possibly be flattering!|
|and a closer view of the actual construction; that seam on the left is where I pieced the fabric back together before cutting out the bias front.|
|being very careful not to disturb its occupant.|
|Just before starting the border|
|Really, really happy with this; it's just the right size and all my best colours.|