First, this is a LATE finish of May's HSM Challenge (finished in December) - life got in the way, and I missed three months of sewing and HSM Challenges (April, May & June) so I caught these up albeit late - I did the June challenge in July, and the April and May challenges in December!
For my late May Practicality challenge, I am finally getting around to a second long-planned apron! An apron is a woman's accessory in order to do simple things and yet keep her dresses clean: cutting fresh flowers for the house, light baking, or any other simple and yet necessary task, even for a lady (lol). They are also sometimes worn more as an accessory than for any task, so my late Practicality challenge, I created a delicate ladies apron from the late 18th century!
|Fashion apron by TheLadyDetalle|
First, the finished late 18th century apron:
|Close-up of the late 18th century apron|
|Late 18th century reproduction apron|
Historical Sew Monthly (Late) MAY challenge:
The Challenge: Practicality - Fancy party frocks are all very well, but everyone, even princesses, sometimes needs a practical garment that you can DO things in. Create the jeans-and-T-Shirt-get-the-house-clean-and-garden-sorted outfit of your chosen period.
Fabric: A Jomar find, $5 a yard I think, and shared 3 ways with friends. Not 100% sure of content, but probably a mixed blend cotton.
Pattern: No pattern.
Year: late 18th century, so 1770's-1780's.
Notions: A length of off white silk satin ribbon for ties
How historically accurate is it? It's based on aprons of the time, using similar material and hand sewn.
Hours to complete: 1/2 hour to cut and press. 1 hour to sew.
First worn: Not yet. I made this for future, and possibly for Fort Fred in April 2016.
Total cost: $4-5 for fabric and silk ribbon.
|The finished apron!|
I'm happy to get this HSM challenge done, although very late, *sigh*...on to the next one!