Thursday, December 18, 2014

HSF '14 chllenge # 22 & 23: A Hatefish ladies uniform

Last weekend I attended the Great Dickens Christmas Fair in San Francisco. on . As per usual, I was having too much fun to take any pictures (though my mother managed to snap a few) On saturday I played a member of the notorious (and fictional) submarine Hatefish.

This was originally going to be my entry for the alternate universe challenge, but with the amount of work that went into it, I'm glad I spread it over two.

I suppose you could put the Garibaldi shirt and the zouave jacket in challenge 22's category (gentlemen's and gentlemen's inspired) and the skirt in challenge 23's (modern history)

  • Historical Sew Fortnightly 2014

The Challenge: Gentlemen and Modern History
Fabric: Navy wool, blue linen and  red cotton
Pattern: Self drafted
Year: 1860's
Notions: Thread and red bias tape
How historically accurate is it? Equal parts machine and hand sewn
Hours to complete: Lots
First worn: To Dickens Fair on December 13th and 14th
Total cost: $20