|This photo makes me feel rich. :)|
|Jazz helped me cut out the lining.|
I used red thread so the stitches would show less on the lining side, as the hem of the outer layer is eventually going to be covered with pleated self-trim. Here's how it looks on me:
|Ignore my 21st Century clothes, of course.|
The photos were taken before I was completely finished top-stitching, so half of the hem still had pins in it. I also hadn't sewn the clasp on yet, so it was held together at my neck by a safety pin. Here's the clasp:
All in all I'm happy with it. I'm calling it "finished" even though I have yet to add the trim, because it is certainly wearable. Perhaps I will trim it in time for the Embellish challenge... as if I don't have enough candidates for that project already!
The Challenge: #2 UFO - Un-finished Object
Fabric: 1 Noir Waverly Felicite curtain panel from Lowe's, 2 yds 60" wide red wool from JoAnn Fabrics
Pattern: McCall's 4139, modified extensively
Year: According to The Kyoto Costume Institute, my inspiration piece is circa 1790-1795
Notions: 1 Dritz filigree hook & eye, from JoAnn Fabrics
How historically accurate is it? The curtain panel is 100% cotton, and the wool lining is 97% wool, 3% other fibers. As for construction, I sewed all the seams by machine. All the stitching that will show, however, is done by hand.
Hours to complete: Probably 10 or 12, total.
First worn: Not yet!
Total cost: $25 for the curtain + I believe around $30 for the wool + $5 or $6 for the hook & eye = around $60 total