Super, amazing, ridiculous, very green, spats for Bex! These can't really count for an HSF challenge, as they are about as non-historical as spats can get, but I did finish them in time, so in my tally, they count. I did have to wait to post them until they arrived at their destination though.
Fabric: Katia Merino Baby, 100% Merino.
Pattern: Found here on Ravelry.
Year: Meant to be worn with modern dress, but spats were most common in the late Victorian era.
Notions: 6 meant-to-kinda-look-like-leather plastic(!) buttons.
How historically accurate is it? Let me count the ways. Beyond the initial concept of 'spats' this one quickly falls apart.
Hours to complete: Less than 20 I think, I always crochet in the evenings while watching TV, so it doesn't really feel like a lot of time.
First worn: For the photos. But they're not meant for me, and I hope their new owner will wear them occasionally!
Total cost: $4 for each ball of yarn, and maybe $3 for the buttons, so $11.
|They fit rather well around my 1940's pumps.|
|Aren't they ridiculous??|
|The color is a bit closer to this shade than the neon shown above.|