Last year, I made the dress from Waterhouse's "Miranda and the Tempest" for an "Art" challenge. But I didn't actually finish the dress. The painting only shows the back, and I was in such a rush that I didn't put any closures on it, nor did I finish any interior seams, and the hem was machine sewn (Gasp!). For the current HSM challenge (Blue), I decided to finally finish it! And it only took about another 20 hours.
The original painting:
Last year's photoshoot:
And this year's, where I can show off my buttons:
This is my "I'm ready to go frolicking pose." My lovely plaid pajama pants are a bonus. Plus, wearing those is how I managed to ride a bike to the photo location.
The Challenge: Art: Make your own masterpiece based on a work of art.
Fabric: Linen, probably a little rougher than it should be.
Pattern: Drafted my own from La Cotte Simple and By My Measure.
Year: late 1300's to early 1400's
Notions: Silk embroidery thread for the button holes.
How historically accurate is it? For my first "medieval" ensemble, I'm quite pleased
Hours to complete: I didn't keep track too closely, but probably another 20 went in this time around.
First worn: For photos. (And last year for photos)
Total cost: Nothing this time, but my costs originally were probably about $20.