Tuesday, March 26, 2013

HSF Challenge #6 - stripes

    Challenge #6: "The stripe is one of the oldest patterns, appearing in the earliest textile fragments and visual records of garments, and its never gone out of style since. Celebrate stripes with a striped garment."

I made a striped skirt for my new first bustle era picnic dress.

Fabric: a two inch pink and white strip in medium weight cotton. From the stash

Pattern: Truly Victorian pattern - 

Year: first bustle, late 1860s to mid 70s

Notions: skirt hook and eye for closure 

How accurate: the pattern is pretty accurate and they could have potentially been machine made at that point though it would have been treadle or hand crank, and the fabric is an organic material. So I'm going to go with an 8 out of 10 :)

Hours to complete: maybe two including cutting out.

First worn: not yet, it's for a picnic at the end of April!

Total cost: $0 all from the stash ( I know who in their right mind has that hideous of a giant pink strip in their fabric stash ;)


  1. Makes me think of all the pink striped dresses from throughout the bustle eras. I can't wait to see the finished product!

  2. This is exactly what Lady Monroe and The Dreamstress herself said: can't wait to see the finished outfit! It looks like such a scrumptious fabric that's perfect for the era!