I’ve been trying to slow things down a bit lately.
The intense stress level at work (planing 3 big theater premiers in 3 weeks), combined with the pressure to whip something new up every fortnight are beginning to take its toll. I’m always tired and have lost some of the joy I’ve used to find in sewing. I realize I need to slow down and let some of the self imposed pressure of my back.
So for the first time I’m actually proud to admit I’m late finishing the HSF nr 17 – Yellow. (and probably will be late with a couple more upcoming challenges this fall).
Anyhow here is the write-up on the challenge.
I had several alternative ideas for this challenge (regency spencer, open robe or pelise just to mention a few), but the moment I found this lovely yellow wool at the medieval fair, I knew exactly what I wanted to make.
A 16th century Doublet.Pattern and design idea from “The Tudor Tailor”.
I also put the padding in the sleeves, following the instructions from “The Tudor Tailor”.
Then I started on the interlining for the bodice front.Using white cotton twill, and heavy linen to give it shape.
So I decided to get rid of the padding.That meant taking the interlining of and unpicking all the pad-stitching on both bodice and sleeves. I also needed to redo the boning chanels in the interlining.
Just the facts:
Challenge: 17 Yellow.
What: a 16th century women doublet.
Pattern: I draped my own, using “Elizabethan Doublet pattern” from “the Tudor Tailor” as a guide.
Fabric: 1, 4 m of yellow wool, 1,4 m of white cotton for lining, 1,4 of twill and 0,5 m of heavy linen for interlining.
Notions: Thread, 3 m of plastic whalebone, 13 pairs of hooks and eyes.
How historical accurate: So so, the look and material are kind of okey (cotton wasn’t used until later, but I didn’t had any linen to use for the lining), but the wool are pretty accurate. The entire garment ate hand sewn but I’m not sure about the historic techniques so I just winged it.
Time: About 30 hours
Cost: I would say 200 Sek (32 Usd).
First worn: End of September for photos.