The Challenge: Stashbusting
Fabric: (polyester) brocade & linen/cotton blend
Stashed for how long? 3 years for the brocade, a 6 years for the linen/cotton, and 9 or 10 years for the buttons.
Pattern: Laughing Moon #125, View A
Year: 1800-1815, approximately
Notions: fusible interfacing, buttons, thread
How historically accurate is it? Shape and style are pretty dead-on, materials are utterly modern.
Hours to complete: 8-10, it was all running together that week.
First worn: March 21st, at the symphony with other folks dressed in Regency attire.
Total cost: About $10 total ($7 for brocade remnants, $1 for the linen/cotton blend, $1 in bulk buttons, and $1 in thread and interfacing.)
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