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.)
Welt pockets on each side:
Back is fully taken in here since my mannequin is a rather different shape than my husband:
I worked with two remnant pieces that were 22"x44". That meant I had to be extremely careful with my cutting, and very creative with the layout. Most everything is cut on the cross grain because none of the large pieces would fit on the straight grain. As a result, this is all that was left: