Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Challenge #1, Some pocketses, Precious...

The Challenge: #1: Bi/Tri/Quadri/Quin/Sex/Septi/Octo/Nona/Centennial – due 14 Jan.  Sew something from __13, whether it be 1913, 1613, or 13BC
Fabric: Linen, cotton.
Pattern: Eyeballed it! I liked this shape best out of all the extant pockets I looked at and sketched it out on paper first.
Year: 1713, or so I'm going to claim.
Notions: Cotton tape, thread
How historically accurate is it? They definitely had pockets at this time but I was unable to pin down any quilted ones before 1740, so that feature is guesswork on my part, although they do exist within the 18th century (also the quilting design is not handsewn, I just had matelasse remnant). Everything else though is, I think, correct and handsewn.
Hours to complete: Probably only three but I stretched it out over days. 
First worn: Not yet! Just finished it Sunday!
Total cost: $0, everything came from my stash!


  1. Them pockets is mighty purty, Miss Annabelle. The matelasse was a great idea! The only quilted fabric I can find around these parts is that god-awful diamond-quilted poly stuff that color blind grandmothers use on baby blankets.

    1. Thanks!! I made a stomacher out of the matelasse and would've never thought of what to do with the remnant if I hadn't seen

      and DING the light went on, haha.
      God-awful as the diamond-quilted stuff may be, I can't say my lazy soul hasn't thought of making a petticoat out of it and then unpicking enough of the stitches out of the bottom to then stitch my own quilted border...may the sewing gods forgive me.