My Regency Blog ensemble posts must seem very out of order or terribly teasing. The reason is that I’m posting items according to the remaining 2013 Historical Sew Fortnightly challenges. By a happy coincidence, this ensemble fulfills the criteria for the final four challenges of the year.
Here’s where the fur muff fits in. What does a fur muff have to do with a Regency Ball ensemble, you might ask? Well, I’ll tell you. Although according to the calendar Winter doesn’t start until late December, practically speaking it starts late November where I live. I knew there was going to be a little walking involved in getting me from the place where I dressed to the Ball itself and wanted a cohesive whole. I’m sure you can now start to see where I’m going here. Because I had lots of the main fabric for my dress left over (it was the original choice for my upcoming Garrison Ball gown
so there was 9m of it at 54″ wide) I made a matching/co-ordinating hooded cloak and a fur muff lined with scraps from the dress fabric.
Here are the HSF deets:
Challenge: #24: Re-Do – Challenge #7: Accessorize
Year: Made to go with Regency attire but almost any, really
Supplies: Silk fabric, wool batting, recycled (reclaimed?) fur from an old coat/jacket
Historical Accuracy: meh. It’s a combination of machine and hand sewing
Hours to complete: about 2-3 hrs
Total cost: all made from leftover bits, so I’m gonna say $0
First worn: November 30, 2013 to the local Regency Ball
Here is what I started out with: