Sunday, July 26, 2009

Metamorphosis Monday: Re-enactor Clothing

Metamorphosis Monday is sponsored by Susan at BETWEEN NAPS ON THE PORCH . Make sure to visit her blog and see all the wonderful transformations!


My before and after this week is something that has taken me a good bit of time this summer: Jean cloth mule-eared trousers and a hand stitched cotton shirt for my re-enactor husband.

I took period accurate cloth like this:


and turned it into



and this


The jean cloth is a combination cotton and wool and was so scratchy and hot to sew during the summer! I kept thinking what could be worse than sewing this and then I realized that the only thing worse would be wearing it for a weekend outside with no showers. But this is what DH likes to do in his spare time!!!!

Here is a close-up of the button fly. As I was hand stitching the buttonholes, I thought longingly of my 2 sewing machines with automatic buttonholers. The buttons are made of bone.


Here is a close-up of the back of the trousers and the buckle closing.


Here is the shirt. It is made without any pattern. All the pieces are rectangles and it has a gusset under the arm/sleeve. The buttons are made of glass.


So that's what I have been up to lately. Now stop by Susan's blog BETWEEN NAPS ON THE PORCH to see all the other transformations. :D Jewel
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