Saturday, June 20, 2015

Jane Austen tour!

The Stitchy Details:

  • Challenge Theme: No challenge
  • Pattern used:  Julia by Timely Tresses
  • Fabric: Yellow + ecru satin/purple + white satin
  • Notions: ecru/white ribbon + flowers
  • Did you make any pattern alterations or design changes? made the circumference smaller for me
  • Total price: Not listing, since it's a present :)
  • Time to complete: 27h 30min (lots of hand sewing, the time is for the two hats, though)

So, my friend's birthday was coming up. We share a common Jane Austen obsession, so in the end it wasn't difficult for me to think of a present. But I'm not good at sewing with deadlines. So, I started early. I had the pattern: Julia from Timely Tresses.

I'm so late with the post, though, since my friend's birthday was in March already, that I don't have much to say about the process. Except it got a bit tight in the end anyway... But the hats were great, although I think I should've used cotton as lining, because mine at least stretched a bit while wearing... But, it's still ok. And I managed to sew us reticules too that matched the hats, so all was well.

I conclude this with few pictures from our Jane Austen tour to Bath and Lyme Regis:

Bath: Theatre Royal
Bath: Sydney Gardens
And suddenly this happened!
Lyme Regis: Poor Louisa Musgrove wanted to jump from the stairs (see: Persuasion)

Lyme Regis: Miss Anne Elliot at the beach

1 comment:

  1. Vickie Snider HartwellJune 28, 2015 at 11:59 PM

    I love your photos and bonnet!!!!!