The Challenge: Color Challenge Green
Fabric: Silk shantung, random silk remnant for the lining
Year: early 1800's
Notions: Silk embroidery thread, random ribbon for a temporary drawstring.
How historically accurate is it? I studied a lot of extant regency bags, and just made something up. But I used period appropriate materials, so about as much as possible.
Hours to complete: about 10 for the embroidery, and 3 for the construction.
First worn: Not yet, need an outfit to wear it with.
Total cost: I only used part of both pieces of silk, but the shantung cost about $15, and the lining piece cost $4. The embroidery thread was $2. So all told, $21. But I hope to get gloves out of the shantung too.
|The color is closer to this picture than the next, but less saturated.|