Reconstructing History #1031, 1910s Peplum Skirt.
Clock fabric from Dunelm Mill, quite pricey [£10/m] AND I had to go back for more as I didn’t buy enough the first time round. Poop.
It’s beige, which of course isn’t very me, but it’s a lovely weight, rather linen-like in texture, and, well, I dunno, it hooked me. Must have at that price!
When I realised I hadn’t bought enough, I thought I’d make one of the peplums [pepla?] in a contrast, but I still couldn’t squeeze even one out. Sigh.
I decided to add a dash of colour by lining the peplumumumums too, even though the pattern doesn’t call for it, so I rummaged, and came up with this:
Oddly, despite the fabric registering as ‘beige’ to me, the best colour matches seem to be a minky/grey brown, and a stone colour. I think the gold lifts it nicely. I may also use it to cover some buttons for the front trim.
I think it will look very nice teamed with my white silk/cotton Folkwear Armistice blouse, or the plain black silk/cotton Edwardian blouse from Wearing History. I have since removed the lace trim from this, it just didn’t make me happy enough!
So, it’s time to get cracking.
5 thoughts on “Clock This! #1”
Love love love the white blouse and corset, such a good look on you. I actually like the white trim on the black blouse, the eye is drawn to the vertical c front line. Were you perhaps striving for authenticity, if so, would a faux placket and a row of pearl buttons make it better?
Dunelm aren’t cheap and the staff in my local haven’t the foggiest idea what they have for sale, one of the funniest conversations I had was trying to explain what interfacing does and showing them where they display it. 🙄
I mainly just wanted to use the lovely eyelash lace at the time, but I was never convinced by it, something just didn’t work for me. It will be re-purposed, but the blouse is more vesatile left plain. Believe it or not, I try to be economical with my steampunk outfits, so I can mix and match. Loads of folk have a new outfit for every day out!
I really love both your blouses but see how you would get more wear out on one being plain. That Armistice blouse is a work of art. I really like your fabric combination . The colour pop on the peplums will be a lot of fun. Xx
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I have always liked Edwardian style, and the silk/cotton blend is addictive. I must have used twenty m of it last year…
I love the fabric colours and prints. I can’t wait to see your finished “make”!
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