Jan: Make Do & Mend
Let’s start of the year with a clean slate, and with a bit of a tidy up. Use this challenge as an opportunity to get your historical wardrobe in order by fixing any little bits that have worn out and gone wrong. Alternatively, you could focus on the historical precedent of making-do by re-making something into a historical garments, whether it be a bodice from a worn-out skirt, a chemise from old sheets, a bosom-friend from an old cardigan, or a new historical hat from an old modern one etc. Finally, you could just those people who had to make-do by making something for a historical character who would have scrimped and saved and re-made and mended until the fabric entirely fell apart.
Make something pink!
Mars: Under it All
Make the foundations of your outfit: the things that go under it to provide the right shape and support, and to protect your fancy outer garments from sweat and grime
April: Tops & Toes
Create an accessory that goes on your head, or on your feet.
Maj: UFOs & PHDs
Use this opportunity to finish off something that’s never quite gotten done, or stalled halfway through.
Make your own masterpiece based on a work of art.
Juli: Under $10
Whip up a fabulous item for under $10 (we’ll use US$ as the de-facto standard)
Aug: The Great Outdoors
Get out into the weather and dirt with an item for outdoor pursuits.
Embrace the sunny side with something in any shade of yellow.
Okt: HSF Inspiration
One of the best things about the HSF is seeing what everyone else creates, and using it to spark your own creativity. Be inspired by one of the challengers item from HSF ’13 or HSF challenges 1-18 to make your own fabulous item.
Nov: Alternative Universe
Create a garment from an alternative universe: fantasy, steampunk, dieselpunk, etc. Your item can be perfectly historically accurate within our own universe as well.
Dec: Modern History
Make something historical or historically inspired that is wearable in an everyday context.
Så ser min lista ut, och jag hoppas jag ska kunna kryssa av en punkt varje månad! Nu i januari har det blivit dags att ändra om min Herjolfsnesklänning lite granna. Den ska bli lite tightare, både runt kroppen och armarna och så ska den få "fickor" och så ska halslinningen och ärmarna fållas om.