It's a bad picture, but you can see that the fit at the bust is a lot better now.
Now this project was taught me quite a few things. It was the first time I used waxed linen thread, and sewing with nice but not too fine linen fabric. I was surprised to see that I could make stitches that were basically invisible against the fabric. I actually enjoyed the handsewing, and now I'm looking forward to doing more of it.
What the item is: a refitted traditional costume from Vika parish, Dalarna, Sweden.
The Challenge: 8 Heirlooms and Heritage
Year: This is a hard one. The costume was reconstructed in the 1920's, but is supposedly reconstructed from older fabrics and dress pieces found in the parish, but it's still very much used today.
Notions: Black and white linen thread, bees wax.
How historically accurate is it? It's accurate to how the traditional costumes were done in the 1920's. Over the years they have been made in different ways, this is more old fashioned since it's completely handsewn.
Hours to complete: 3, including the fitting.
First worn: Not yet.