Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Give Me My Yellow Hose Again: HSM 2017 challenge #5: Literature

"Remember who commended thy yellow stockings and wished to see thee ever cross-gartered..."

Literature is the theme for this month, and my mind immediately sprang to Shakespeare. I first saw Twelfth Night on the big screen when I was 10, but my production of choice is the all-male version at the Globe Theater with Stephen Fry as Malvolio. It's not my favorite Shakespeare play (that would be Much Ado About Nothing,) but it's up in my top five and so I chose Malvolio's yellow stockings as a quick and easy entry. Good thing too, as between the last few weekends of faire and a terrible cold, I was left with very little time to make them.

I'm no knitter, so I was very happy to find a pair of blue wool pieced hose that I could pattern. 

And here's the finished pair!

  • Historical Sew Monthly 2017 thedreamstress.com

The Challenge: Literature
Material: Yellow Linen
Pattern: From and existing piece of costuming
Year: 1500's
Notions: Thread
How historically accurate is it? Machine and hand sewn
Hours to complete: 72
First worn: Not yet
Total cost: $5.00

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