Along with my recent interest in sewing life-size clothes came an interest in historical dress. So when I watched this video about making a ‘pirate’ shirt, I immediately wondered how it would work in miniature.
It’s a modified version, because collars and cuffs at this scale are hard, but it still has a similar look!
There’s a bead-and-loop closure at the cuffs, which is a little bulkier than I’d like, but you can’t really notice it because of the poofy sleeves.
It looks equally at home in a dark wood library, huddled over heavy, fancily-bound books by candlelight….
….or at the helm of a ship, sailing (or about to sail) the high seas.
(These photos weren’t actually taken on a ship, unfortunately!)
I am so happy with this shirt! It’s definitely got the poof I wanted, and the folds and wrinkles in the fabric look gorgeous. I’m not sure I’d make another – it was very fiddly, even for me! However, it has got me thinking about miniature historical dress….. Maybe I should try something else, like a skirt…..
Anyways, see ya!