The theme for the 12th challenge is "shape and support". As usual I had ideas: First I planned to make a 1940s bra from this pattern by New Vintage Lady. Then I thought that I should make a 1910s corset, since I'm at least technically taking part in a 1910s suit sew-along. But I haven't started on that yet and I didn't start on the corset now either. Instead I made a strophium, a bust wrap. The word is Latin, and it is from Ancient Rome that we have the first evidence of it, both written and, as you can see below, pictorial.
Jag har visserligen gjort en slags romersk dräkt nu i vår, men framför allt hade jag tänkt använda dem till 1100-tal och vikingatid. Från 1100-talet finns skriftliga källor som talar om hur adelskvinnor lindar sina bröst hårt för att de inte ska bli stora, men vi har förstås inget sådant från vikingatiden. Så det är en ren gissning att man kanske, eventuellt lindade sina bröst då också, om man tyckte att de slängde runt för mycket ;)
I princip har jag gjort precis som Þóra Sumarliðadóttir.
While I do have a sort of Roman costume that I made this spring, I mostly plan to wear this with my 12th century and viking clothing. From the 12th century there are sources that say that noblewomen bound their breasts so that they shouldn't become big, but of course we have no source like that for the viking period. So it's a guess, that some women sometimes boudn their breasts then too, if they wanted them to stay in one place.
I have basically made it exactly teh way that Þóra Sumarliðadóttir made hers.
The Challenge: 12 - shape and support
Fabric: It was sold as linen, though I suspect thatit may actually be nettle
Pattern: From Þoras blog post.
Year: Hmm, Roman - 12th century
How historically accurate is it? For Roman, very, for viking, its' more conjecture. But it's a period material and hand sewn.
Hours to complete: No idea, maybe four?
First worn: Yesterday when trying on my soon to be finished new viking apron dress
Total cost: It was jsut scraps. From a long time ago.