Bam! I’ve had this cut out but unfinished since last spring. But not anymore! Upon seeing that the November challenge in Trystan’s accessories-a-long was fans, I knew I had to finish this UFO. So I pulled out the silk fabric, sewed on the sequins, and glued the leaf to the fan sticks.
The Accessory: Ivory silk fan
Historical Period: Late 1700s (for use with 1780s and 1790s outfits)
Outfit It Accessorizes: I am planning on using this with my navy zone front
Materials Used: Ivory silk taffeta, plastic fan sticks repurposed from a wedding favor fan, screen printing ink, an iron on transfer, 6 mm sequins, cotton thread (for sewing on the sequins), and gem tac glue (for attaching to the fan sticks)
Techniques Used: Stenciling fabric, attaching iron-on transfers, sewing on sequins, gluing on fan sticks
(PS–if you want to make your own fan of this style, I have a tutorial posted here.)