Yay! It‘s time for #HistoricalApril – my annual historical costuming challenge that I host on my instagram account @lina_sewhistorically! 😀
What‘s New This Year (2020)?
It‘s now the third year that I‘m hosting an instagram historical costuming challenge in April! But what‘s new this year: I‘m hosting #HistoricalApril for the first time! #HistoricalApril replaces my 1920s historical costuming challenge #ArtDecoApril which I hosted the last two years.
What Is #HistoricalApril?
#HistoricalApril is a month-long historical costuming challenge which I host on my instagram account @lina_sewhistorically. -> Follow me on instagram! #HistoricalApril starts on April 1 and ends on April 30, 2020. Every day there‘s a prompt, such as ‘favorite historical dress’ or ‘details’, and you post a photo that fits the theme.
How Do I Participate?
Participating is really easy! Every day you can post a photo or video that fits the daily prompt. Tag #HistoricalApril and @lina_sewhistorically in your post – and invite your friends to participate too! You can post old photos or new photos. And you can share your handmade historical costumes and accessories – old or new or even unfinished makes – and antique and vintage clothes that were made before WW2 (But I don‘t mind if you post your favorite post-WW2 outfit if you think it‘s perfect for one of the prompts.) 😉
I Don‘t Sew Or Own Historical Costumes – Can I Still Participate?
Of course! You can also share historical recipes, hairstyles, architecture, historical tidbits, antique furniture, historically inspired outfits and so on that fits the daily theme.
#HistoricalApril In A Nutshell
- April 1 – 30, 2020
- instagram historical sewing & costuming challenge
- for all eras pre-WW2 (1939): such as Roman, medieval, Victorian, Edwardian & 1920s
- post a photo that fits the daily prompt
- tag #HistoricalApril and @lina_sewhistorically in your post
Daily Prompts 2020
- at home
- favorite era or favorite historical dress
- in the making, recent makes & plans
- health, crisis & disaster
- behind the scenes
- most authentic
- travel – the Grand Tour
- by the water
- tea & picnic
- favorite technique
- make do and mend – makeover & refashion
- find the differences – inspired by a movie, fashion plate or painting
- exoticsm & orientalism
- hand sewing
- odd & confusing
- novelty & innovation
- mirror mirror on the wall – mirror reflections
- it‘s not what it looks like
- reenact a painting
Please share & repost and invite your friends to participate too! 😀