Monday, February 11, 2013

Historical Sew Fortnightly: Challenge 3


The Challenge: Under it All

Fabric: Kona Cotton

Pattern: Self-made.  It's a tube with a band the size of my underbust and straps.  The bustle is two crescents I eyeballed.

Year: 1820

Notions: Cotton Twill Tape, Polyester Batting, Thread

How historically accurate is it?  Except for the long seam it's all hand-sewn, and a hand buttonhole, so not bad there.  The pattern I came up with but it looks like period examples.  It should probably have self-fabric straps but I wanted fast.  I've never seen a bustle sewn-in like this, but I wanted to eliminate a waist layer.

Hours to complete: 10

First worn: ?

Total cost: stash

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