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.
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