The Challenge: #4; Under it All
Fabric: Handkerchief line from Fabrics-store.com
Pattern: Used the diagram from Costume Close Up and some information from http://www.marquise.de/en/1700/howto/frauen/18chemise.shtml
Notions: Linen thread, beeswax
How historically accurate is it? Pretty good really. The fabric is pretty accurate. All seams are handsewn and flat felled. Lots of running stitch and some whipstitching on the hems.
Hours to complete: I don't know, but it was a lot; so many seams with little stitches took forever!
First worn: Not worn yet, but made to go under my 1776 outfit once finished. I did have a nineteenth century shift, but the sleeves were wrong and so was the neckline for this period.
Total cost: $45US for the fabric and shipping, plus about $8 for the thread I think.
|I was talking to my photographer when this was taken|
|I think I should have blocked it harder|
|But it still looks good on Bonnie and it's lovely and warm too!|