Montag, 18. November 2013

Challenge # 23 finished!

And just in time, too. My front closing half stays are done. Fortunately the lace arrived a couple of hours ago and I made some final stitches.
The facts:

Thank you Sabine!

The Challenge: # 23: Generosity & Gratitude

Fabric: unbleached muslin, jean; both 100% cotton

Pattern: from "Corsets & Crinolines" - p. 76

Year: 1820's
Notions: polyester lacing and thread, cotton thread for the crording, plastic boning

How historically accurate is it?  Pattern and fabric are okay I guess, but I've done a lot of machine sewing. I give myself 80%

Hours to complete: about 25

First worn: Not worn yet. I don't have a period shift and no dress to wear with. Maybe they will go with my UFO BIB front dress one day?!

Total cost: 8€ for the lacing. The rest is from the stash.

And here are some pictures:

the last stitches




fashion plate