Yippidy-do-da! I have another challenge complete and ready to share!
I have to say, this time around I had such a hard time figuring out what I was going to make! I absolutely love making antique underpinnings! And though I don't recall sharing that particular kind of project with you, believe me when I say I have made my share of pantaloons and slips! Not to mention trying my hand countless times on corsetry. Anyway- I finally decided on this wonderful pattern that has been yearning to be made. Which ended up being the perfect project- not too time consuming (since I was gone most of last week) just glorious detail and still rich in learning!
Just in case you missed my last sewing challenge post, you can see that just by clicking this.
To see further what this is all about (I did write of it briefly in the linked to post above) visit The Dreamstress for this year's guidelines.
Let's dig in to this project fellow seamstresses!
Details needed for the challenge:
The Challenge: Under it all. Make the foundations of your outfit: the things that go under it to provide the right shape and support, and to protect your fancy outer garments from sweat and grime
Fabric: Three yards of 100% muslin cotton. Bought at Jo-Ann Fabrics with coupon for $4.50.
Pattern: Simplicity 2621 (view B)
Notions: Embroidery floss (little sister's stash) and thread.
How historically accurate is it? As far as my opinion- probably 95% since I didn't hand-sew it completely which would have been more accurate. Other than that, the structure and embroidery detail is perfecto! It could have been placed earlier had I made the neck with a draw string. Other wise the neckline is accurate- necklines were beginning to not be as low as in the past.
Hours to complete: About 4.5
First worn: Only tried on so far- as soon as I attached the sleeves.
Total cost: Nearly $5.
I just love how the sleeves turned out! That is one of my favorite things about sewing, mixing and matching patterns! How wonderful! I would love to use this sleeve in the future!
|FYI this is the back view of the shift.|
I kind of wish this project would have come up sooner, if not in the challenges, on my own 'list'.
It will be ever so warm on winter nights under a flannel nighty! And perhaps under my project that I have always longed to make- a resistance gown. I hope that it will work it's way into all this soon!
Have you ever made your own underpinnings of some kind?
Do you embroider?
How do you think I did in dating this piece?
a Fellow Sewer