Ever since the Athenaeum I've been suffering from sewing burnout. I just haven't wanted to do anything except sit and watch Supernatural and feel mopey about not being in 1860.
But no more - I've found a cure! FABRIC SHOPPING!
I left intending to buy lining for my 1840s ballgown and came back with that, and some really lovely wavy repro 1860s cotton print for a new camp dress. I can't start it, however, until I finish what I already have on my plate, so I buckled down, put on John Adams and worked until midnight finishing this baby.
|And, like most of mine, it's waaaay too long.|
|Yeah, pay no mind to the hem malfunction...|
It's just my usual darted bodice base with sleeves filched off of one of Elizabeth's Simplicity patterns. I didn't have instructions or anything, so I just... wung it? Winged it? Whatever. It hangs a bit strangely, but I think that the pleats are a great addition.
And now, the deet shots...
One of the kind ladies at the Sewing Academy told me that it didn't matter how it looked on the inside so long as it looks nice on the outside... Well, here's that in action!
|Coming soon (ish)!|