Usually when I do a Historical Fortnightly challenge, it is something that is really fun and exciting and colorful and not a necessity. This time around though, I used the challenge to propel me into making something that I need to make another challenge! How fun! Anyhoo, I made a Regency Era chemise/shift last year followed by another Historical Sew Fortnightly challenge Regency Stays. There were big plans of a Lewis and Clark picnic when my friend Josie came to Idaho and then we both took off to California for Costume College...then my back intervened and things got nixed. Stooooopeeeeed back!!! Well, here we are at 2014 and I am going to get a Regency Era outfit done if it...we won't say anything else.
The next step in my Regency wardrobe was to make a bodiced petticoat. It was rather simple as I already had it cut out! Yeah!! I know, it is a boring, white, piece of clothing, but it is done and on time even!!
|Bodiced Petticoat front. I love the look of this garment!|
|I did not enjoy the placket part of construction...I had to slit the top of the skirt down the center and go from there. I know how to do it, but I do not enjoy it.|
|For the hem, Lara of Lara Corsets suggested cording the very bottom of the hem. I did that and then added pretty tucks to take up the length and add stability to the hem.|
|Pattern I used. Wonderful, fabulous set Mama and I bought together! Can't wait to make more of these wonderful garments.|
|The packaging is even lovely!|
The Challenge: #4 Under It All
Fabric: A very fine, thin cotton
Pattern: La Mode Bagatelle Regency Wardrobe
Year: 1811-1820 (Regency Era)
Notions: antique shell buttons, metal hooks and eyes, synthetic thread
How Historically Accurate Is It?: You know, I'm not quite sure. I have not done nearly enough research into this era...but the pattern appears to be very historically accurate and the fabric is cotton. I did use a sewing machine as I do not have any time to hand sew something from start to finish...
Hours to Complete: Maybe 12 (the turning right side out of the bodice took quite a while...)
First Worn: Not yet..don't know when it will be worn...for sure in August!
Total Cost: Fabric was $8.00
Now I just need to wait for Challenge #9 to come around! At that point in time, Historical Sew Fortnightly will have been a part of 4 layers of my Regency Era outfit! How cool is that?