- Chemise - While I want to make a new one with the Indian cotton that I made V's from, I've a perfectly acceptable substitute for now - an old nightgown made of lawn.
- Pantalettes or drawers - Yes, they will be split crotch. No, I haven't a pattern for them yet... Do you have ANY idea of how difficult it is to go to the ladies room in hoops and a corset?
- Corset - project du jour
- Corded petticoat - project for tomorrow (or next week or really when I can get to it.)
- Hoop skirt or cage crinoline. - Sigh. My choices are:
- Make one myself - I haven't done this in 20 years, but I know how. Without a pattern even. Really it's more about do I want to... (The question becomes - Is it worth being able to say 'I made everything I'm wearing except the shoes...') Supplies (if I use a pattern) will run
- Pattern $10.50 (TV 142)
- Hoop wire $48
- Bone casing $24
- oh an some fabric <2 yards and 5 yards of grosgrain ribbon...
- plus shipping and time (I estimate it will take about one day to make.)
- Buy one. <$100 - the down side to this is that it's hard to find hoops in natural fabrics...
- Over-petticoat - the last time it was all ruffled like Scarlet's...
- the Fancy dress... (TV 456) - I already have a pretty brown plaid for it... and some cool olive green trim...squee!
- the Work dress - well I have a skirt (in blue), really I need to make a bodice to go with it. The skirt is one I use for many eras, re-working the waist as necessary to add fullness to the back or even it out.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
So since I want to go to (and work) Dicken's Fair this year my main project is a Victorian outfit. Well, really two since I want a fancy party dress (for GBACG day) and a work (Upper Middle Class) outfit. As with everything in costuming, 'tis best to work from the inside out. For further disclosure at the age of 18 (or so) I spent 6 months to a year playing around doing Civil War re-enactments and made a complete outfit. (Yes I went camping in my corset. I'll have to hunt up the photo(s) and post about it later.)