Fabric: Some linen from stash
Year: 1776, the stays are the same era; I mistyped in their challenge.
Notions: Thread (polyester), cotton twill tape
How historically accurate is it? Hmmm, the pattern is I suspect pretty good, fabric ok too, but there's the cotton twill tape and the polyester thread, and it's machine sewn and might have had some contact with the overlocker too; so probably around 70%
Hours to complete: 4
First worn: not worn yet, waiting for the dress
Total cost: all from stash, so was effectively free.
|You can tell it's linen from the insane creasing from working with it!|
I think Bonnie is slightly different than me on proportions though, the stays sit further down her bust so she's obviously perkier than I am.
Next to make is the actual polonaise and the pretty petticoat to go over this one. Got to go stash diving for the petticoat fabric though; what I want to use doesn't look like it's period correct unfortunately.