Saturday, October 18, 2014
I'll endeavor to fix the worst of the fit issues this week; probably tomorrow. It could also do with some boning in the front as well, apparently the original didn't have it, but I need it!
Oh, ignore the hair, they definitely didn't have scrunchies then!
The Challenge: Terminology
Fabric: Polyester curtaining - the weave is right, but the content is most definitely not!
Pattern: Janet Arnold polonaise 1770-1780
Year: 1775 approximately
Notions: thread, hooks and eyes
How historically accurate is it? The pattern is, but the fabric isn't. Sewing is a mix of machine and hand; so I'm saying about 50%
Hours to complete: A lot, and more to come to change the fit a bit.
First worn: for the photoshoot, planning on wearing it for a school drop off if I can get help to get into it and next Saturday to the weavers and spinners guild
Total cost: Probably somewhere around $40 all up; hard to know though.
This came under several terminology items.
Robings which is the trim that goes around the back of the neck, down the bodice and into the skirt; these are hand sewn and might be hiding one or two sins in the dress make up.
Sabot Sleeves: The sleeves have a curve built in at the elbow to facilitate movement
Not yet sure what my next foray into historical clothing will be, but I think there will be more effort put into fitting first.
Posted by Rachelle at 8:13 PM
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