What the item is: 1780's wool skirt
Material: A wool blend, haven't done a burn test but it presses like wool and I suspect a bit of mohair too.
Pattern: Koshka the Cat's tutorial
Year: 1780's, made to go with my bum pad
Notions: Polyester thread, twill tape
How historically accurate is it? I used Koshka's instructions so probably fairly accurate on that front, it's all machine sewn though as I'm not willing to put my RSI through 4m of hem. I'd say 70%
Hours to complete: 6?
First worn: Not yet, I'm 4 months post abdominal surgery so not wanting to put the stays etc on yet; that and I don't have the jacket to go with it for wearing out in public yet.
Total cost: $10? The fabric cost me $10 for the whole bolt, then there's the thread and the tape, both of which came from old stash.
I'm figuring this is the sort of skirt you would have worn around home for pottering in, it's short enough to be out of the way but still suitably modest and it's a good hard wearing fabric too. I'm wearing it over the bum pad and a linen petticoat here.
Once I've made the jacket to go with it and reached the point of being able to wear the stays as well I'm going to go grocery shopping in it and possibly drop in to the special needs unit to show my son's classmates. I suspect they'll love it.
In other news I've been knitting and spinning and making T trousers for work.
|This fabric was a freebie from Levana, a wool poly blend I suspect|
|And this one is the same fabric as my skirt, lovely to work with.|
|My combo spin on Esme, first bobbin still not full.|
|My spinning, a little more than the last photo|
|A new shawl in progress using up stash, including handspun on the top tier when I get that far.|
|And my finished socks for Sock Madness, the next round starts any time from now.|