As I suspected, with working all of Saturday and out carousing with all the moms all day Sunday, I didn’t get much sewing done. I have been working on the pleats for my 1890s underskirt but it is a slow and plodding process. How did anyone manage to get clothes finished when the detail stuff all has to be done by hand and takes forever?
A few weeks ago I did dig out my souvenir box and got some photos of my first attempt at a “reproduction”. I was 16 at the time (over 30 years ago). Needless to say, being about 90 pounds heavier, I couldn’t get into the darn thing so I just laid it out on the floor for ya.
Sixteen year old me knew I needed a corset. I knew that it should be made out several pieces of strong fabric and it could be trimmed. I knew it laced up the back…
I also didn’t know about busks.
But, I didn’t know about the 3 or 4 layers of fabric.
I had a petticoat…which is good enough that I could use it today.
Here is the front.
I made a reticule.
The squished plastic sun hat makes me laugh.