Today is the day that the Dreamstress has set for completion of her 6th Challenge “Stripes”. I had hoped to have my whole 1840s copper penny dress done but alas, I only managed to finish the bodice part. (Except for the hooks in the back that can only be added once the skirt has been added on.)I’m pretty pleased how it looks on Trudy. I have yet to try it on. I’ll have to wait until I can find someone who can pin the back shut for me.I’m not sure I’m loving the fringe on the back…it reminds me to much of a country and western shirt.
The Challenge: 6 Stripes
Fabric: Some sort of synthetic blend
Pattern: Truly Victorian German Gather Dress
Notions: thread and fringe (also synthetic)
How historically accurate is it? 50%-the synthetic fibers and machine sewing drives the percentage down
Hours to complete: @32
First worn: Not yet
Total cost: About $50
I hope to get the skirt done in the next week. This means I can submit it for the Squares, Rectangles and Triangles challenge in June.