This has been done for a couple of weeks but still within the guidelines of the challenge (which is 6 weeks before the due date). How refreshing to be done with a ton of wiggle room compared to high pressure last minute sliding in across the finish line or coming in 2 weeks after every one has packed up and left the race track.
I had started the bodice for the bodice challenge but only got as far as the mock up.
Pattern: TV 443
Notions: lace buttons
How historically accurate is it? probably one of my more accurate because it is real silk and not a fake. I didn’t use an 1860’s sewing machine, my buttons are plastic, the lace is machine-made and I have no idea if that was happening yet. I have no hot clue if my fabric is weaved (wove? woven?-lol) like they did it in the 1860’s so I’ll give it an 85-90%
Hours to complete: I forgot to count. 30?
First worn: not yet. I hope to wear it May 7th for a fashion show. That is if emotional eating doesn’t cause so much weight gain that I grow out of it
Total cost: about $50
I also finished the hem on my skirt, which I had left undone until I had the hoops finished.