The Challenge: #2 pleats.
The sleeve cuffs were to be gathered according to the instructions but I used pleats. I gathered the top of the sleeves. The bottom hem could be gathered into a waist band but I went with the loose tuck in version (just a straight hem.)
Material: cotton blend
Pattern: Truly Victorian TV441 1861 Garibaldi Blouse
Notions: buttons, trim
How historically accurate is it? The pattern is correct. The fabric is a poly/cotton blend. The trim is, at best, a blend but I am fairly sure the lace part is totally poly. The buttons are plastic which is incorrect from my quick research. It is machine sewn, which is plausible but the button holes would have been done by hand not machine. I believe the colors are plausible. I’d give it about 60%.
Hours to complete: About 10
First worn: Not until this summer some time.
Total cost: The trim was given to me, the buttons were well under a dollar. The fabric was on sale and came to under $10.
This is the first piece for my 1861 Señora dress.
At last I have a new computer. And now the adjustment phase. I have to remember internet sites that I used to have book marked. I have to learn where everything is and how it is done (Thank you Windows 10 for that necessity-and honestly I hate the look of many of my favorite sites now…I hate change.) I have to wait until my husband’s computer wizard friend or my son can salvage stuff from the old computer and/or I rebuild what can’t be saved.
I am thinking of all the photographs that are in that old machine. I am grateful for this blog, Pinterest and Facebook because many of the best photographs are there at least.
Bare with me a few more days….
I just got word that my new computer is going to arrive this Thursday! Well ahead of schedule! I am hoping that I will be fully functioning by next week! I see the light at the end of the tunnel!
I’m really into making mitts these days.
They match my cape that does not hang that well.
Still no computer so still typing on my phone so that is all I have for you today.
Tuesdays are my volunteer evenings at the Costume Museum. This past Tuesday I found a lovely pair of scissors. I don’t know the date.
It is hard to see on my phone (grrr) but I hope, on your computers (lucky devils), you can see the detail that caught my eye. The space in between the handles is shaped to look like a cross. I thought it was very pretty. I wonder if that was just a pretty decoration or if it was used in a church or if it was intended to remind the user to do their work for God. If any of you know more about this I’d love to hear about it.
I can’t compute – still no computer, but I can still knit. I have just finished a sortie, which is a winter bonnet. The Godley’s pattern is on the bottom of this phone screen shot. There is a full copy with plain modern instructions here: http://www.koshka-the-cat.com/sortie.html
I think my wool is too thick because mine seems bulkier than what I have seen other costumers make but, my winters are colder so I’m leaving it as is.
It is made from scraps from mitts I have made so now I have a set.
I thank you again for bearing with me and my technical issues.
Car: not dead and not expensive. One faulty oil filter=one totally free repair! Yeah!
Computer: dead. Hubby is talking to a guy who is talking to a guy who might
be able to get me one on a discount. But if one is not on the way by Saturday, I am going rouge and I’m buying one in a store known for expensive stuff. Just saying… Then I got to get my computer guy to do the autopsy on the dead one and get my files out. What voodoo is it that these computer wizards perform? I understand not.