February’s challenge is done. It is two months late but worth it!
The Challenge: 2 Remake Reuse Refashion
Material: Battenberg lace table cloth
Pattern: TVE41 Plain Blousewaist
Notions: Bias tape, buttons, hooks and eyes
How historically accurate is it? The pattern is good (thank you Truly Victorian for your dedicated work). Linen was used as was Battenberg lace (though the lace was added after the shirt was assembled). It is a vintage or older table cloth so the weave might be more accurate than a modern linen, but I am only guessing. The color is good. My buttons are plastic which is not ideal-possible but not common. It is intended for day wear for my persona (upper middle class middle aged woman). I think the silhouette is good. Biggest problem is the corset-not the shirt itself. I give it about 85%.
Hours to complete: Not bad, once I got going. I’d say about 30.
First worn: Not yet
Total cost: $15 for the table cloth, $5 for the buttons.
I’ve juggled around my projects and gave myself an easy one to work on next weekend. That should get April’s challenge off my dance card. Stay tuned.