(1) For my working class ensemble, I plan to make a couple of short-gowns to mix and match. You may recognize this one from some of my other pictures - I actually made it for the museum, but I'm using the same pattern (with a few adjustments) for short-gowns of my own.
|Front view. The short-gown closes with an under-bust drawstring and pins.|
|Small pleats in the front. |
|Lots of gathering in the back. |
(The waistband does close, Beatrice, my dressform, is just a little larger than me)
|Close up of the tucks and hem.|
(4) When I get stuck and frustrated with fitting issues...it's time for a small, side project, which means: 1810s accessories!
|Ruffled kerchief. |
(I've been experimenting with different sized triangles, but this one I think is my best.)
|View of sunbonnet with cap peaking out.|