HSF: #18, Re-make, Re-use, and Re-Fashion
This used to be a civil war dress I got a long time ago when I was interested in historical clothing but not sewing it yet. I wish I had taken a picture before I cut it to see how horribly inaccurate it was, but to get an idea, what I have left is the ruffle elastic neckline/sleeve thing that is off the shoulder. I googled 'civil war dress' to try to find one that looked like it and couldn't find any that bad! Adding 'costume' found one though...
So that's an idea of what I started with. I actually used the same fabric to make a jacket for the HSF challenge Separates a few weeks back. For this challenge I used the remaining fabric to make an 18th century petticoat and matching stomacher.
I'm not sure if I love the rounded stomacher, I think next time I'll try a pointed one and I think I want to try boning it next time so it has just a little more support to it. Also I got stingy on the fabric, cut the stomacher off center and refused to let myself take anymore from the skirt ( which of course I should have just re-made it, I ended up with more than enough from the skirt... oh well)
The Challenge: Re-make, Re-use, Re-Fashion
Fabric: Red and white cotton print
Pattern: none. I used these tutorials from here and here and here and here and there's even more out there.
Year: 18th century. I'm trying more for around 1780
How historically accurate is it? The stomacher was hand sewn and then I got lazy on the petticoat and machine sewed it because I didn't have much free time to work on it.
Hours to complete: Not long, I did them both on different days though.
First worn: For pictures
Total cost: $0
And now... here's the full outfit put together finally!
and a bonus cat picture. I tried to get a cute picture, he wasn't having it...