This week's been the week of underwear sewing! I didn't get much more done on the corset, because I still need some of the supplies, so I decided to work on the other undies.
I started these combinations in June - they're based on a pair dated to the 1870-80s in Nancy Bradfield's Costume in Detail (pg 250) - and put them aside while I made the fluffy 1860s dress. They're really stupid easy, and pretty much just like my 1860s chemise with legs!
They're made of cotton muslin, embroidered with a bit of cotton floss on the yoke. It's not a period design (I lifted it from one of my cheapie embroidery books, with a bit of adaptation), but it's one of those Close Enough things!
|And the tucks and lace on the legs.|
Pretty close to being finished - I'm putting on the waistband now, and then I just have to make the flounce at the hem...which may take a while, if there's lace insertion involved. Haven't decided yet.