And since I've already talked about the outfit's construction in Part 1, I'll just throw some photos at you and let them do most of the talking!
(Most of it. Don't worry, I can't be quiet for an entire post!)
I took a picture of two of each layer as I put it on...
|Shift! And lumpy arms. No, they don't come off. Yes, that makes it interesting to dress her.|
From the advertisement: "An Irish servant girl named Mary Heany, short and thick; had on when she went away...an old black quilt...
"...brownish striped petticoat..."
"...[and] lightish colored jacket".
|I love this lacing! It looks all fancy but it's not really.|
|I think the wrinkles show up more in the pictures than in real life. Though it's unlikely an indentured servant would have had a perfectly fitted jacket, so I told myself it was ok.|
|It kind of looks like her arm is on backwards here. Arm-wrangling is difficult!|
|I ended up hitching up the top petticoat on one side with a pin. It might look a wee bit silly, but you need to be able to see the quilted petticoat, since she'll be displayed with her advert!|