|I look fairly miserable (very Victorian of me!) but I'm actually happy with the outfit.|
The bodice is made of cotton print, lined in (green, ahem) cotton broadcloth, and boned with artificial whalebone. It closes with hooks and bars up the front; the buttons are just for show! Collar and cuffs are strips of voile, knife-pleated up to strips of cotton/twill tape, and tacked in. Collars and especially cuffs are tiny things that often get left off reproductions, but if you look at plates and photos, women almost always have cuffs and collars on their dresses. (I almost left cuffs off, because it's been really hot ironing the past few days and I didn't want to iron any more! but I'm glad I suffered through a bit more ironing.)
first post about the outfit, from last fall.
|Look next to the 3rd bone from the right...yeah, that's a seam.|
|With the wacky pieced-in bits outlined in red for you all.|
|And I do very much like that skirt!|
And bonus video! Since I remembered my camera takes video (wow 2008 technology), and I enjoy how the skirt pleats move while I walk.
And a few photos from an event at Fort Mott over the weekend. Not with the bodice, just the shirtwaist, but it was an enjoyable afternoon. Despite being quite humid (I sweated right through my corset in places...ew)! Wore my Dorky Straw Hat tied behind instead of under the chin, and I think it looked marginally less dorky, so I think that will continue.
|Keep that fan moving!|
|Trying to look cool.|