Wednesday, July 17, 2013
HSF Challenge #15 White - Regency Waist Petticoat
The Challenge: #15 'White'
I chose an 'off' white fabric for my waist petticoat. It was very simple. I took 2metres of fabric cut in half so each peice was 45inches wide and 1metre high (yes I know I'm mixing measurements). Sewed up the two side seams leaving about 15cm at the top on one side only and made a placket.
Cut the right length bias binding to fit my waist. Pleated the pack and gathered the front then attached the binding. Added the hook & eye then straps.
Fabric: Off-white polycotton.
Pattern: No pattern. Self drafted.
Notions: Some kind of tape (it was given to me so I haven't a clue its name), bias binding, hook & eye.
How historically accurate is it? Other than the material composition I think its accurate shapewise and does what it needs to do.
Hours to complete: I lose track coz I put down and pick up. A couple of days all handsewn.
First worn: Well tried it on for photoshoot today.
Total cost: approx £9