The Challenge: #8 PHD/UFO - Tudor Smock
Pattern: I used the Tudor Tailor book as reference for the 'shapes' using my knowledge of how I make chemises.
Notions: Embroidery floss.
How historically accurate is it? the 'pattern' and shapes are correct. I took inspiration from janet arnolds patterns of fashion for the embroidery. I did most of it by hand. Only the buttonholes were done by machine (but they aren't correct either but then its for convenience). Its close enough for me.
Hours to complete: Lost count as it was a ufo.
First worn: N/ATotal cost: Probably around the £10 mark.
So this challenge was all about finishing PHD (project half done), UFO (Un-Finished Objects). So I started with the smock/nightdress I was planning to make for the fairytale challenge. It had been left unfinished as I couldn't get it to fit right and the collar just didn't work.
|Original 'Smock' nightdress|