A Fashionable Frolic and
To make it more useful for turn of the century events it can be tied at the waist in late 18th century style or raised to a higher early 19th century silhouette with the use of shoulder straps that tie up in the front. I really also like the raised up height as it will help keep my skirts dry when camping in winter.
The completed skirt
Well I am now closer to a finished early Napoleonic impression. I also managed to trim a new sun hat for the event on the weekend.
Still to Do's
To complete this outfit I still need to finish hand sewing my petticoat, finish my cap and make a plaid scarf for my neck.
For my later Napoleonic impression I still have to make my short gown and a new short stay/ transitional under corset.
The Challenge 5# Peasants & Pioneers
Fabric: Blue Linen
Year: ca. 1800
Notions: white cotton tape, natural cotton tape
How historically accurate is it? I believe that this is accurate.
Hours to complete: about 5 hours
First worn: Today to take the completed photos
Total cost: None as everything came out of my fabric and left over stash