Another project building my late 1880's outfit. You probably already know the back story about it, so I won't repeat it. But I do want to say something regarding my fabric. It is extremely hard these days to find a good quality cotton, with interesting stripes, printed on grain. If you can afford them, reproduction fabrics are often the way to go. And I have to mention Lolly's Fabrics in Shipshewana, Indiana, where I have found more reproduction cottons than anywhere else on the planet (that I have been). Seriously. Go to Lolly's.
And now on to the photos.
The Challenge: The Great Outdoors
Fabric: Windham Fabrics Presents Orchard House ca. 1860; Cotton; found at Lolly's Fabrics in Indiana
Pattern: Truly Victorian's 1885 Four Gore Underskirt - TV261
Notions: Thread and cotton bias tape. I'm waiting to add a closure until I make a new corset.
How historically accurate is it? Pretty good.
Hours to complete: 8
First worn: Just for photos, it'll wait until the rest is done for a proper wear.
Total cost: About $40 for fabric, the bias tape was from stash.