Last year my mentor gifted me with two and a half yards of lilac, plum and burgundy striped silk, and I thought I'd mix it up and do a decade or two earlier than I usually do. There wasn't enough for a full dress, but that just gives me an excuse to make a spencer jacket in a complementary color! Pardon the poor quality of the photos. It's faire season and my usual picture-taker is elsewhere, so it's mostly just me in a mirror.
Here's a closeup of the fabric: The photos don't do it justice
This one's a little closer to the actual color.
Here's the back:
The Challenge: Stripes
Notions: Thread, Skirt hooks and eyes
How historically accurate is it?: Not terribly, as far as I can tell. I haven't been able to find any separate skirt that wasn't part of a riding habit
Hours to complete: 12
First worn: Not yet, but probably at Costume College with a spencer jacket.
Total cost: $0
Challenge #7 is "Accessorize"... but what to make when one is already well supplied with accessories?