Saturday, March 15, 2014

HSF '14 Challenge #5: Bodice

Greetings one and all from the great state of Washington! In typical fashion, I have no pictures yet, but for now I'm hanging out with my sister and getting licked to death by her extremely affectionate dog.

 A while ago I made myself a bustle dress to wear to a Victorian picnic, and it's become my default ensemble for all such events. I never really liked the original bodice, so this challenge was the perfect excuse to make a new one.
 The pattern is a combination of Truly Victorian patterns 422 and 463, and made of spotted cotton voile. I found the trim pre-pleated at Jo-ann fabrics and accented it with a little blue ribbon. The corsage is for another project.

  • Historical Sew Fortnightly 2014

The Challenge: Bodice
Fabric: Cotton voile
Pattern: Truly Victorian 422 and 463
Year: 1880's
Notions: Thread, ruffled trim, blue satin ribbon
How historically accurate is it? Both machine and hand sewn
Hours to complete: I wasn't keeping track
First worn: not yet
Total cost: $15