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I tried on my petticoat yesterday so that I could fit the straps. So you get (not very exciting bathroom mirror) pictures! The fabric is a cotton print from the Old Sturbridge Village collection by Judie Rothermel and I found the actual fabric on the OSV website, which dates it to 1822, so a bit after this outfit, but still pretty close. This petticoat has a gored front piece and straight back piece that is gathered at CB. Slits are left in the seams to reach pockets (which I'm hoping to make for this month's HSM challenge: Holes), and the hook and eye closure is at the left seam. The waistband is fabric and the straps are twill tape, based on this example from the Royal Ontario Museum. I'm wearing it over my quick 'n' dirty Regency stays that I made for CoCo last year and my shift, which you can see I adjusted by gathering the back neckline to a band because it was too big.
I need to finish this off today so I can get started on the shortgown. Hoping to get it patterned today and maybe also cut out.

Date: 2016-05-12 08:53 pm (UTC)
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Ooh, pretty!

Date: 2016-05-12 10:55 pm (UTC)
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Thanks Elizabeth! :) Just finished it, too.

Date: 2016-05-12 09:40 pm (UTC)
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Oh wow - that's SO PRETTY! I love that fabric like crazy!

Date: 2016-05-12 10:58 pm (UTC)
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Thanks Jen! It's been sitting in the stash for a LONG time, so it's about time it got used for something.

Date: 2016-05-12 11:51 pm (UTC)
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love the fabric! the petticoat looks great!

Date: 2016-05-13 02:35 am (UTC)
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Thanks! I'm glad it's done and out of the way. Now working on the shortgown.

Date: 2016-05-13 12:47 am (UTC)
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Fun fabric - it makes it look like the whole thing is cut on the bias!

Date: 2016-05-13 02:36 am (UTC)
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Thank you! Yeah, it gives an interesting effect. I'll have a decent amount left over once this is done. It might be fun to add bias ruffles that would look like they're cut on the straight.

Date: 2016-05-14 01:04 pm (UTC)
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I was wondering if it was cut on the bias, but presumably not. I love the idea of bias ruffles if you have the fabric :-)

It's great! I love it :-)

Date: 2016-05-14 08:21 pm (UTC)
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Nope, it's just a tricky fabric. There's a floral pattern running diagonally one way and the blue-white ombre stripe running diagonally the other way.

Thanks! :)

Date: 2016-05-15 02:44 am (UTC)
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It's fabulous fabric :-)

Date: 2016-05-13 02:43 am (UTC)
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Date: 2016-05-13 05:07 pm (UTC)
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Thanks Ginger! :)

Date: 2016-05-13 11:07 am (UTC)
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Very nice! You've got a good fit going.

Date: 2016-05-13 05:07 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! I was using skirt measurements from your book to figure out dimensions. :)

Date: 2016-05-16 03:53 pm (UTC)
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Oooh! Very nice!

Date: 2016-05-16 06:26 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! :)


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