So the long and the short of making it.
The skirt is actually 7 panels (gored) using the skirt pattern from Butterick 6196. The regular pattern only uses 5 panels, but I added two when I bustled the skirt a few years ago. I re-hemmed it so that it sits a few inches off the floor. I just pleated the into a waist band and added a placket. I made the skirt large enough to wear with or without a corset.
The bodice is made using the lining pattern from TV456. I used the upper sleeve pattern to make a pattern for the sleeve. I did the math for the cuff as I wanted to be able to slip my hand through the cuff and not have to fasten it.
Hand crocheted from about 5 skeins of gray lambswool blend. Its big enough and basic enough to be used for several centuries of costumes.
That would be the white blouse part in the close-up. I went shopping at the thrift store for a blouse that closed around me neck and had pretty embroidery. It cost about $4 at the thrift shop.
The Bonnet needs to be embellished but I’m very excited!
So last Sunday we adopted a 5 week old male kitten. He’s ADORABLE. However, he naps a lot (as babies tend to do). Here is his latest napping place of choice… On my bookshelf and his bedding of choice? A 6-skein hand crocheted alpaca shawl.
I suppose I should be glad he didn’t decide it looked like a litter box….
so the second washcloth that I’m working on is with a size mm hook and i only chained 24 to start so that it will be the same size as the first (size g hook – chain 32). am packing up to take to show tonight to work on…