I'm quite happy I finally quit procrastinating and got working on my new Edwardian Undies. I first bought the pattern and intended on beginning it two years ago! It's about time I got around to starting them. And finishing them.
Ah, but if I had a nickel for every time I did that...
The Challenge: #1, Procrastination
Material: Cotton Batiste
Pattern: Truly Victorian TVE02
Year: About 1903
Notions: Lace, china buttons, silk ribbon.
How historically accurate is it? The materials are correct, though after starting the project, I questioned using a zig zag stitch on the insertion, as I didn't see instructions for insertion like that in my antique sewing manuals. After looking into it, as far as I can tell, the zig zag stitch was invented in the late 19th century, but was only used in industrial sewing until the late 1940's. But I had gone too far to switch the stitching... Ah well, with each project I learn more to be better next time!
Hours to complete: About a week of sewing in the afternoons.
First worn: Not yet!
Total cost: I didn't count. I had pretty much everything in my stash. Just ordered some extra insertion and ribbon after running out.