I've been doing some historical sewing! :D
Between the Stripes and the By the Sea challenges, I knew I had to make something nautical!
I made the Middy blouse for challenge #8 and the belt for #7 though I didn't get around to taking pictures of it till now!
The hat is one I retrimmed to go with my Lady Mary's garden party dress. It's not a perfect match but I didn't really have anything else to wear.
I took these photos by a river since there wasn't a near by beach handy and we had some flooding so the water level was quite high!
The Challenge: By the Sea
Fabric: Green poly cotton and striped poly cotton (because I couldn't find any cotton in the right shade of green!)
Pattern: Folkwear Middy Blouse + self drafted patch pockets
Notions: Self-covered buttons
How historically accurate is it? Wish I could have found something with less polyester! Nautical ensembles were very popular during this period and I'm really happy with the silhouette I got.
Hours to complete: 4 or so
First worn: April 2013 just for a photoshoot
Total cost: ~$25
I had a lot of fun running around taking pictures!
I just adore the peplum-ish length of the back! It made the whole outfit so fun.
Can't wait till I get to wear this outfit again! My inspiration/research is located here.