The Challenge: Black and White
Fabric: cotton voile (just over 3 yds)
Pattern: Period Patterns #90 view vi
Year: 1580s (English)
Notions: 4 snaps
How historically accurate is it? Well, linen was the fabric for undergarments during this period but I had the cotton already and I figured it'd be a huge step up from my other chemise which is made from an old sheet. I did some machine and some hand sewing because if I'm going to do an entirely hand sewn garment, I'll be doing it in 100% period fabrics!
Hours to complete: 4ish
First worn: Not yet! Just another project for the up coming faire season!
Total cost: about $15
It features a gathered neckline which I figure I can always add a ruff to later if I feel like being brave and making a ruff.
The sleeves are also gathered to a cuff.
Not my most exciting project, I know, but the exciting part comes later when I get to wear all my gussied up Ren Faire costumes!