maanantai 29. syyskuuta 2014

Mid 18th century shift

My c. 1790 shift was so obviously wrong for my c. 1740 stays that I had to make a new appropriate one. I followed Sharon Ann Burnston's article very closely, including the cut. I was glad to have the article because I never would have dared to make the sleeves so full on my own.

It's completely hand sewn from light weight linen with linen thread.

And having finished the shift, I'm also able to show off the corset a little better.












And without stays:


Construction is explained in detain in the article, but basically the seams are felled, neckline and hem hem stitched and the gathering stroke gathers.







I closed the cuffs with ties through the button holes but you could use cufflinks.





28 kommenttia:

  1. Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing details of the sewing. Such fine stitching! Sharon is a wonderful woman to work with, I've attended some of her lectures and workshops. :)
    -Emily

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  2. Your execution is always so impeccable!

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  3. I adore the close up photos. Such lovely and perfect stitching. I have had a similar shift in my half-done pile for ages. This inspires me to get back to it.

    Caroline

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  4. Few things are as pretty as nicely stitched linens :)

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  5. Oh how lovely! It looks like it is a very comfortable garment! Well done!
    Blessings!
    Gina

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  6. Love those sleeves! The chemise and stays are lovely. :)

    Best,
    Quinn

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  7. I love it! These sleeves are beautiful! :)

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  8. How exquisite! Do you know what I like the most? Your tiny stitches! Beautiful! Would you consider making a tutorial on hand stitching? Thanks!

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  9. Beautiful work! The sleeves came out great :)

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  10. Thank you for the close up of the stitches on the shift - your sewing is impeccable, such tiny stitches!
    Beautiful work!

    Sabine

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  11. Victoria's secret, eat your heart out.

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  12. Beautiful work! I have just started historical costuming and have made a satisfactory pair of stays but am ready to make an all-new pair. I absolutely love your full-boned stays!

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  13. The corset is so beautiful... <3

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  16. Your costuming has inspired me so much, that I want to have a go myself! I love Regency styles (and it seems like it would be simpler than a Victorian bustle dress, which I also love) so I want to start with a dress that I've found on Pinterest (here: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/244461086000011018/).

    But! I'm quite overwhelmed. There is no front view of the dress, so I need to find out it's dating so I can work out what it would probably have looked like. And I want to do this 'properly' so I'll need undergarments and a Regency era corset and and and...

    Can you (or any other commenters) recommend a good place to start actually researching the thing? I work in central London and there are some fabulous fabric shops just off Oxford Road (specialising in silks and special cottons) so I should be able to find fabric quite easily.

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    2. Jennifer from historicalsewing.com has a few articles on how to create a dress from a painting/fashion plate so that might be useful :)

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