Finally I’ve finished something. It feels like it’s been *weeks* since I’ve even picked up a pair of scissors. I decided to throw together a slim wool skirt for a daytime Titanic tea party we’re having here on The Centennial. Mostly this was inspired by a shirtwaist I nabbed several weeks ago at Sacramento Antiques, and now I’m really glad I put together the skirt to go with it – looks sharp!
Skirt: Blue wool lined in taffeta; Butterick 4092
Blouse: Vintage waist, 1910-15
|The buttons on the skirt are inspired by this image of Lily Elsie, although mine doesn’t have nearly as many buttons.|
I purchased girdle to wear underneath, to get the smooth line of the waist and hips, but I won’t be wearing full period undergarments. Instead, just a lacy white camisole underneath, the girdle, and a slip of some sort. Black stockings and shoes (they’ll have to be my Mary Janes, and not Astoria /sad), and a hat of some sort will complete the look.
|The back – there were quite a few holes that I attempted to darn – improvement, maybe? Time will tell.|
I found a hat style I like, and some similar styles shown in the Sears pages from 1912. It looks fairly easy to make, so I think I’ll give it a try in the next couple weeks: