So I’ve already done a post about my design projects from my 1st year, now it’s time for some of my sewing projects. Among others we made a timed sample of a ‘man’s period shirt’.
It is now available from my Etsy shop BelphoebeDesigns, under the name Period Shirt/Smock. Men’s style of shirt remained fairly static through the 16th-19th Centuries. Here are some example of shirts very similar to mine.
It can also be worn by women for the Tudor/Elizabethan era. Here are two heavily decorated ones. I wouldn’t mind making one with ruffles at the cuffs and collar, and with blackwork too.
I have also made a corset or stays from this period. I attended a class at Morley College while I was doing my Textile Foundation there (taught incidentally by a graduate of the Wimbledon Costume Interpretation degree). It is based on the 16th and 17th century corsets in Period Costume for Stage and Screen: Patterns for Women’s Dress 1500-1800 by Jean Hunnisett. It is also available from Etsy under the name Custom made Tudor/Elizabethan Corset to your measurements and specifications. Here is one I made in another colour, without tabs, and with a smaller dip at the front.
But back to 1st year at Wimbledon. We made a bumroll or roll farthingale. They were worn through the 16th to 19th centuries. It is available under the name Bumroll/Roll Farthingale.We then made a petticoat to fit over the bumroll. Available under the name Custom 16th to 18th Century Petticoat.
It could be worn over any padding, here it is without any. So there you have it, all my historical sewing projects. We also did some other sewing projects including a hat which I will post about in the near future.