Mid-19th century split drawers, with pin tucks. The pattern I used was all angles, a combination of triangles and rectangles. And it was my first experience with hand sewing an entire garment!
The Challenge: Squares, Rectangles and Triangles
Fabric: Cotton. All cotton.
Pattern: Drafted from Elizabeth Stewart Clark's split drawers pattern.
Year: Mid-19th c.
Notions: Thread, buttons.
How historically accurate is it? I think very. ESC seems focused on accuracy, and I modeled the pin tucks on drawers from the Met.
Hours to complete: Being entirely hand sewn, which I'm not very fast at yet, maybe 15-20. A bit longer than I wanted.
First worn: Mostly this was an exercise in wardrobe building, but maybe this autumn.
Total cost: I actually had no white cotton on hand, so maybe $10.