In addition to changing the bodice gathers to tucks, I eliminated the pockets and cuffs, curved the collar, pleated the sleeve head (it had gathers), and put a little tuck at the base of the sleeve.
The Challenge: Create something in black and white, or white or black.
Fabric: Pants: Cotton sateen. Blouse: Cotton shirting.
Pattern: Wearing History's Smooth Sailing Trousers and Blouse (modified), found here.
Year: 1930's (mid to late)
Notions: Pants: Hook and bar, metal zipper, thread. Blouse: Buttons, a scrap of bias tape, thread.
How historically accurate is it? Good, I think. I did use modern seam finishing on the blouse though.
Hours to complete: Shorts: about 6, Blouse: 15. With my changes I had quite a bit of work to do to get the blouse to fit properly, but it was definitely worth it.
First worn: For photos. I'm wearing the blouse tonight with modern jeans though, and the shorts will get a lot of use later this summer.
Total cost: Shorts: Fabric--$15, zipper--$3. Blouse: The fabric was given to me, buttons--$4. So $21 total. Not bad.
And one more. This one is probably my favorite. My parents had a black and white umbrella, which I thought would make a good prop, but it's bigger than I am--by a lot--, so all together it looks a bit funny.