The Challenge: January- Foundations
Fabric:- Tan cotton twill from the stash
Pattern: Taken from an original held in the Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher OK.
Year: Late Victorian- we are guessing about landrun time 1889-1890's
Notions: Cotton crochet yarn (sugar and cream) busk, thread, two pieces of boning, cotton twill tape
How historically accurate is it?- Probably fairly close I'd say 85%- pattern is correct, fabric is plausible- I used larger grommets and a nylon cording until I can find something better.
Hours to complete: I would say I have about 12 hours in it-
First worn: Just for photos but I am looking forward to using it at museum events.
Total cost: Fabric - about a yard at $6, grommets/busk/boning $15, other notions (thread, yarn, twill tape) $5 - so around $26 total?