It turns out my embroidery skills are severely lacking. Plus, 18th century pockets are not at the top of the list of things I need before a certain event coming up. *Cries* I wanted to make them so badly, but embroidery is not my forte. I've tried it. It's okay.
So, here are my lame split drawers, using a bone button from my stash that came from great great Grandma.
There is a more period correct way to do laundry markings, but I am personally not picky about something like laundry markings.
I had planned on doing 3 tucks, but....something happened.
What the item is: Split drawers
The Challenge: Heirlooms and Heritage
Fabric: 1 1/2 yards muslin
Pattern: from the Sewing Academy
Year: 1860's, ish.
Notions: Bone button, thread
How historically accurate is it? 80%, just a random number, but close enough to originals and definitely passes the "original cast recognizable".
Hours to complete: Around 6. More than it should have, but I handsewed a lot of it, just so I could watch North and South at the same time. :)
First worn: Not yet
Total cost: Under $5
Coming Up: Dog Leg Closure Tutorial, the easy way.