Of the items I made new, two were for one outfit, my 1740s riding habit from several years back. I've actually only worn the habit once, so I'm looking forward to sporting it in CW. However, it no longer buttons closed.
|This isn't me in the photos, but you can see how the jacket originally fit, fully closed over the stays.|
|The waistcoat, in ivory taffeta. The back pieces are just cotton, with lacing at the waist. The skirt is on the front only, doesn't extend around the back.|
|"History of Underclothes" - from an article by Reconstructing History - click through to read.|
|The habit shirt - short and gathered in back on a twill tape drawstring, which then ties in front. Buttons at the neck and wrists.|
|The three layers together - I think it looks wonderfully complex and interesting worn this way. I absolutely love it!|