Finally completed my girls new outfits for this year.
The completed outfit consists of a hat, linen shirt, linen reversible bodice and skirt. I used handmade hooks and eyes for the skirt closures and bras rings for all the lacing. the skirts have brass rings which allow me to lace the skirt to the bodice which make the outfit more durable for 8 year old use. Now that Mommy has seen the girls in their cute outfits, she'd like one to match too. Well, that wasn't on the list of projects... yet.
Date: 2010-07: Child's Linen Lace Trimmed Shirt with no Collar (Mimi) (Depth)
Date: 2010-07: Child's Linen Lace Trimmed Shirt with no Collar (Nao) (Depth)
Date: 2010-07: Child's Skirt Blue Skirt (Depth)
Date: 2010-07: Child's Skirt Green Skirt (Depth)
This item is designed for use by an eight year old girl. My primary concern is for comfort and appearance and not function or period accuracy. My children love to go to renfaires and love to dress up. I needed to make this item look "period" while being as comfortable as possible. The skirt was constructed of a medium weight linen and machine sewn.