Warning this post is heavy with pictures . Up to this point you have seen four aprons for the character Hanna (servant) in the play Little Woman. Well I have been sewing like crazy the last few days and Hanna now has 2 jackets, 1 geribaldi shirt, 2 skirts, 1 petticoat and 1 set of bloomers to add to her costume attire. It also means that this character is now fully costumed and done. I still have 11 other players to finish costumes on but having 1 done is a good feeling. Because Hanna works for the March's sometimes with out pay she does not have much money so her cloths are simple with out much adornment and plain in patterning of fabric ( almost none) because she can only afford to but fabric that are like broadcloth or muslin. She does have little detail of lace here and there and cording and a few details as was the fashion then.
My dress form does not have an off set leg so the pantalets are just pinned to the front for the sake of taking a photo plain in general with a hint of pretty lace at the legs.
The petticoat is the same plain with a hint of lace at the hem.
The shirt for this character is a Geribaldi shirt. Made famous by a military person hwho came to much fame and this is the style of shirt his troops wore. The buttons on the shirt are true to period ie. The are antique jet buttons from the civil war to Victorian era. The lacy cord edge is from about 1920- 1950. The other trims are also vintage just don't know exactly there age the piping on the sleeves is I think the 1960-1970's. The soutoche braid I think is from about 1920 and the single fold seam binding used on the hem is from 1960's.
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