My one shift is cotton, and I plan to make a more historically accurate linen one (or two). I also have one flounced petticoat, and I definitely need more. So, here are my plans:
- 1 or 2 linen shift(s)
- grand pannier
- pocket hoops
- bum pad
- 2 or 3 petticoats
- embroidered garters
I intend for this set of foundations to be multi-functional, which is why there are several different options for skirt supports on my list. I will need the grand pannier for my planned 18th Century Court Gown (another challenge I am taking part in this year), but for more "everyday wear" in my costuming wardrobe I will want smaller skirt supports such as the pocket hoops or just a bum pad.
|This is my one petticoat. It needs support.|
My secondary goal is Victorian foundations! I have... nothing. :p I need:
- possibly drawers
I also need to pin down a time period of focus for my Victorian plans. I know I want a bustle, so I need to research the Early Bustle and Late Bustle periods and decide which one best suits my purposes. Right now I have very vague plans for a gown based on the fabric that I have in my stash at the moment.
|Vague Victorian skirt ideas|