On May 23rd the Swedish railway museum is celebration 100 years. They've especially invited people to come dressed in 1900-1910 fashion, and I have decided to go there. Those of you following this blog might realize that's not my regular time period for fashion, so I will have to make some new things to wear.
I do have someplace to start though. I have my 1895 skirt and I have at least two late Victorian corsets to wear under it all. I hope that I can have my silver corset since I would prefer not to use my latest blue brocade corset as underwear. I do need to make some kind of chemise, my 18th century ones are too bulky, and a corset cover, but that shouldn't be too hard.
Then it comes to decide what I should wear with the skirt. I have the TV493 plain bodice pattern from 1896.
I love this portrait of a woman all dressed in black.
I probably have enough black fabric left from the skirt so that I can make the bodice, but at the same time it feels a bit too grand for a day out, and I think something casual would be more suitable. That leads to the shirtwaist of the late 19th early 20th century.