With the successful mock-up under our belt, we started the final version of the Mary Ward ‘Hyde Park Safety Skirt’. The material chosen is Dashing Tweed’s Raver Tweed. It features reflective yarn which makes it highly-visible in low light.
The skirt was a simple to make A-line skirt, joined together at the waist, with open seams on both sides. Here, Rachel tries out the in-progress skirt to see how the material falls when it gathers up.
I worked on the waistcoat
Rachel tries on the entire costume to see how it works together – blouse, waistcoat, skirt – as you can see all of it is work-in-progress
Rachel sews decorative rim on the apron edges
Laying out the research linings – Alice’s beautiful drawings digitally printed onto silk
cutting the straps from Alice’s drawings
sewing the straps
hand stitching the straps to the waistband