The setting: low fantasy, assuming vaguely-around-Regency-period tech, with a bit of kicking back and forth for mood. No sewing machines. (Unless someone hands me a URL that suggests such existed back then. Which will make me go O_O and try to decide if I want those in my universe or not.)
The situation: How long does
it take to make a lower-nobility-quality outfit for a young woman? How much does it cost? (Translations to modern values appreciated, if possible.) Is there a charge for "rush delivery"? Again, clothing loosely based on Regency and mutated to taste. (As a seamstress, I suck and take forever. So my personal experience makes me think... longer than one of my fine beta-readers has said is plausible.)
The Google: regency clothing time to create
(also used "days" and "how" instead of "time"), regency dressmaker
The results! A wealth of designs, but the only "time to create" was a company which sold reproductions which said allow up to 6 weeks for delivery. I might be able to find something in all these results, but I'm overwhelmed by them. Help?
Any suggestions for Google searches? (If you find a search that has several good URLs, the keywords, and not winnowing the URLs yourself, wouldn't make me cry. O:> )( And here are the URLs, which really rock, that I *did* find:Collapse )