Saturday, September 20, 2014

An 18th Century Floral Jacket

Fair warning, this is one photo heavy post! My mom and I headed over to a local park yesterday to shoot photos of my finished 18th century floral swallowtail jacket. I love how the photos came out so now you get a spam of them! I think this jacket turned out really well, there are a few sewing mistakes I wish I could fix, but all in all it is exactly what I imagined! As you can see, in the end I decided to go for the front lacing style, I decided it was too much a part of the original jacket to skip. I made a sheer striped cotton petticoat in lovely black voile to go with the jacket. I still think this ensemble could be improved upon, it needs an apron and some linen mitts!

I also decided to thrown on an old silk hat I made a few years ago that matched this outfit perfectly. The shawl/scarf is from India and is something I wear constantly all fall and winter. It was a gift from one of my college roommates, it is so gorgeous I am still obsessed with it three years later!











Finally another costume finished for this costuming blog! I suppose I am more of an everything (costume, history, fashion, vintage, decor, nails... list goes on) blog these days anyway. Now that I have finally finished this jacket I can dive into my fall dresses project with even more vigor! I can't wait to get going on those and have the first few finished. Luckily I will have some sewing time tomorrow and I aim to get quite a lot done!

6 comments:

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE! It fits you perfectly and the hemline is so gorgeous, especially the long points at the back. That second to last picture of you is absolutely stunning: perfect pose, perfect lighting, perfect outfit!

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  2. I have been so looking forward to seeing this completed and it is simply beautiful.

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  3. So absolutely gorgeous! (The jacket and the whole outfit and the setting and the bee!)

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