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!