Wednesday, June 27, 2012

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V179: More Georgian Jackets ... Decisions, Decisions

I certainly have a love affair with 18th c. jackets.  They're just so darned cute!  Now I get to decide, yet again, what kind of jacket to make from 2 yards of lampas brocade I found online, that should be arriving today.

I only have two yards, so it has to be a fairly little jacket.  I'm thinking something along the lines of a pierrot or suzanna style - a bodice with a flirty-skirty tail out the back, but then the casaquins and full-skirted jackets are earlier and fit with the "Prelude to Victory" 1780-81 event date better.  Hrm.../ponder...

Meg Andrews
Augusta Auctions
Duchess of Devonshire Gossip Guide: http://www.museeducostumeetdeladentelle.be/
Although a casaquin with a short-ish skirt might work too.

Galliera musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris 
Met
Meg Andrews
Or maybe a swallow-tailed type of style, over a matching stomacher?
Colonial Williamsburg
Duran Textiles

Decisions, decisions!


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9 comments:

  1. I love the bum-poofs on the second two. I mean, when else can you get away with a poofy bum like that?

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    1. That's a good point - if ever there is a time for bum poofs...

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  2. I love the Meg Andrews (#6) it would look beautiful in the "Felicite" fabric from your Fabric of Drool.

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    1. I adoooore that one too, although I might not have enough fabric for it. :-(

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  3. My favorite is number 3. I really want to make a zone front pierrot but I just haven't had the chance and I'm nervous about adjusting my anglaise pattern to that silhouette.

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    1. Zone fronts intrigue me too - they seem so stylish! I say jump right in and cut things up. Test first, of course :-)

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  4. I LOVE the tail on the first one, but the ruffles on the third are also gorgeous. My advice for helping decide on a design is to make loads of sketches. Sometimes I can trick my brain into thinking it likes one design better than another one by making a crappy sketch of one and a good sketch of the others.

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    1. That is good advice - I do this with illustration concepts for clients, haha! Don't tell anyone!!

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    2. ...you need to install a "Like" button for that one. Priceless!

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