I need to come up with a clever name for it, because there are just too many descriptors - Late Edwardian/early 1920s-red-wool-Russian-inspired-winter-soutache-military-themed-furry-jacket-suit-thing just won't do. What should I call it?
Here's the inspo:
|Louis Vallet - 1916|
|1915 - via|
|1915 - via|
|Alexandra;s tunic from her uniform as commander-in-chief of the 5th Aleksonariya Hussars - via|
|Jacket and skirt, c. 1890-1900 - via|
|The Met, c. 1899 - via|
I went shopping for materials yesterday and found them quite easily, all in one place - wool, soutache braid, lining, buttons - which I'm going to believe means this project wants to be put together. :-)
For the jacket pattern, I am using Wearing History R109 - 1910s Jacket Pattern. This is one of the Resto-Vival ePatterns I printed out and taped together. It took a little time, but I didn't have to wait for it in the snail-mail. I do have to test it out thoroughly with a muslin, though, to make sure all the pieces line up nicely, as there's quite a lot of room for error when taping the pieces together.
|Wearing History ePattern - click here to see the listing for it|
For the skirt, I will be using Butterick 4092, which is an earlier, thinner skirt silhouette, more 1912, but I also found surprisingly narrow skirts in the 1919 section of Everyday Fashions of the Twenties: As Pictured in Sears and Other Catalogs (see in the photo above with the materials).
|Butterick 4092 - I'll use View B with alterations.|