My Pet (en l’air) Project – Progress

After fiddlage and fussling (technical terms), I think I’ve got this pet en l’air working.  I apologize for the lack of in-progress photos (new camera comes tomorrow!),  but I will show you the interior of this jacket in a future post.  For now, here are some photos of the almost-done pet:

Mostly done – needs trimming on the other sleeve, and also gold bows, yay!
Here’s the back.  Depending on what happens on my actual body (since I am longer waisted than my dress form), I may add a line of boning on the side back there, where you see the wrinkle.
I have a petticoat to finish and a cap to make before Friday’s “Winter White” exhibition at the Nevada Historical Society, to which I will be wearing this ensemble.  With the power of my new pineapple-reticule-sized camera I shall capture photos of pretty costumed ladies, mannequins in historic gowns, and myself in this outfit, so you guys can see the final thing on a body it fits, as opposed to my modern-shaped dress form.
Pleaty trim down the front edges and around the back of the neck.  Gold satin-covered buttons, and a comperes (false) front.  The buttons are functional.
Pleaty trim on the 3/4 sleeves.  I’ve since added golden bows to the top, where the seam is, and I might tack in some lace flounces to finish the look, but we’ll see.


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