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 
Meg Andrews

Or maybe a swallow-tailed type of style, over a matching stomacher?

Colonial Williamsburg
Duran Textiles

Decisions, decisions!


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