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!


  • Caroline

    June 27, 2012 at 11:30 PM

    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.

    • Lauren R

      June 28, 2012 at 8:12 PM

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

  • Anonymous

    June 28, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    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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