V315: 1740s Riding Habit Progress…Again

I’m motoring along on this project as fast as I can.  I have little time to spare and too much to do to complete it in time for this coming Monday’s holiday photo shoot.

Last time, I had to remove all the bound buttonholes, and replace them with…something else.  The idea is to add quite an explosion of silver trim, but the buttonholes need some stability in addition, so I couched some silver cording just around the edges.  The silver trim will go on by hand, over the top, when the skirtings have been added to the bodice.

Adding some lightweight hair canvas interlining to the bottom of the jacket skirts.

It’s not much to look at so far – the sleeve is without an arm, and the one skirt panel needs moving over a tad – but it’s really beginning to come together.


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