|My sacque jacket from the back, with the beautiful hanging pleats|
Last I updated about this jacket, we’d just set the shoulder straps and I had a bit of finishing to do before our trip to Scotland.
|Working on the Isabella Mactavish Fraser gown – photo graciously provided by Atelier Nostlagia|
Well now we’re back from Scotland and I can finally share some photos of the finished jacket! I wore it three times – once for an impromptu photoshoot in Prince’s Street Gardens, and then both days of the gown-in-a-weekend project at National Museums of Scotland.
The jacket was very comfortable to wear and I’m so glad it was cotton because it was *hot* in the museum. My shift, stays, and jacket were all soaked at the end of each day, but quick drying (yay, linen and linen linings!).
|The jacket hangs open in the front, with a false waistcoat stitched in at the side-back seams. The front drape is shaped with pleats at the side and the front edges.|
|I wore my Penny River hand-embroidered stockings (Etsy), red Dunmore shoes, and green Charlotte buckles by Sign of the Grey Horse (Etsy)|
I had a chance to see the original jacket on display at the Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow when we nipped up there for the day. It was like seeing an old friend, except I could also observe everything I got wrong on my version! Ah, but that’s the point of the exercise, I think…to learn about historic construction, and the why’s and how’s of it.
|The original jacket at the Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow – it was such a treat to see this!|
I’m going to wear this jacket again to Costume College at the end of this month. I plan to add some cord and button to hold the cuffs up, but other than that and a washing, it’s ready to go. If you’re going to Costume College, we’ll see you there!
|And now we know why it’s called a “pet en l’air” 😛|
Photos are by Abby Cox, naturally <3