1780s duck butt jacket, 18th century, projects

Back on track?

Be excited – 18th c sewing is occurring! I want something fab for the upcoming Lumieres gambling event, and I wanted to bang something out from the stash – and it had to be something I could seriously BANG out. A while back I started draping a 1780s duck butt jacket, so since I only had a small piece of fabric I went with that – plus a jacket is quick! I am machining everything I can – I even BAG LINED it. Haven’t bag lined in years! All the crazy bias stripe action was inspired by the white striped dress in The Duchess.  The patterning is based on the 1785-90 jacket at the V&A.

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  • Reply Jenny-Rosw September 12, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    *faints from so much striped fabulousness*

  • Reply Trystan September 13, 2010 at 3:56 am

    Omg, that is reallllllly awesome! I bow down to your amazing stripe skillz!!!

  • Reply aimee September 13, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    That’s beautiful! I love how the stripes go together! What’s the Lumieres event?

  • Reply Cathy September 27, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    The back is so fabulous! Actually, it’s gorgeous from every angle!

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