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Maja waistcoat – mockup #3

Okay, third mockup with an angled flap!  I spent some time drawing out the spangle pattern for the waistcoat, although I still have to do the facing (which folds over).  I ordered sequins like 2 years ago from MJ Trim in oyster white and matte black — and looking at them today, I realized — duh, these are supposed to look like metal!  Matte black totally doesn’t work.  Now I checked their site and it doesn’t look like they have the color I need in the size I originally ordered (8mm), so I may need to order more in 6mm.  Luckily, they’re not too expensive!

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5 Comments

  • Reply jen thompson May 3, 2011 at 4:43 am

    Lookin’ great! I am so excited that you are working on this project again! :)

  • Reply Trixi May 3, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    I 2nd this I am excited to see this.

  • Reply Jessamyn May 4, 2011 at 9:42 am

    A previous poster brought up the idea of a zone gown over a waistcoat-type front, and I have to say that makes the most sense to me. Like this:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/romancedinthepast/Dress%20Diaries/18th%20century/1790%20English%20Zone%20Front%20Day%20Dress/photo2.jpg

    only, of course, pointier and at a slightly different angle of cutaway.

  • Reply Jessamyn May 5, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Oh, but I did mean to say: That angle seems right, and you look so cute with your little curled triangle!

  • Reply Trixi May 11, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    I saw this today on the Met website. Have you already seen this?

    http://tiny.cc/kh8te

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