Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Progress on the Elizabethan Jacket

I've been slowly working on the Elizabethan Jacket (from hell). Here's how it looks currently. Gold lace and gold braid all sewn on my hand. Bodice just needs hooks and eyes, then I can tackle the sleeves (already cut out).
 The outfit itself. Purple silk petticoat is cartridge pleated onto a thin waistband, with side openings. Pleats are padded with linen. The hem has a metallic gold braid trim that helps to stiffen the petticoat. This thing is POOFY! I had to make the jacket very shapely to accommodate the small waist and large hip ratio of the petticoat. I must say it worked out great! The hips of the jacket stand out on their own :) It'll be worn with my gold Elizabethan corset (not too tightly laced) and my silk organza partlet.
The side and back. Notice the gold braid on the side seams and seams of the hip gussets. I chose to do this because the extant ones have it too. I love the extra detail!

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  1. Pretty! Also, I hate myself that I've had a jacket like this on my to-do list for YEARS and still haven't gotten it done. Pft.

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    1. I had a tough time patterning it, but I really like how it's different than a gown, but still fancy. Go for it!

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  2. It looks fabulous! What are your plans for the sleeves?

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    1. Sleeves will be simple. Same fabric, angled at the elbow, two pieces, with a turned back cuff with contrasting silk. Plus lace and braid to accent :)

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