Saturday, 15 December 2018

JP Ryan Riding Habit - Red Linen

Patterns: Riding Habit from J.P. Ryan, with minor alterations.
Fabrics: 100% linen, brick red. 100% linen lining, gray-blue with tan and grey stripes. 100% cotton floss for buttonholes.
Available on Etsy HERE
Measurements:
Chest: 40/41"
Waist: 33/34"
Hem: 39" at front
Back Width: 14"
Shoulders: 17.5"
Bicep: 14" max


Thursday, 6 December 2018

1760s Casaquin Jacket - Blue Wool

Patterns: My own drafted pattern, adapted from a 1750 jacket in The Cut of Women's Clothes. The sleeves are from the Larkin & Smith "English gown" pattern. The cuffs are self drafted.

Fabrics: The jacket is 100% wool, dark blue, medium weight. The petticoat is 100% linen, medium weight, in a gold-beige with a soft print of sprigs. The jacket lining is a patchwork of different linens, natural and white.
Available on Etsy HERE
Measurements: *the lacing front allows for a range of fit
Chest: 39 - 41"
Waist: 32 - 35"
Hip: Free
Hem: 37" at front, 40" at back (cut for a bum roll)
Shoulders: 17.5"



Monday, 3 December 2018

1770s Casaquin Jacket - White Print Chintz

Patterns: My own drafting, adapting from the 1750 jacket in The Cut of Women's Clothes. The sleeves are from the English Gown pattern sold by Larkin & Smith.

Fabrics: 100% cotton chintz, tightly woven, with a print of black dots and black/red flowers. It is a reproduction print from Burnley & Towbridge made in 2013. The fabric is no longer on their website, so I'm not sure it's still in production. Lining is a mix of cotton and linen.
SOLDAvailable on Etsy HERE

Measurements: (the lacing closure allows for a range of fit)
Chest: 34-36"
Waist: 27-30"
Upper Arm: 13.5" max
Shoulders: 17" max
Back Width: 13.5"
Nap to waist: 16.5"

Friday, 30 November 2018

Larkin & Smith English Gown - Blue Wool

Patterns: Larkin & Smith "English Gown" with en fourreau style back.
Fabrics: 100% wool, medium weight. 100% linen.
Time to Finish: About 4 days with hand top stitching.

Measurements:
Chest: 39"
Waist: 35"
Hip: Free
Hem: 36"
Sleeves: 18" from shoulder


Saturday, 24 November 2018

1872 Basque Separates - Cian Silk

Patterns: TV #305 "Bustled Apron Over-Skirt", TV #410 Polonaise (altered to bodice length), Self-Drafted Collar.
Fabrics: 100% silk taffeta, light cian color. Wool/silk blend suiting, solid black.
Available on Etsy HERE
Available on Ebay HERE
Measurements:
Chest: 35.5"
Waist: 27.5"
Hip: <40"
Hem: 39" at front.
Back Width: 14"
Shoulders: 17.5"
Nap to Waist: 16"
Bicep: <13.5"
Sleeve Length (front curve): 13.5"



An early 1870s ensemble consisting of 5 separates pieces:
Bodice,
Collar,
Belt,
Over-skirt,
Skirt.

The skirt and over-skirt are 100% silk taffeta, in a light cian color. The bodice is a tightly woven wool/silk blend, medium weight, in stark black. The collar is a separate piece with a single hook/eye at the center front. The bodice has a plain square neckline. 

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

1872 Side Drape Overskirt - Red Homespun Cotton

Patterns: Truly Victorian #303 "1872 Side Drape Overskirt"
Fabrics: 100% cotton, red, homespun weave.
Available on Etsy HERE
Available on Ebay HERE
Measurements:
Chest: 34.5" max
Waist: 25"
Hip: free
Hem: 40.5" at front
Back Width: 14" max
Upper Arm: 13.5" max
Sleeve (top seam to end): 23"
Bodice length (back, not including collar): 16"

Saturday, 10 November 2018

1872 Carriage Bodice - Red Homespun Cotton

Patterns: Truly Victorian #402 "Carriage Bodice"
Fabrics: 100% cotton, homespun, in deep red. Cotton twill interfacing. Black broadcloth lining.

Measurements: *I cut the pattern at a size H, but there are the final measurements I got.
Chest: 42"
Waist: 34.5"
Hip: Free
Back Width: 16"
Shoulders: 19" across back of neck.
Bicep: 16" max.