Friday, 24 November 2017

1860s Bolero Jacket Set - Pink & Brown

Patterns: Truly Victorian #441 - Garibaldi Blouse
           Truly Victorian #440 - Pagoda bodice (sleeves only)
           Truly Victorian #444 - Spanish Jacket (bodice only)

Fabrics: 100% cotton gauze for the blouse and sash, dark brown. The skirt and jacket are 100% cotton calico in a dark pink and brown pattern.

Chest: 44" max
Waist: 35"
Hip: Free
Hem: 43"

This is a fairly simple ensemble, and one of the most common things ladies wore in the 1860s as casual wear.

(above) For this blouse I decided to use double cuff buttons, which are sort of cuff links, instead of doing an overlapping cuff. The buttons can be removed entirely for washing =).

(below) The blouse buttons are real coconut shell.

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