Historical Sew Fortnightly #4: Embellish - Velvet Bustle Era Jacket
The Challenge:#4 Embellish - For this challenge I retrimmed an old favorite.
Fabric: Cotton velvet with applied trim of pleated velvet ribbon, pleated sheer ribbon, beaded appliques and passementerie all in black and a new vestee in black and mustard stripes with decorative glass buttons.
Pattern: A Truly Victorian pattern no longer in production
Notions: the above trims, fabric and buttons and thread.
How historically accurate is it? Synthetics were used so no very
Hours to complete: Again hard to say, I've working on this whole outfit off and on since late January.
First worn: to the Edwardian Ball LA February 23, 2013. Click on the link to see photos of me in it at the ball.
Total cost: Hard to say, these were all items in the stash save for the fabric which was a remnant from another project.
Here are a few in progress posts on it:
Starting on retrimming the jacket.
What the jacket looked like before.
|sleeve and bodice front bottom detail|