I'm a little late in posting this. Although I finished a while ago, I just hadn't had time to get some pictures taken. I became sort of enamored of the new "Miss Fisher" jodhpur pattern Butterick had come out with and decided I need a pair myself! I thought it was a pretty good pattern, it looks dead on the outfit Miss Fisher wears and is fairly similar to many of the early 20th C women's jodhpurs I've found. The waist is pretty high for modern ladies but again, I don't think that was all that uncommon for the time. And of course this hips are MASSIVE! You can get a good idea of how large in the photo below. Ironically I've seen a lot of women in 20's era jodhpurs with even wider hip flares!
The pattern had a lot of nice little details that I appreciated like these tiny front pockets
A the little "V" in the center front back. There is a fair amount of shaping done to keep this fairly fitted. I was between sizes measurement wise and sized up. I think if I made these again I'd chose a stretch twill and size down for an even better fit.
The Challenge: Firsts and Lasts. This is the first piece of a "Miss Fisher" inspired equestrian ensemble I plan on making. While I threw a few things together for this photo shoot I plan on making a 20s jacket and blouse to go with it.
Year: 19teens/1920s. The Miss Fisher series is set in the 20s but these looked a little more like the teens jodhpurs I've seen.
Notions: Buttons, thread.
How historically accurate is it? 70%? Most period jodhpurs I've seen were made of wool twill and would have had real suede patches, but I'm allergic to wool and wanted something washable and a little cooler for the LA weather.
Hours to complete: Sorry, I don't keep track of things like that.
First worn: Today! I plan on wearing the whole outfit during the day one day at Costume College this summer. Anyone else interested in joining me in wearing "Miss Fisher" for Costume College?