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18th Century Riding Habit (Part 2)

Part 1 is here:  https://freshfrippery.com/2012/06/13/18th-century-riding-habit-part-1/

The main part of the jacket is mostly done. I have to fiddle with the fit and pleating, and do some top-stitching.

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I originally planned to use the multi-color fabric for the vest only, but I pinned a scrap to the sleeve to see how it would look as a cuff and I rather like it. I plan to use the same stuff for the collar as well.

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I found some forgotten lace in my stash that is the same beige color as the background of the jacquard, so I may put it along the front of the jacket. Alas, there is not enough to go all around the bottom of the peplum.

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Next step: Drafting and cutting the pieces for the false vest.

 

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