Lately I’ve been tuning up my tailoring skills and learning some new ones while making this circa 1899 jacket. Because we’re located in Southern California, I decided to make this as more of a light jacket-bodice than a full-on jacket. The work on this has been painstaking and I’ve been at it since mid-November. This will eventually be part of an 1890s walking suit. Here’s a few progress pictures: 🙂
Close-up of the lapels.
Rear view- the seam lines are extremely curves per the style of the time.
Here’s some construction detail pictures. The marking and preparation work took as long, if not longer, than the construction. 🙂
Interior of the back bodice. The pieces were individually flat-lined and yes, some didn’t come out as even as I would have liked due to shrinkage and miscalculation on my part. However, the edges will be covered.
Interior of front and side front pieces. The front pieces have been lined with a “canvas” of muslin with hair canvas on the lapels.
Finished front piece with pad stitched lapel.
Pad stitching the hymo lapel pieces.
Laying in the canvas and hymo.