Something New In The Works- Continued

And to follow on to a previous post, as promised, here’s some more progress pictures of the circa 1899 jacket. 🙂

First sleeve attached. I had to re-do the cuff to shorten the sleeve length first.

Close-up of sleeve and sleeve head. Compared to many jacket-bodice designs, I opted for a little less structured look.

Sleeve head. Compared to mid-1890s styles, the sleeve heads have relatively little excess on top so they’re pretty restrained compared to earlier styles.

Sleeves attached, time to take a break.

There’s still a lot of work to do but at least the basic structural elements are in place. Stay tuned for more! 🙂

Something In The Works

And now onto something new- an 1890s jacket-bodice based on an original French design. Stay tuned for more! 🙂

Laying out the fashion fabric and marking for cutting.

Cut out bodice pieces thread markings.

Sewing on the canvas to one of the front jacket facings. Hair canvas was previously attached to the canvas before mounting the canvas to the fashion fabric.

Mounting the canvas to the jacket front facing pieces. The canvas is being hand-stitched on to minimize movement.