And so it begins….

I have started working on an 18th century gown which will consist of two pieces: a caraco jacket and a pleated petticoat.  I took my inspiration for the fabric and the pattern of the jacket from the following pictures:



I found these two fabrics that I think are going to work great….



The jacket will be in the patterned cotton with the petticoat consisting of the beautifully textured pink fabric.  I have already begun working on the skirt focusing on trying to create deep pleats along the waist band.  I like the idea of creating a skirt which will have a little unique style to it and will be a nice balance to the jacket.

So far so good…






Please pardon my sad little side panniers.  I made them years ago and they are woefully weak….I guess I will just add new ones to my sewing list!

Have a great weekend everyone!



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