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!