The Caraco Continues….

So amidst all the fun craziness of finishing all the last touches for Christmas, I was able to cut out and begin constructing the caraco jacket for my 1700’s gown.  I completed the lining and pinned the front darts, but need to figure out how to take in the extra fabric that has bubbled in the back.  I can’t help but think that the length of the jacket makes the whole outfit seem stubby?  I am not sure if it is just me, but I may pin it up just to see how it would look with a shorter length.  It has been great being back in my sewing studio and I am excited to try new things….especially since I think I will be getting some new historical fashion books for Christmas.  Fingers crossed!

Here are a few pictures of the gown so far!





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