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!