Sep 3, 2014

1809 Redingote update

My faux fur coat arrived and I'm feeling really guilty using it for applique, particularly as its a vintage coat that someone could wear. The silk velvet is gorgeous to touch and it really looks like fur.

After I've unpicked the lining
Close up of button area - maybe I'll use this part for the triangle shapes.

Playing with shapes.
Just needed to see this image from page 84 of the 1916 edition of http://amzn.to/1wYT1KO and I'm on my way to fixing the collar.

Collars...


http://www.metmuseum.org/.../the-collection.../search/107940 has made me think even more - would the trim have been sewn on with modern applique techniques or might it have been piped like the trim is on this garment?

Date: ca. 1818

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