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 and I'm on my way to fixing the collar.

Collars... 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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