My most recent adventure is inspired by an embroidered jacket in the Kyoto collection. It is two separate garments and I've found a waistcoat at the V&A that I'll be copying for the under garment, minus the standup collar. I've been playing around with drafting pattern pieces and am now hand embroidering the collar - one bit at a time. Since I don't normally embroider it will probably take a while, so my goal is to have it wearable for the Jane Austen Festival next April.
|Jacket in Kyoto Collection. This is two separate garments.|
|Waistcoat in the V&A|
|Back of waistcoat|
|Working out my design.|
|Testing out embroidery possibilities.|
|My hand embroidery so far. I've just changed to a different frame to stop damage occurring under the ring.|
|Playing around with patterns.|