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Mrs.HRay
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« on: September 26, 2016, 07:20:00 PM »

I am fairly pleased with the outcome of this little project.
This is a coat for cooler weather events.  It was made it using tropical weight wool (chocolate in color), with a lining of champagne colored silk.  It is batted with extra wool fabric that died in an unfortunately dying accident and some muslin to prevent bearding. 


I modified an 1857 basque pattern to get the shape.  I tried to get close to this image from Godey's 1861:



I can't express how much you ladies inspire me to keep trying for more and more true to life impressions.  Ya'll are awesome!
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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2016, 08:45:52 PM »

Sounds toasty! I hope you have many chances to show it off.
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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2016, 02:00:20 PM »

Wow, that shape is on point with the original sketch!
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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2016, 10:32:48 AM »

Nice work! I love the lining colour.
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« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2016, 08:19:01 PM »

very nice- I hope you enjoy wearing it!  trish B.
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