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Printed Cotton Pleats Back by ColeV Printed Cotton Pleats Back by ColeV
1770s Caraco jacket and petticoat based on an extant from the Victoria and Albert museum. It is all hand-sewn. The jacket is made from three pieces of fabric (excluding where I had to piece the back for width). The back is pleated down the center and continues over the shoulders and extends into the sleeves. The fronts are pleated back as well. There are three sets of tabs in front that pin over a stomacher. The sleeve cuff is gathered up in a loop and button with small pleated trim. Built over stays and paniers.
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Weinglasarien Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, I heard of others struggling with the construction and fitting of that V&A jacket. Where did you get such perfect fabric?
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ColeV Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's a Colonial Williamsburg collection fabric intended for quilters. I know Reproduction Fabrics carries it online, but I got it from a local store.
The draping was surprisingly easy compared to what I thought it would be. I had heard a lot of the same things. I did make at least three mock-ups. The back pleating and the angle of the sleeves were the worst part.
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RococoAtelier Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
ALL hand sewn?! :O Anyway beutifull dresses as always! :D Specially I liked the stripped dress of 1780 :3
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