Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Challenge #20 Part 2 My Pelisse



Fabric: Wool/Poly blend - Lining is cotton (From my stash)
Pattern: Sense and Sensibility Spencer/Pelisse
Year: Regency (Roughly 1800-1820ish)
Notions: Buttons ($4.20)
How historically accurate is it? Pretty good, period pattern, fabric looks period, a mixture of machine and hand sewing.
Hours to complete:Several, I did this over the course of two weeks.  
First worn: For the Tall Ships in October
Total cost: < $30 (I have a couple of yards of wool left over).


  1. Wow! Does that red pop. There will be no ignoring you in that jacket. The way the waistline seems to arc up in the back in interesting, though. was that a pain to assemble and still get your hem even?

    1. S&S has a dress pattern with the same back. I just used that skirt pattern to make it. It has the same arch in the middle back. I actually hemmed it before I attached it to the jacket.

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