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18th century outfit

I was inspired by the picture in my book of costume in the Kyoto collection and have seen other replicas on the internet. I used an old waistcoat pattern for the waistcoat and the same for the jacket and used the sleeves from Sense and Sensibility's 1780 gown pattern. I designed the cuffs, collar and tail with pieces of paper. I bought a button kit to make the buttons. The fabric came from a sales table at the A.G.M. of the Southern Counties Costume Society costing £10! I embroidered the various parts after cutting out but before construction.

The hat was an old dressing up hat of my daughter's, which I covered. The ombre ribbon came from The Silk Route and the flowers from Primark, hobbycraft and my embroidery teacher. The cream skirt is just a couple of panels of dupion attached to a waistband. The shoes are from American Duchess. The lapels and cuffs have pelmet vilene in them for support. I think the lapels stick out too far but i am not very good with estimating proportion. I wear an 18th century corset which was an ebay find and I made a bum roll. I think my finish leaves a lot to be desired but I am pleased with the overall look.

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rileysfarm
It's beautiful! I really like this one. I have always wanted to make this jacket. I love the details, the embroidery on the jacket and the flowers on the hat!
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hilary
kyoto outfit
thank you,some of the flowers have brooch backs so i can chop and change,fashion shops seem to have these sort of accessories in spring,
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Lovely!
This is beautifully done -- and I love that you swapped in the sleeves from my 1780s pattern. I do that all the time with pattern pieces. What works, works! lol
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hilary
kyoto outfit
thank you,hope to see you in bath this year
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miss_lizzy882
gorgeous!
You've captured the little delicate sparkle so well! The original is a favourite of mine!
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hilary
thank you,sequins and silver thread help with the sparkle
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pollyanna
Goodness me, what a lot of love and care has gone into this! I adore the matching hat and you've done the embroidery so beautifully. In the photos of you wearing the outfit you can see you've really managed to get the correct C18th tailored shape. It's a great piece of work. Be proud!
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hilary
kyoto outfit
thank you,i looked at quite a lot of pictures from The Duchess film to get the details

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