Friday 30 October 2009

Victorian Gents Waistcoat or Vest

Currently I am working on my husband waistcoat, the pattern I use is Laughing Moon's # 109 Men's single and double breasted frock coats with two vests, view B.

The front will be from bottle green wool, the back and lining from black cotton. The clasp and black buttons are original victorian.

Maybe I'll do some piping, in black satin, like on this original black wool vest from the 1880's, which I found here,Woodland Farms Vintage

The black satin piping

Thursday 22 October 2009

Victorian pictures

When I was making my 1860's costume I bought some authentic victorian and edwardian pictures that I would like to share with you now.

Monday 19 October 2009

Victorian Boys Overcoat, finished!

I am happy and relieved to say that the victorian outfit for my son is finally ready ! The overcoat or jacket is being waterproofed at the moment, so that it will not only keep him warm but also dry (at least up to a certain point).

Hopefully in a couple of days the information about this costume will be on my website A Victorian Wardrobe

I have two more victorian projects to go. Next stop will be a new waistcoat for my husband which I have been promising him for two years and then finally the long victorian coat for myself, the simply gorgeous fabric has been looking at me from the cupboard for weeks. The victorian coat will not only serve as a costume but also as a "normal" wintercoat.

Friday 2 October 2009

Victorian Boys Overcoat, progress report...

So Far, so good I hope!


Cording and pockets are done.


I am still not sure about the layer of fiberfill I put between the outside fabric and the green cotton lining. It makes the coat nice and toasty, which is the general idea for a winter coat but I am not a 100% happy with how it looks.
I'll wait with sewing on the sleeves and collar untill I have made up my mind.

Meanwhile we found shoes to go with my son's costume. The are not great but better than his everyday shoes.