Well I’m pretty chuffed with this- I’d expected to have to take it in quite a lot at the darts, but now I’m not so sure. I tried it on over a new RTW overbust corset, which does it [and me] no favours to be honest. It makes my bust smaller, my waist 2″ larger than my home made corset, and the over bust bit is a very weird shape which makes the jacket bulge like mad. I think I’ll either wear it with my usual one, or the RTW underbust over a shirt…
Buttons will be black ‘jet’, lapels are being faced in the same green, but will be trimmed with braid.
This jacket will mainly be worn with the breeches, although I think it would also look great over the green skirt.
Here’s the effect of that wonky corset for your amusement…good grief!
The fabric colour and texture are luscious, and I’m looking forward to doing something really cool with all that soutache braid…
Inspiration pics from my Pinterest board