Sunday, September 19, 2004
Completed 18th Century Curaco
Once again, I used JP Ryan's pattern and would highly recommend it to anyone. I had a bit of a tricky time fitting the jacket, but the garment turned out beautifully! It's fully lined, and I added the optional polonaise buttons, ruching strip, and sleeve flouces. This was the first time I'd ever worked with linen, and I found it very easy to work with. Later on I may buy some pre-quilted fabric for a quilted petticoat to go underneath the skirt (it helps reduce the appearance of the hoops).