Sharing! This lovely jacket and gilet I found in one of last year's Marie Claire Idees magazine. The magazine is a French publication all about arts and crafts. However, they often have a travel article in some of their issues and this one I believe was to Italy. I could be totally wrong as it was a while ago and I have since cut up the magazine for my scrape files. I rediscovered the image while de-cluttering my house and files. Now, with all that said, I hope to one day build this or something similar. In fact there is a similar garment in the Kyoto collection.
|Kyoto Collection Inv. AC4350 82-21-13AC for the blue jacket and Gilet on the left.|
When I create historical clothing, I am one of those gals that likes a feminine tailored look. The jacket with gilet fits this preference. I call it 18th century coordinates or sportswear. :) The image from the magazine article is very lovely with its green stripes and the cuffs with buttons, I think is rather elegant. The embroidery in the gilet is nice - though not very clear. I believe the original shot of this garment was at a distance as the garment was in a case and I have taken a picture of the magazine cut out, so the quality has not really translated.
Perhaps once I get the Pierrot done that I started ages ago (here is the post I did on it: http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=4876460879989115941#editor/target=post;postID=2458202876907329965), I can think about figuring out a pattern for a jacket and gilet.
If any of you have seen the jacket and gilet at the top of the post, please pass on where you have seen it, as I would love to get a closer, detailed image of it. Merci!
Addendum: A friend found the website where the top garment is found: It is not in an Italian museum but a museum in Lyon! http://culture.france2.fr/mode/expos/si-le-xviiie-siecle-m-etait-conte-en-costumes-68348649.html. Check it out.