Monday, August 16, 2010

The Riding Habit Progresses…

I have made some progress on Mrs. Cartwright’s habit. It doesn’t look like much, but the lining is finished, all of the trim is on, and the button holes are all hand stitched. Here are the latest pictures.  I will be starting on the waistcoat tomorrow.

Riding Habbit (4) Riding Habbit (1) Riding Habbit (2) Riding Habbit (3) Riding Habbit (5)

9 Witty Sentiments:

American Duchess said...

oh my goodness! This takes the cake! absolutely divine, I'm inspired and jealous at the same time!

MrsC said...

It's deliciously glorious! It makes me want to take up riding and go back in time 200 plus years! :)

Tea Duchess said...

Gorgeous!

GentlewomanThief said...

'Doesn't look like much'?! Are you crazy - this looks fabulous!!! I am quite jealous indeed - you're so talented!

Can I be selfish and ask a question, please? I've been trying to work out how to put trim like that in a seam (for my pierrot jacket) - how do you do it? Is it soutache, or a different kind of trim? Sorry about all the questions and thank you for sharing these lush pics!!

Wearing History said...

OH MY GOSH! *dies of the fabulousness*
I've been wanting an outfit like this for a long while, so I've been gleefully following your posts on this project.
It looks AMAZING. Right out of a museum. Stellar work!

Ivan Gil said...

Lovely blog you have! I am so glad I found it, there arent that many good sites on the web to find high resolution information about historical dresses!

congratulations(and envy) from a humble illustrator...

pd: You should try some day some spanish costumes(of the same period)you ll find nice ones!

lissawi said...

I think it looks fabulous so far! Are you actually going to be riding? Side-saddle and everything?

WorkingGoats4 said...

WOW! You are so talented! Looks awesome! How long did it take you to get this far?

WG4

GentlewomanThief said...

Thanks a lot for the tips over at my blog, Lauren!! I wouldn't have thought of doing it like that! I think I get what you mean - is the trim just a cord (in which case I'm guessing you have to do some crazily perfect stitching to catch it with your stitches!) or does it have a flat part (a bit like this piping for going in seams: http://www.lazyorganizer.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/a2-cover-cording.jpg )?

And I just noticed the perfect, perfect button-holes in that high res image - argh, gorgeos stitching!