October 19th, 2009

fall rain

At work

Which probably isn't the brightest idea but I'm here anyways. I'm very drugged and probably should take some more ibuprofen in about a half hour. Apparently, I still look sick so I'm pretty sure I can easily call it quits around three today and just give up...

Somehow, I need to make a pirate outfit for Mom. She really wants one like mine. Of course, I can't exactly re-create my coat (real early 18th c brocade with original embroidery) but I can recreate the look. Believe it or not, that simplicity "pirate" woman's pattern has a fairly decent coat on it. If you do some simple modifications (like ignore the whole facings thing, line it, and just combine the front and side front of the coat into one piece) it's pretty close to a mid 18th c coat. I might just use that rather than bothering out the math of making my own pattern for Mom.

Now, hopefully, I can actually make before this weekend. Ugh.
18th c

A rather silly question...

But, does anyone know of any examples of an extant 18th century waistcoat and frock coat ensemble where the waistcoat was of a darker fabric rather than a lighter one? I know I've seen plenty of extant tan/ivory waistcoats with brown or blue frock coats over them -both with matching embroidery- but I don't think I've ever seen a black waistcoat with a tan frock coat. I was just curious if anyone had come across such a thing...