Friday, October 28, 2011

1850s French Cantiniere Uniform

During my recent trip to Paris, my husband and I went to the Musee L'Arme TWICE.  They had a few women's uniforms from different eras, but I loved this 1854 Cantiniere uniform.

1854 Cantiniere Uniform
Ian has been talking about making one for me over the years and this one is just too perfect with its rounded collar, shaped waist and wonderful trim.  Even the back is covered with the braid!

Not too much going on the sewing front lately now that it's crunch time to get my thesis done.  The weekend after it is due we are going to the Dickens Fair in Daly City and I can't wait!  It is SO MUCH FUN.