Tuesday, February 4, 2014

1860s Ladies Paletot

After I made Ian an 1860s smoking cap for Christmas, he wanted to make me something after he finished up a few sewing projects for other people.  He decided to make me a wool paletot to go with the new 1860s impression I've been building recently.

For the coat, I had several yards of Italian wool that I bought seven years ago at B.Black and Sons in Los Angeles.  Ian was with me at the time and urged me to buy it for a coat, little did I know it would take so long to get around to making one!  For the pattern he used the Kay Fig Ladies Paletot Pattern (1860-1867) with some modifications.  The exterior of the coat is bound with wool braid, welt pockets were added instead of patch pockets, and a different collar was drafted.  The bound edges and sleeve decoration are based on an original in the Met Museum. The pattern is very well made a required very little alterations and I highly recommend it.  The shape of the sleeve is so perfect for 1860s I just love it!
Kay Fig 1860s Ladies Paletot front view.
1860s Ladies Paletot back view.
1860s Ladies Paletot side view of full coat sleeve.

4 comments:

  1. La tela parece muy fina y bonita, con un brillos especial. Le ha quedado muy bien. Le doy la enhorabuena. Algún día me haré uno parecido, aunque yo lo quiero un poco más largo.

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  2. This is so beautiful, and that fabric is to die for. I have that pattern too and thinks it makes up just beautifully. I've never had to alter it to fit, just once in the length when I wanted a hip length jacket.

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  3. Oh what a wonderfully warm looking winter coat! Your Ian did a most fabulous job on its creation! What a wonderfully blessed lady you are!

    Blessings!
    Gina

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  4. This coat is SO stunning! I love the binding. Very elegant.

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