This is my third unfinished waistcoat. I started it a couple of weeks ago.
|Sketching out the pocket flap, with lots of traced pictures for reference.|
|Silk waistcoat, c. 1780-89. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.|
|Manner of wearing informal mourning.|
Vest of white silk embroidered with black, under a black coat of silk or wool. Galerie des Modes. 1781 (source)
|There will only be a tiny bit of overlap between these two pieces.|
|The front and back pieces.|
I have quite a lot of dupioni. I know it's not accurate, but my local Fabricville doesn't carry silk taffeta. I have seen loads of synthetic taffeta there, and loads of silk dupioni, but never silk taffeta. They mostly have synthetics or blends, which is extremely annoying.
|I had to piece part of this lining too.|
|The pocket goes here.|
|It's lined with the same linen as the back is made of.|
Hopefully my next post will be about a finished fur trimmed waistcoat, which is due in 8 days. That should be plenty of time.