This jacket was made by request*, using elements of Napoleonic military styling mixed with the look of old fashioned riding jackets, but with a simple and overall feminine feel.
The jacket closes up at the front with a row of copper coloured metal buttons and specially tailored button-holes. A pointed hem in front slopes round to a very slightly longer and fuller back, drawing inspiration from the classic tailcoat look, while remaining practical. A centre box pleat and pair of knife pleats provide a bit of flare.
The sleeves are fairly slim fitting, with broad fold-back cuffs featuring metallic copper coloured stitching detail, which is also echoed on the shoulders, collar and back waist tab. There are epaulets on the shoulders and a stand-up and fold-back Napoleonic collar which ends just before the small lapels that show off the rich, contrasting lining.
The main corduroy fabric is very fine and light and the brocade lining has a lovely satin feel, so the end result is quite soft, despite the military detailing.
*Please note: Since this item was made for a very particular figure, it doesn’t fit the dummy as well as I’d like and thus hangs better in person than in the pictures, my apologies.
Outer Fabric: Main - 100% Cotton thin-wale corduroy in warm grey.
Lining (fully lined, lose at hem): Acetate/poly blend satin weave brocade in a metallic copper hue.
This jacket was made for a custom figure. If you have any questions at all about sizing please feel free to ask!
Washing / Garment care
I am not a specialist when it comes to washing clothes, so I would strongly recommend speaking to a cleaning professional for best results. I will provide as much information about the materials as I can to help in this regard. In general though, I can say that this is not the type of garment you will be able to just throw in the washing machine/drier!