Saturday, July 13, 2013

'Nother 1860's Civilian Waistcoat

The front is silk taffeta, as requested, from Pure Silks. It was my first time ordering from them. I was very impressed with the quality of the material as well as with the shipping time. It was coming from India and I only had 2 weeks from the day ordered till I needed to ship the finished product. And it got here with time to spare. 
Gotta love those covered buttons!! 
I sent one mockup to my client. There was one slight alteration on the lapels, but thankfully I was able to recruit my mom to help me out with that as I was pretty much just having a duh moment and couldn't get it done. lol
It has all the same credentials (pattern-wise) as this one I've previously done. 
The back - I used polished cotton from Needle and Thread (Wooded Hamlet). My first time working with the stuff, but it was also fabulous quality-wise and I quite liked it.
And I got the buckle from there too...  
Ended up making the whole thing from start to finish in 2 days....It definitely seemed easier then that last one I made...perhaps that means practice does make perfect.. ;)