1790-92 Blue Figured Jacket

A 1790-92 Pierrot jacket and matching petticoat, made from a navy and green figured silk.


Inspiration & Resources

Useful Books & Links Waugh, Norah. The Cut of Women's Clothes. New York: Routledge, 1968.

Payne, Blanche. History of Costume. Harper & Row, 1965.

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Pattern Originally draped in a Burnley & Trowbridge workshop, the last version of the jacket was patterned by referencing the jacket diagrams in The Cut of Women’s Clothes by Norah Waugh and The History of Costume by Blanche Payne.

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