Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Turque(ish) Delight

 I had a wonderful invitation to a Bastille Day/Birthday party for a dear friend.
 Let's call it a Birthille day party. I thought it would be the perfect time to try out a little Turque jacket, from scraps. You've seen these little jackets, not a Pierrot not a caraco, sort of a transitional affair with stripes and a tail, not unlike a platypus.
Confusion and dangerous times, with dagged sleeves.
I had a small stash of hoarded scraps in a pretty color with just enough to eek out a pair of dagged sleeves. I set to work.
 I used it ALL.
With a little frankenpatterning of the JP Ryan Anglaise pattern, I managed to eek out a fake "zone" front and sleeves. I cut out the front stripe and treated it as one with the aqua silk. Not the way I have seen it done on extant garments, but I'm telling a story here!
I love the sleeve on this pattern, I used the upper part and just added the dags. Then I treated the over/undersleeve as one. HA who knows... I think maybe the answer is lost to time. ;)
It was all coming together, an easy sew and a fun one. No big problems to unravel, SWEET.
No corset on the dummy so it looks a little crumpled, but golden tassels!
Fleur de lis buttons, Citizen? Perhaps my commitment to the Revolution isn't what it should be.
Fancy paste buckle, just waiting to be used.

I was sick as a dog. I had spent the preceding Wednesday at the ER with my mom and her terrible stomach flu. No good deed goes unpunished and I was laid low, very low. I laid on the sofa, barely able to open my eyes and felt like the only kid not at an epic party.
On the positive side, I have a new jacket waiting to be worn.
Such cold, cold comfort.
Ever Your Thimble Servant,
Miss Brilliantine

13 comments:

  1. I LOVE IT. You and A were very much missed. Since she also made a new frock, I think it's only fitting to come up with an event to display them.

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    1. Thanks, Doll! I was still in a funk like a petulant child and went over to my brother's, he's learning the ukulele. Well, that'll fix you, instant happiness.

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  2. I love your buttons, and that buckle. Accessories are brilliant!
    Val

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    1. Thanks,Val! I know you know the love of accessories. Important!

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  3. Beautiful! The lace decoration is superb!

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    1. Thank you, you are always so kind with your praise.

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  4. Yes. Gold Tassels! This is so pretty, love the color. Love the frankenpatterning!

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    1. Thanks, I love to bend a pattern to my will!

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