Completed Riding Habit, joint project of Sairah & I. The entire outfit is her design and fabric choice. The coat is Sairah's work with a little help from me to do the finish work, sewing on buttons & attaching the lining. I then drafted the pattern & made up the waistcoat and skirt per her design.
Front with the jabot
Back of coat
Back drape of the coat with all the under pinnings
Waistcoat & shirt
Skirt with front & back panels crossed over.
Corded petticoat with quilted short skirt "puffer"
bum roll over a corded petticoat
Pocket on the petticoat
Detail of the side pleats.
Skirt waistband is period front and back panels tied around the waist with the sides open for pockets.
Detail of trim and buttons on the back vent of the coat
Detail of the waistcoat. It is gold metalic embroidered silk with antique gold trim and buttons. The buttonholes were machine done and then made to look handmade by hand-sewing over them.
Detail of the coat and waistcoat
Back of waistcoat showing period adjustable back