1740s Riding Habit Waistcoat and Shirt
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Riding coat | British | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Swords into Ploughshares," September 7, 1995–November 26, 1995.The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Vanity Fair: A Treasure Trove from the Costume Institute," December 15, 1977–September 3, 1978
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Riding coat, 1750-1759 (made). Women’s coat for a riding habit of medium brown worsted, 1750s, British; lined with yellow sarsenet. Museum Number T.197-1984.
Detail from "The Effects of Good Government in the Countryside" by Ambrogio Lorenzetti,c.1338-40 Illustration from a Book of Poetry by Christine de Pisan,14th c. French School Life of Saint Jacques de Compostelle,1386 Barbara of Celje from Manuscript Bellifortis by Konrad Kyeser,c. 1405 Hunt with Hawks from the "Hours of Duke de Berry",1412-16 Hunt with Hawks from the "Hours of Duke de Berry",det. "The Month of May" from the "Hours of Duke de Berry",1412-16 "The Month of May" from the "Hours…
A Riding Habit :)
At long last, the riding habit is revealed! I hope it's not anti-climactic!. It was a LOT of work, even though it looks rather plain. Tailoring is... an entirely different beast from dressmaking! Different techniques, different stitches. Mike and I had a complete mis-communication over something because what he told me to do means two different things to tailors and mantua-makers! I will probably do a separate construction post, although I don't have too many construction pics. They are on…