1818 Velvet Spencer Pattern

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This striking jacket was the height of chic for the late 1810s, with its Renaissance-revival sleeve puffs combined with military-inspired rows of corded trim along the front. It was featured in DAR Museum’s exhibit “An Agreeable Tyrant”: Fashion After the Revolution. (catalog number 4728)

FIT: This jacket would have been worn over a chemise, corset, and with at least one bodiced petticoat or gown. It has one dart for shaping in the front.

Check the measurement charts for sizing. Patterns are printed on 20lb weight paper, with multiple sizes each uniquely color-coded on the pattern. Includes documentation, photographs, drawings, and sewing instructions focusing on period construction methods, but can be sewn using modern sewing machine methods. The person who buys any one of these patterns can be confident that the pattern shapes are period correct which allows the individual the option to be as period correct in sewing techniques and construction as he or she wishes to be.

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