Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Green for the Daye~

1820-29 Boy's Jacket 

If in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day I thought I would share this cunning young boy's jacket with you~

It has been fully hand stitched and is made up of a rich green wool blend that is trimmed in a contrasting orange narrow wool braid. The dark green enamel buttons are merely decorative.

The above fashion plate from 1827 is remarkably close to our boy's jacket, though it depicts adult male ideals.

 
I love the simplicity of just the tiny narrow orange braid for decoration. The buttons are very classy and elegant. The turn back collar is black velvet.....and if you look closely you can see the lining peeking though the front opening.


It's a party on the inside! I love this cotton print lining~ which only lines the skirts and back collar flap.





2 comments:

Barbara Brown said...

This is such a cool little coat! I can't imagine any boy wearing something like this now.......just can't see this zipping down the street on a skate board! Btw....Happy Greenie Day! Did the Leprechaun leave his shoes at your house this year?? ;-) Ly, Mom

Patricia Stuart said...

Wonderful 🙂