Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Here's a work in progress.
One of the casaques we are making. The fabric was very wobbly, so it took a bit of careful handling to get it to behave. We used a nice solid wool to face back the button and buttonhole areas.
A casaque is a cape like garment that has "sleeve-like" sections that can be unbuttoned from the body proper and then buttoned to themselves to form sleeves as needed.
We've cheated a bit because we can, and this one wouldn't be able to form sleeves. The front sleeve section will always stay open and the back will remain closed.
All we need to do is have a final fitting and finish the hem, then it will go to breakdown for a bit of
graceful aging.
p.s. 97 buttons.

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