Sizes 30-52 in 3 size packs:
Size Pack A: 30-40
Size Pack B: 36-46
Size Pack C: 42-52
Based on fashionable jackets styles worn in the last quarter of the 18th century, the Amalia Jacket is the perfect mix-and-match addition to your costuming and reenactment wardrobe.
Both views have a fitted bodice designed to be pinned closed at the front, curved side and back seams which flare out in pleats on the jacket's skirt, slim two-piece sleeves, and the slightly higher neckline seen in extant garments of the 1780s.
View A features a longer skirt joined to the bodice at the waist with box pleats at the back and knife pleats at the sides, a smooth bodice front, and three-quarter length sleeves.
View B features a shorter 'pierrot' style skirt, a cutaway front, and full length sleeves.
Mix and match sleeves, skirt lengths, and front styles for a variety of looks.
Jackets with longer fuller skirts, like View A, are most common in fashion plates from 1775 to 1785, although there are examples into the 1790s. Jackets with cutaway fronts and shorter skirts, like View B, are more common in fashion plates from 1780-1795, although there are some earlier examples. Both styles were worn by poorer and less fashionable women( often as secondhand garments) up until the end of the 18th century.
The Amalia Jacket is designed to be worn over a full set of 18th century undergarments, including stays, such as the Augusta Stays and a false rump.
Outer: light and midweight cottons with printed patterns, and light and midweight silks with woven patterns. Consult extant garments for examples of prints and weaves that were used in period.
Lining: light to midweight linen (most common) or block printed cotton (less common) or light-midweight silk (least common)
Elisabeth is wearing View A in Size 38 in blue & white floral chintz.
Jenni is wearing View B in Size 36 in blue-green silk taffeta with a white silk satin front panel. Her jacket has been shortened 1/2" / 1.2cm in the torso, and 1" in the arms to match her petite height.
About your Pattern:
This pattern is a physical paper pattern.
The Amalia Jacket Pattern contains the following:
- 36 pages Instruction Booklet + Fitting Guide
- 2 large paper printed pattern sheets
If you are interested in a downloadable pattern please follow this link