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Sunday, March 2, 2008

Jacket, spring fever?

I found images of this and several other jackets from the 17th century on the 'net last year... and thinking this could be the ultimate in 'vintage clothing.' And the gauge is even do-able. This could be a masterpiece project... the lining is woven silk, and doesn't seem slack, so I'm wondering whether the fabric is meant to be quite firm, without the 'give' that knits usually have. Presumably the colorwork is stranded, which reduces stretch, this will be wanting some thought... it could be attractive in cotton for spring.

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