Sunday, February 16, 2014
Teens' Era Brown Jacket/Coat
From the seller:
This is a beautiful Edwardian Brown Jacket. The fabric feels like a wool with silk blend however I cannot be 100% sure. The garment has a slightly V neckline and long straight cuffed sleeves. There are 18 hook and eyes down the front. Jacket is completely decorated with awesome circular and zig zag designs made with brown corded/soutache trim. Garment is lined with a tan/brown plaid silk. There are 2 pockets with gathering at top which makes a little ruffle edge. There are 9 weights along hem.
Back of neck to hem 26-1/2"
Condition: There is a roughly 1" by almost 3" hole under the left arm near seam where sleeve attaches to body. There are fourteen 1/8" holes to top fabric in front of bodice (mostly to fabric underneath trim along edge near where hooks are), one 1/2" hole and roughly 18 pindot holes to front in bottom where trim is. There are roughly 18 pindot sized holes to 1/8" on back of garment. A few sections of trim need to be reattached. Silk lining has fraying along neck, under arms, and along a few sections of hem where weights are located. Otherwise awesome!!
I'm going to say right about 1914 for this one. I love how it looks like something you could wear today and that little pocket detail inside.