Naval Spencer Jacket - help needed!

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Naval Spencer Jacket - help needed!

Postby ladydetemps » Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:24 am

I'm making myself a spencer in blue velvet with a white lining and gold buttons. I want it to reflect a naval uniform. But I'm stuck on the gold braid.
What type?
How do I apply it and where?
Should I pipe the jacket seams?

I've been googling images but can't find a consistent style…was it a bit free and easy style wise back then?

I've started on my bonnet.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ladydetemps/14516701564/
But still deciding upon which colour to make the dress.



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Re: Naval Spencer Jacket - help needed!

Postby John Waller » Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:16 pm

ladydetemps wrote:I'm making myself a spencer in blue velvet with a white lining and gold buttons. I want it to reflect a naval uniform. But I'm stuck on the gold braid.
What type?
How do I apply it and where?
Should I pipe the jacket seams?

I've been googling images but can't find a consistent style…was it a bit free and easy style wise back then?

I've started on my bonnet.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ladydetemps/14516701564/
But still deciding upon which colour to make the dress.


I think you have pretty much a free hand. Look at naval officer's uniforms and pick up style features you like to incorporate into your design, Regarding gold braid, bias and stand was the pattern used by the navy around the period.


Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't.

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Re: Naval Spencer Jacket - help needed!

Postby ladydetemps » Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:21 pm

John Waller wrote:
ladydetemps wrote:I'm making myself a spencer in blue velvet with a white lining and gold buttons. I want it to reflect a naval uniform. But I'm stuck on the gold braid.
What type?
How do I apply it and where?
Should I pipe the jacket seams?

I've been googling images but can't find a consistent style…was it a bit free and easy style wise back then?

I've started on my bonnet.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ladydetemps/14516701564/
But still deciding upon which colour to make the dress.


I think you have pretty much a free hand. Look at naval officer's uniforms and pick up style features you like to incorporate into your design, Regarding gold braid, bias and stand was the pattern used by the navy around the period.

Do you have an image perchance of what it looked like. I'm going trim hunting next week.



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Re: Naval Spencer Jacket - help needed!

Postby John Waller » Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:43 pm

ladydetemps wrote:
John Waller wrote:
ladydetemps wrote:I'm making myself a spencer in blue velvet with a white lining and gold buttons. I want it to reflect a naval uniform. But I'm stuck on the gold braid.
What type?
How do I apply it and where?
Should I pipe the jacket seams?

I've been googling images but can't find a consistent style…was it a bit free and easy style wise back then?

I've started on my bonnet.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ladydetemps/14516701564/
But still deciding upon which colour to make the dress.


I think you have pretty much a free hand. Look at naval officer's uniforms and pick up style features you like to incorporate into your design, Regarding gold braid, bias and stand was the pattern used by the navy around the period.

Do you have an image perchance of what it looked like. I'm going trim hunting next week.



http://www.militarymetalwork.co.uk/products.php?cat=22 http://www.handembroideryshop.co.uk/aca ... Stand.html you can also get it elsewhere ebay etsy etc. Most is mylar these days.


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Re: Naval Spencer Jacket - help needed!

Postby ladydetemps » Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:04 am

And here is the finished article
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ladydetemps/15052667911/
I'm tempted to make a matching skirt for a 'riding habit' look.



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Re: Naval Spencer Jacket - help needed!

Postby ladydetemps » Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:17 pm

John Waller wrote:
ladydetemps wrote:
John Waller wrote:
http://www.militarymetalwork.co.uk/products.php?cat=22 http://www.handembroideryshop.co.uk/aca ... Stand.html you can also get it elsewhere ebay etsy etc. Most is mylar these days.


I managed to find two types of trim...and here's my bonnet
http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co ... rs_31.html
still trying to figure out how to do the cockade type arrangement you see on some hats.




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