I haven't been able to find any information on this on the internet, so the picture is my photo of a photo in a book called Empirens Döttrar (transl. Daughters of the Empire or Daughters of the Regency Age, depending on one's point of view). The book says that this is a riding habit from ca. the 1820s.
Here's my version of it, worn with my massive red bonnet. The hat is maybe leaning over to the 1830s, but I like it anyway :) As said I haven't yet found suitable decorative buttons but the jacket works well without them, too.
|I really like the silhouette here.|
|The gown is the very first Regency dress I ever made, with the fern embroideries on the hem.|
Ok, let's take a time-warping jump, 100 years ahead. I've been waiting the Great Gatsby movie for ages and it finally opens here this week. With that in mind, I made a little cloche hat which I intend to wear with my American Duchess Skidoos when I go and see the film :) I drafted the hat pattern myself, but I was inspired by this DL Designs hat. Have a look at some photos, do!
|Overtaken by the Charleston craze|
|The shoes are actually red and white, it doesn't show here very well|
|The brim can be worn asymmetrically like this or symmetrically, framing the face more|
|20s-esque accessories with the only actual thing from the 20s in my possession: my fiddle, built in 1928|
By the way, I've also been a good girl and started sewing on the pelisse trimmings :)