Midnight Garden - Jacket - Part XXXIV
As promised here are the final details of the jacket. First, front and back (sorry about that wrinkled sleeve!):
I realize it is not much different that the last time you saw it, but I'm not sure that I published a picture of the back when I published a sneak preview. Can you spot the cricket? As I was putting the finishing touches on one day after the cricket was in place, both my son and daughter came into the studio at separate times were delighted when they spotted him among the flowers.
Here's a close-up of the cricket:
The embossed velvet cuffs, collar and peplum inset all have beaded trim.
The jacket is held closed by covered snaps; this one is covered in silver silk to match the area where it is stitched on, the others are blue of course, to match where they are stitched on.
The cuffs are held in place by tiny thread tacks in three places per cuff:
The lining is all complete as well:
Tomorrow I am planning on going to Concord to the bead shop and getting the supplies for the custom jewelry. I've been studying 1950's jewelry online, so I have a few good ideas of what I'm going to make. Once I see what beads and findings are available, I'll make a final decision.
That means the photo shoot of me actually wearing the ensemble will be sometime this weekend and possibly posted on Monday, plus my final thoughts on this project. I only lack the purse for accessories, but will do the photo shoot without it. The auction for the one I want doesn't close for another couple of days, add to that shipping time and it could be another couple of weeks for final photos. I've been looking for a vintage navy purse with silver colored hardware. It seems that most of the purses were made with gold-toned hardware. That doesn't work so well with all the silver and blue of the ensemble for me, so I've been patient and looking.
Parting Shot: Vintage Shoes! They finally came today! These vintage Neiman Marcus shoes are classic mid to late 50's shoes: pointy toes and heels.