Regency era Spencer Jacket

One of the final orders in need of completion before we moved to our new location was an Early 19th century spencer jacket to be worn with the evening gown below: regencyballgown1 The spencer jacket is brown cotton velveteen with tiny peach stripes running through. The customer requested a small gathered stand up collar. The buttons are beveled mother of pearl encased in brass. spencerjacket1 I opted for a one piece jacket back. I put three deep tucks in the back to taper the waist but leave enough ease through the center back for comfort. spencerjacket2 The jacket is fully lined and ends just below the bust. This jacket is intended for the new living history program at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Museum in Put-in-Bay, Ohio.

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About Susan

Hi! My name is Susan and I am a historian, seamstress, teacher, mother, and wife. My passion for history has manifested itself in the art of recreating clothing from different periods of time. Growing up in the American South, I am heavily schooled in the art of recreating clothing from the 19th century. After nearly a decade of immersing myself primarily in the Victorian period, I found the need to branch out and explore other periods of time. However, it is my connection with the American South and the clothing of rural America that continues to be the driving force behind my designs.