Fabric Selection

Fabric selections for the DPP were fairly easy, since I planned to use as many fabrics as possible from my stash. I had plenty of lightweight linen for shirt-making, and a few yards of a cotton French lace for ruffles at the front and wrists.

For the waistcoat, I plan to use the most wonderful fabric I’ve ever worked with, a lovely double-faced silk satin in a rich creamy color. For the rest of the suit, I have a beautiful cornflower blue silk tafetta. I would rather have had a second satin to use for the suit, but not enough to spend money to buy the yardage.

The fabrics and lace were originally used to make this 18th century inspired wedding dress:

18th-century-inspired silk satin wedding gown.

I think they’ll be equally stunning in an 18th century court suit, don’t you?


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