Bottle Green Pelisse

While searching for images of Regency era hats and parasols, I came across this GORGEOUS fashion plate.  I haven't a clue where I got it from, as I was busy chasing images down various rabbit holes and lost track of the source.  I'm guessing it's from around 1799 - 1801.  This particular fashion plate really stands out to me for several reason.  First of all, I love that the model isn't just standing around in her clothes, but rather she is putting on the pelisse.  Secondly, I really can't stop staring at the vivid color over-all and the scalloped hem at the bottom.  The asymmetrical bodice design intrigues me, as does that amazing collar. 

All this being said, I wanted to share this lovely fashion plate with you, and hint at a possible future project.  Remember how I said in this post that I would love to make something in an olive or bottle green color?  Well.....I think I've found it.  Of course, I'm trying not to spend any unnecessary amount of money on myself this year.  So, this will probably be put on the back shelf for awhile.  But, next year will be here before I know it. 

I absolutely love having a dream project in mind.  This year was the white Tidens Toj gown.  Next year...the bottle green pelisse!  Do you, or have you ever, had a sort of piece de resistance type of project that inspires you?


ZipZip said…
Yes, I do! An entirely embroidered jacket and petticoat, circa early 1794...embroidered all over with trailing flowers, in colors, in tambour stitch.

Ummm, one can dream :}

Very best,

Jenni said…
Well, Natalie...if anyone could do that, you certainly could!
What a truly beautiful find!
There are just too many interesting garments out there, which are worth to be turned into a project, isn't it?!
Anonymous said…
That is really pretty! I love that color of green...makes me want to sew something that color. :)

Thanks for sharing!
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Nabila Grace said…
Oh gracious! I am in love! :o) Love the detail LOVE the color...everything! I can't wait for next year just so I can drool over your lovely sewing hahaha

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