This would make a wonderful jacket for a bride. Just have a skirt made and you would really look quite unique. I have inserted calico arms into the jacket to show the width at the top is a good size. Of course with bare arms inside, the jacket would look prettier.
Fantastic three dimensional motifs.This jacket would fit a size 8/10 UK.; size 4/6 USA. The fastening of the buttons and loops cuff area can be expanded. Ireland was the main producer of crochet after 1900. It is said to have originated from Italian 17th century needlepoint lace, most of which was made in sourthern Italy in convents.
Round neck with front opening, the oval crochet buttons secure with a loop fastening, a peplum which lengthens to the back, long sleeves with six mother of pearl buttons and loop fastenings, the shoulder sleeve slightly puffed, the whole worked with sprays of leaves and three dimensional flowers.
Bust 32 in; 82 cm
Natural Waist 29 in; 74 cm
Arm width from 6 in; 15 cm at the top of the sleeve measures 13 in; 33cm so plenty of room, not tight.
Nape of neck to hem 25 in; 64 cm.
Underarm 36 in; 92 cm
Back neck to hem 23 in; 59 cm
Underarm sleeve to cuff 17 in; 43 cm.
Excellent. Clean. There are a couple of breaks to the crochet, but easily repaired.
For similar technqieu there is a wonderful dress in Kyoto Costume Institute. See Fashion p 342/3.
Price: £750 | $900 | €870
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