Thank you to Steve Travers for coming to me with this project it was more than just a designing/sewing project, it was a history lesson as well! But my goodness a lot of work! The gold trim took forever to complete, making sure all the corners are even and sharp and all the stitching is perfectly straight. The sleeves on the jacket were made with a faux cuff to be a little more user friendly so they are actually part of the sleeve rather than a separate cuff, the jacket is made of a summer wool will breathe well, the lining on both the coat and vest is also made of natural fibres. His reaction was that he felt like he was wearing nothing.
I am very proud to have been a part of this makeover, perhaps I might get some more period pieces in the future.
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"