Sunday, June 17, 2012

A Polonaise Jacket, and an Announcement

Here are some pictures of my finished polonaise jacket, plus a striped sheer cotton petticoat. The cap I made in the shop, along with a matching kerchief and apron.




As for the announcement... Michael has been chosen as the next tailor's apprentice at Colonial Williamsburg! So Williamsburg is to be our home for the foreseeable future! I'm so incredibly proud of my talented fiancé, and excited for our life together.


14 comments:

Miss Nicole said...

Yay! Congratulations to your fiance! You two are such an incredibly talented, handsome couple! I hope Colonial Williamsburg will only continue treat you well.

I love Mike's very smart-looking outfit in the photo you posted. Kyle's finished ensemble will (eventually) be of a similar color combination.

Best of luck to you both. Hope to be able to meet up with you sometime during the summer. Worst case scenario, we will be in CW at the end of October for the B&T coat workshop and can try for then.

All our best,
Nicki (& Kyle)

Kleidung um 1800 said...

Your latest ensemble looks very beautiful!!!
And what great news about your fiance taking an apprenticeship at CW, too! You're both amazingly talented and living a daily life in "history" as a seamstress and tailor must be wonderful - enjoy!!!

Sabine

Sandrine said...

Congratulation!! You both make such beautiful garments. I am jealous! :)

I also love this jacket! So so cute.

Rebecca said...

Beautiful job on the jacket and new ensemble! I love the ruffled kerchief - is it just a triangle, or is it shaped around the neckline? It drapes perfectly on you!

And congrats to your finance! What a tremendous accomplishment and what a dream come true for you both. Wishing all the best to the two of you! :-)

Laurie said...

Dreams do come true! Congratulations!

Jen Bristow said...

Congratulations! I love following your news and projects and hope to visit while you are there!

Anonymous said...

Long time lurker,first time commenter...CONGRATULATIONS! Very exciting and very well deserved. - Mary

Sanna K said...

That jacket is so adorable! I'm so happy for you both! Congratulations!

E Asbenson said...

Nice work, and congrats to your man!

vintagevisions27 said...

Great outfit and great news!
Congratulations!
-Emily

An Historical Lady said...

Great job, and congratulations to your fiancé! How very exciting and wonderful for you both!
Mary
http://anhistoricallady.blogspot.com

Elissa said...

Amazing!! Living life in the 18th century every day. Congrats!

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Gabrielle said...

Dear Samantha, I want to write an article in my blog about polonaise jacket in XVIIIth century and now I'm looking for a photos of it. Your recontruction is great and I want to ask you could I use your photos in my article? I would be very grateful!