This pelisse was made to wear to my dear friend Maggie's wedding. The fabric was a gift from my friend Tyler, and there was just enough to get a short pelisse out of. You see "short" (what I consider anything shorter than the hem of the gown) pelisses throughout the 1800-1820 period like this one and this one from the collection of the Bibliothèque des Arts Décoratifs
www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/francais/bibliotheque/ via Ginger's fabulous Flickr account. I was inspired by the trim on this pelisse from 1813.
The veil was a very lucky find on Ebay. Although as pretty as it is, the glare on it in sunlight is not so helpful!
My friend Emma was gracious enough to play photographer for me, and got some excellent shots. :)