An Edwardian Jacket, c 1901-1910

An overall view of the inside of the jacket. Unlike most women's clothing at the time, this jacket is not flatlined. All exposed seams are covered with the silk lining. The front of the jacket is interlined with cotton.

The silk lining appears to have been made in three parts, two front pieces and a center back piece. The lining is only attached to the jacket at the center side back seams and the edges. It appears that the center back piece was laid down and the front lining pieces were laid over it, and then, with seam allowances folded under, very neatly stitched to the center back lining and the seam allowance of the wool. The seams of the silk lining follow the seams of the jacket.

Many tailored items were sewn by tailors, and therefore used techniques they were familiar with and used in men's clothing.

The armscye, in addition to being lined with silk, has a polished cotton lining to protect the underarm area. This lining is rectangular, and sewn in place by hand.The jacket shows no weakening or underarm discoloration.

The sleeves are only lined with silk about half way down. The lower part of the sleeve is lined with a coarse cotton.

The jacket is self-faced with wool. The lapel is made when the center front of the jacket is turned back, therefore, much of the facing shows.

The lining comes up to the facing, the seam allowance is turned under and then it's whipstitched into place.

There are three corded buttonholes down the front.

A detail of the cuff. The brown cotton lining is coming loose.

The cotton lining comes until about an inch from the wool cuff. The wool is then turned up, and stitched with a running stitch to the lining to finish the edge of the cuff.

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Antique Clothing
The Edwardian Era
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