Added Oct 2, 2009
Nr Blackpool, Un...
We enjoy going to 40’s and 50’s events and dressing the part. My husband lost his original Teddy Boy suit in the house move so I made him this drape and waistcoat to make up for it. I made myself the circular skirt with attached stiff petticoat. Mine was made as a costume but I tried to make his jacket as authentic as possible. I made up the pattern in newspaper and was advised by him on the features.
The drape jacket is in pure Welsh wool – the fabric dating from the late 70’s when I attended a class on tailoring. The velvet cuffs and pockets were made from an old velvet skirt of mine. I lined it with polyester satin. The waistcoat was furnishing fabric – I made up this pattern too.
My skirt was made using a circle of 60" wide polyester and the same in stiff net. Joined together and with attached wide elastic waistband.
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