Sometimes one thing really does lead to another. In this case a single image made Kitty think “I’d like to try something like that for myself!” It was only meant to be for her own wardrobe, but – after many interations and discussions and quibbles over quarter inches – the end result made us think that it had more of a future than that.
So Kitty made up a couple of samples for Amelia (our mannequin). It looked good on her too (see the gallery)! Since Kitty and Amelia don’t resemble each other in the slightest, we’re optimistic that this jacket will look good on most women of various shapes.
Hopefully, Kitty will be able to get a small batch of these made up for Calgary Comic Expo (April 27-30th).
Why call it the Regency Jacket?
The English Regency took place 200 years ago (1811-1820) and dresses of the period typically had a very high waistline, often referred to as an empire waist. Given that this jacket has a waistline up to the same level, it seemed natural to name it after the period.