Edwardian/ ww1 ladies antique grey silk lined wool jacket with soutache embroidery - as is
I’d been keeping this to wear myself, and had intended to change the buttons and ignore the flaws, but am having a New Year clear!
A really stylish jacket made by notable drapers Nicholson’s of Cheapside (faded label but I made it out!) - info here https://www.flickr.com/photos/31363949@N02/26897550216 - easy cut to wear with draped back and low crossover front.
Shown on a modern uk10 (tall)
Bust laid flat 21”
Hips unfitted (52” total)
Length from nape to hem 31” at back, 21” centre front
shoulder to shoulder approx 16” but not seams as dropped
sleeves are 14” underarm seam to cuff edge, but are wrist length in me if jacket fastened.. hard to measure due to batwing cut underarm
Condition: selling as found, it is strong and wearable but wounded.
Wonderful soutache style embroidered decoration remains pretty much intact as does silk lining with no damage. The flaws are
- general overall fade (which is worse in some light, and not as obvious in others.. looks a bit ombré. Have tried to show it at worst in laid flat photos! )
- a number of small individual moth holes, all shown. I have freeze treated so no remaining moth.
- rusty buttons
- some pale marks to lining, but silk is otherwise perfect