This silk jacket shows many of the sewing techniques mastered by tailors in the 1700th c. The silk was probably made in Sweden c. 1750 but the cut is from the 1780s. Jacket, silk damask, linen, 1780s, KM 14.561. Photo Viveca Ohlsson, Kulturen|
Back view, caraco with its "Pet en l'air", Lyon or Spitalfield, c. 1780-1790. Superb cream damask brocaded with glycines bouquets and pomegranates in gold, purple and blue sky tones. Linen lining corseted front with eyelets for lacing (instead of the rigid bodice!). Pekin silk re-used for the V back and light green chiffon silk for the lining of the sleeves.