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The Catherine is a fitted, cropped jacket or 'Spencer' to give it it's correct historical term. It is very typical of Regency fashions but makes a great addition to modern wardrobes too.

The spencer features a traditional roll collar with a single fastening at the centre front, the deep 'v' being very flattering. The sleeves are delicately puffed at the shoulder with decorative petals and buttons while tapering down to the wrist before flaring over the knuckles. At the back a small peplum flares out creating another decorative feature. The spencer is trimmed with piping which you can choose to either contrast or match your fabric colour.

Obviously this is perfect if you are looking for historical costume - the green silk spencer in the photos was made for a re-enactor who requested hand worked buttonholes and the passimenterie buttons are also very typical of garments of the era.

If you are not looking for historical accuracy then the spencer will have hook and eye fastenings and buttons on the sleeves that match appropriately - usually fabric covered. Please ensure you state whether you want historically accurate or not in the comments box when ordering.

Once you place your order you will be asked to choose your fabric colour and trimming options. You will also be sent a measurement chart. Feel free to pop any details in the notes box at check out. Please don't hesitate to ask if you have a different fabric in mind as we can source all sorts. This would look stunning in ivory or champagne as part of a wedding ensemble, but works equally well in different colours. It's the perfect addition to your historically inspired wardrobe.

We can create a range of historical costumes, such as the Victorian Bustle Dress:
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/152523688/victorian-1880s-bustle-dress-outfit?
or the 1910s Walking Suit:
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/163805189/edwardian-downton-walking-suit?

Catherine Regency Spencer/ Fitted Bolero Jacket

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: silk dupion, linen, cotton
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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