Saturday, September 15, 2007

Jane Bennet House Coat Replica

I loved this jacket Jane wears in the 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice so I just had to make it!

I used the Sense and Sensibility Regency Gown pattern as a base to draw up a pattern and then changed seamlines and cut and shaped until it came out right.
The jacket is sewn on the machine but all top stitching and hemming is done by hand.
The Front:


A View of the Back:


Close up of buttons on front:
View of Back buttons and double box pleats:
Enjoying my jacket at a Jane Austen picnic:



25 comments:

Janel said...

Very nice! I like that.

Happy Homemaker said...

Beautiful... I love it. I hope to someday be able to sew that well.
Micah

Jenny Rose said...

I LOVE!!!! So bootiful. Can you make me one?
Jenny

Jamie Sisson said...

I admire your regency work (actually all of your work, but regency most of all). This year I plan to be Lizzie Bennet for Halloween, which is really just an excuse to have a costume from Pride and Prejudice and to walk around like Lizzie. Haha. I love everything they wear in that movie! By chance, could I possibly pay you to make me Lizzie's costume from the Netherfield Ball? That would be quite delightful, but if you can't, I fully understand. Please e-mail me back at star_wars_nerd91@hotmail.com (what a nerdy e-mail address!)
Thanks,
Jamie

Emily said...

Stunning. You did an amazing job.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog! I'm a reenactor, doing mostly French & Indian, but have started Civil War this summer, and will be starting WWI in the Spring. I LOVE the jacket you made! The 2005 Pride and Prejudice is my favorite version, and I've often thought about making clothes that are similar. I like that they used pre-regency styles for most of the Bennet clothes. I do like regency clothing, but I don't think it flatters most women, especially if they are the least bit chunky (like me)... though you look just right for the style!

I'll be putting you on my favorites list, so see you online soon!

Carol Rose said...

Sorry -- the anonymous post was mine. Somehow, I didn't get my information typed in before the post was saved.

SisterlyLove said...

Hey there! You should make a post about your etsy shop on here so that people can find it. Love you "Lizzie"
-Jane

annamae said...

what beautiful work! i love all your costumes! I so enjoyed browsing your blog. :)

Oregon Regency Society said...

Your Regency costumes are very, very nice. I invite you and your regency friends to the RSA Community Forum to share your costuming experiences--we're all Regency freaks, and many of us are costumers. Nice work!

Erin said...

beautiful! You have done a wonderful job and it turned out really well

Sarah Jane Meister said...

So pretty! I got this link through A Joyful Handmaidens site and have spent a little while admiring your work. I love your regency projects! The fact you've done so much by hand is astounding to me. I'm not yet that brave! :)

Cloe said...

Woow Great job. I love your dresses.
I want a dress like this for me.

Dan Howitt said...

Beautiful works of fashion.
Dan Howitt

Evonne said...

That is beautiful! I love it. I love all of the dresses in that film. I hope someday I will be able to sew as good as that.

Bria said...

Question!
Do you have patterns for all yout creations or are you just looking then making? If you are.... WOW! I hope I am as good as you someday! But my friend Sarah who is also following you, is another genius at sewing.

Anonymous said...

Hellow, i'm french, and i don't speak english very well, but, i would like to say you, that your work is "WOW", "GREAT", and others words i don't know!^^ you really have a lot of talent !!!

Anonymous said...

I'm looking for a copy of Darcys coat from pride and prejudice. Is it a riding coat may be blue any suggestions?
Best wishes
Stephen Cronin
stephen.cronin@mac.com

Replica Watches said...

Are these available on rent.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

What fabric did you use for the jacket?

I love your work.

Anna Kristine said...

I'm not sure what fabric it was...I bought a bolt that was uknown fiber content, but it reminded me of cotton twill. :)
Thanks for commenting!
~Anna Kristine

Kaitlin Saunders said...

Wow! Have you considered working for movies making period costumes? You're fantastic!

Kaitlin Saunders
Bringing Jane Austen into the 21st Century
"A Modern Day Persuasion"
http:///www.kaitlin-saunders.com

Anna Kristine said...

Hello Kaitlin, thanks for stopping by! Yes, I have dreamed about being a movie costume designer...I LOVE historic costumes, Regency being my favorite. :)
By the way, I checked out your website, your book sounds so good! I'm going to have to buy a copy! :)