My final offering from the Costume Museum of Canada’s display in May is a 1911 day suit. I don’t love this era but this one was so pretty I nearly cried when I saw it. It is purple!
It looks like the details were machine sewn but that would have been one skilled machinist!
May be this is a better shot of the front?
Oh, the trim, the trim…sigh.
In my mind, I saw this jacket with a pair of jeans and boots. As modern wear, you’d have strangers running up to you and asking where you bought it.
As you can see, the details are everywhere!
This suit was in danger of being stuffed into my car. Great danger.
And even with the jacket off, this suit stays lovely.
I’d love to make a copy of this suit but I’d never be able to put all that work into it. And where would I find buttons like those.