Jacket

1785-1790 (made)
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Not currently on display at the V&A

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In the 1780s jackets worn with petticoats became a popular garment for informal wear by women. This example shows the long sleeves and close-fitting style characteristic of the decade. It is made of linen printed in a repeating pattern of floral sprigs. The fabric has been quilted so that each printed motif is framed in a diamond shape by quilting stitches. A decorative cotton muslin apron completes the ensemble.


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Brief Description
Jacket of quilted and printed linen, possibly made in France, 1785-1790
Physical Description
Jacket of printed linen with an all-over pattern of a small lilac sprig in an alternating design of flowers, fruits and berries. The jacket is quilted in running stitch in a diamond pattern.



The jacket is hip length with a low round neck trimmed with a gathered frill of self-material and fastens down the centre front with hooks and eyes. The sleeves are long and fasten at the wrist with a small self-covered button. It is shaped to the figure and tails flair from the waist at the side, and are overlapped at the centre back by a longer one in a lozenge shape. Lined with linen.
Dimensions
  • Height: 720mm
  • Width: 640mm
Summary
In the 1780s jackets worn with petticoats became a popular garment for informal wear by women. This example shows the long sleeves and close-fitting style characteristic of the decade. It is made of linen printed in a repeating pattern of floral sprigs. The fabric has been quilted so that each printed motif is framed in a diamond shape by quilting stitches. A decorative cotton muslin apron completes the ensemble.
Collection
Accession Number
T.219-1966

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record createdFebruary 11, 2003
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