Wednesday, 14 March 2012

So Many Buttons

This Glengarry Light Infantry coat is one of 15 that were ordered for Fort Wellington in Prescott.  I learned some new techniques with these.  There are three rows of buttons down the front, instead of the usual lacing.  Each row has 12 buttons.   The placement of the buttons gives an illusion of broader shoulders, with a narrower waist.  The cuffs have two working buttons.  The white borders on the cuffs, collar and epaulettes are done by creating piping with Sjt.'s lace.  The effect is called feathering.  Having never made or used piping before, it was quite the learning adventure.

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