Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Pictorial Review 1435 - Ladies' Semi-Fitted Riding Jacket

Mid 1920's.

Note that underfacing E may be cut of rubberized material.  You can see the outline of the underfacing on pieces L, F, and H.

The finished length of the jacket is about 34".  The pattern is not printed.  No fabric recommendations are made, though interestingly, the layout is given for 54" material only.

This was probably meant to be worn with Pictorial Review 1438, Ladies' Riding Breeches.


Diane Shiffer said...

so the rubberized facing would go along the hem? in the back for the most part, right? how interesting...

i am posting today about a pattern that is just your kinda thing: a ladies "overall" from the forties (i think!) it's not what we would think of as an overall, but rather more like a wrap apron with sleeves. the pattern company name is one i'd never heard of before: "maudella." i'm *hoping* perhaps you might have the time to stop by and add your thoughts!
have a wonderful day☺

Diane Shiffer said...

andrea.. thanks so much for stopping by my blog- i really appreciated your input☺

Callie said...

The use of the rubberized fabric in the back of the bottom section it to keep the jacket from absorbing sweat from the horse, and also to give weight to keep the jacket from flying up when moving at speed. Prior to rubberized fabric, riding jackets often had leather their to serve the same purpose.

andrea.at.the.blue.door said...

That's fascinating about the reason for the facing of rubberized fabric or leather. Is this still done, or have styles changed sufficiently so that it's no longer necessary?

Callie said...

Riding apparel has changed quite a bit, though some places you will still see the traditional aspects.

Most riding jackets are so short they don't come down past the saddle anymore, so they don't need a sweat resistant lining. Sometimes they still have weighted hems though. Fox hunting jackets and tail coats (dressage and fox hunting mostly) still sometimes have a sweat resistant lining though.

The invention of detergent and improved clothes cleaning technology reduced the need for some of those things as well.

And of course stretch fabric revolutionized the riding breeches from the elephant ear style to the legging seen today.

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