Fashion Plate – Regency Spencer Jacket

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Study on Regency era Spencer jacket. ┬áThis jacket was designed by famed costume designer Alexandra Byne for the 2020 movie Emma based on Jane Austen’s novel of the same name. I wanted to study the jacket for its beautiful depiction of Rouleaux trim, a popular embellishment of this era created by making bias strip tubing of the same fabric and hand-stitched on the garment in beautiful patterns. ┬áThe sleeves are also an amazing embellishment itself using a design known as dagging which is a triangle shaped jagged trim.

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