JRCaraco - 1770-1785 Caraco Pattern. Available in sizes 6 through 20, two sizes per pattern. Long jacket which may be worn down or up a la polonaise, with optional ruching strip to be attached across center front to hold handkerchief in place. Pattern is for caraco jacket and sleeve flounces, with diagrams for handkerchief and petticoat to be worn over side hoops or false rump. This style of caraco jacket was a popular ladies’ fashion
from approximately 1770 to 1785.
This caraco is designed with a false stomacher front which has a center front hook and eye closure. The over-the-elbow length sleeves are finished with shaped cuffs. An optional ruching strip may be fastened (by hooks to thread eyes) across the stomacher to secure a neck handkerchief if it is worn over the caraco. Covered buttons have been added to the base of the side back seams. Optional ribbon loops may be sewn inside the caraco which can be fastened up over the buttons to lift the jacket skirt ŕ la polonaise. This original caraco pattern is fashioned after two extant examples, one in the collection of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and the other in the Wade Collection, Snowshill Manor, England. A similar false stomacher front may be seen on a gown described as an "Afternoon Dress," which was made in France c. 1775, in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
This pattern is designed to fit over my 18th century strapless stays.
This pattern will not fit a 21st century figure wearing modern underwear. Caraco is illustrated as it looks when made of cotton chintz with a thin silk lining, worn with plain sleeve flounces, over a false rump, quilted petticoat and flounced silk taffeta petticoat.
Pattern is for caraco jacket only.
Pattern excellent for Colonial Costume, Romance Era Costume, Regency Costume, Lewis and Clarke Era Costume, Wild West Costume, Fur Trade Era Costume, Colonial Military Costume, War of 1812 Military Costume, War of 1812 and Indian Wars costume, Pirates of the Caribbean, Johnny Depp Costume, Will Turner Costume, Orlando Bloom costume, Captain Barbossa’s Costume, Captain Jack Sparrow Costume, Golden Age of Piracy Costume, American revolutionary War costume, and Elizabeth Swann Costume, American revolutionary War costume. Pirates of the Caribbean Impression, cavalier or other pirate impression as well as period accurate colonial. Great for French Indian War, Louis and Clarke, Colonial, American Revolutionary War, King Louis French Court, Marie Antoinette, French Royalty, 1700's impression. Colonial, Georgian, American Revolutionary War, Indian Wars, War of 1820, Regency, Sense and Sensibility, Pirate Era, High Seas Era, East Indies Trading Era. Age of Chivalry. Age of Piracy, Colonial, Georgian.