Monday, February 7, 2011

Elizabeth Bennet's Black Spencer

I love this spencer! If I'm ever brave enough, I might make this :-). This spencer is seen on Elizabeth during various outdoor scenes. She wears at least two different bonnets with this spencer (the dark mahogany bonnet and the light tan one).

Front View: Pretty much looks like a typical spencer. Featuring a pop-up collar and a closed front.

Close up of Collar: Two things I noticed: there doesn't seem to be a visible seam for the collar, suggesting that the front piece is one piece; second, there is some decorative stitching along the tip of the collar.

Frog Detail: For the longest time, I had a hard time trying to get a good picture of the frogs that secure the front together. Here is a tolerable picture, but it's still pretty hard to see.

For more pictures of Frogs, this link to The Jane Austen Center's website might be of some help. Perhaps a mixture of the first picture of the millitary coat and something in the last picture?

1 comment:

  1. I do love this spencer! But I think it is actually a very, very dark green, not black. Black was usually reserved for solely for mourning clothes, I'm fairly certain. But I hope you do get the chance to make your own one day, and post some pictures :)


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