I bought two remnants from a recent wool sale they were running - 2 yards of sky blue broadcloth, and 1/2 yard of lightweight wool plaid just for fun.
Why was I set on sky blue? Well because I already had some blue soutache braid that I thought would be a lovely accent on a military-style Spencer such as these:
|Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1798|
I have two Spencer patterns to choose from - La Mode Bagatelle and Laughing Moon #129.
I plan to make a mock-up of each before I decide which pattern I like better. I also have plans for a pink silk Spencer in the future, and I'll probably use the other pattern for that. Yay more wardrobe additions!