So to avoid further discomfort, I have decided to make another more "practical" outfit. Naturally this can't be something frumpy since I have set a new standard. Even before I started the day dress I thought it would be nice to do a two pieced outfit. I've found two different bodices that I quite like and will eventually be recreating both of them, but in more simplified manner. I'll be making a skirt to go with the bodice, but during winter I might take the route of a quilted petticoat in stead to mix it up. I'm not sure that quilted petties were worn out and about for public display, but I can't see why a woman would go to such lengths to make a beautiful garment like that and not show it off. More research perhaps.
But yes, the jacket...I like both of these a great deal:
|1853-55 fringed bodice from corsetsandcrinolines.com|
|c.1850 blue taffeta bodice from rwolivers.com|