riding habit

riding habit


Grey twilled woollen cloth. Coat: fronts each in two sections, cut away below waist at centre front, fastening with two black composition buttons and buttonholes to v-neck with turn-down collar and revers; extra pair of buttons each side of fastening; slit pocket, black satin, at left bust; flared skirt with slit pocket in lining on left; back in four sections, centre back seam open below waist with overlap; stiffened lining at back skirt hem; long sleeves in two sections with turnback cuff; jacket lined with black satin, sleeves lined with white cotton satin striped with black and blue; Skirt: in four sections; waist bound with black tape; three composition buttons at back, tape tie inside; fastens to left with hook and eye at waist, four black composition buttons below, and pocket, black cotton satin; shaped for left knee at centre front and curved for hip on right; shorter at right side; lower part of front extending to right to button to back; two elastic loops inside; lined with black glazed cotton. Breeches: waistband lined with white cotton satin striped in blue and black; shaped with dart below waistband at back and each side of front, fastening each side with four smoked pearl buttons; seamed centre front and centre back and at inner and outer leg; extending to below knees; stitched above knee; fitting below knees and fastening at outer knee with 6 smoked pearl buttons; black suede patch at inner knee.

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riding habit

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Length (coat): 75cm
Length (breeches): 83cm
Length (skirt - left side): 94cm
Waist (breeches): 86cm
Waist (skirt): 65cm

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