Making a Vintage Jeanne Paquin Couture Jacket

JEANNE PAQUIN 1953

1953 Vogue Paris Original Jeanne Paquin Jacket

Introducing the Paquin Jacket

The Vintage Couturière is excited to announce its next vintage couture reproduction project – a jacket designed by the House of Paquin in 1953 for Vogue Patterns.

1953 Jeanne Paquin Vogue Pattern from The Vintage Couturiere

Made in dark blue cotton velvet and embellished with metallic thread tambour embroidery and Swarovski crystals, this jacket is sure to impress any vintage couture collector or enthusiast. The jacket will feature the signature J Paquin tambour embroidered around the neckline surrounded with motifs of metallic thread embroidered feathers and Swarovski crystals. The scarf will be hand pleated by a pleating company here in Australia who specialises in hand pleating methods.

The Pattern Toile

The pattern for this jacket has been altered to a custom size for a bespoke fit. Below is a sample toile of the jacket made from the original pattern size 16 to fit a bust of 34″ and hips of 37″.  The design is quite plain in shape with a modest flare at the hip line and a wide shoulder silhouette.

Vintage Jeanne Paquin Jacket Toile by The Vintage Couturiere
Vintage Jeanne Paquin Jacket Toile by The Vintage Couturiere

The Embroidery

The embroidery pattern features motifs of feathers stitched in gold and silver metallic threads set amongst sparkling beads of Swarovski crystals and three dimensional beaded flowers.

Vintage Jeanne Paquin Jacket Reproduction by The Vintage Couturiere Olivia Torma

So far, we’ve completed the embroidery on the right front side of the neckline and have started work on the left. After that, the back neck embroidery needs to be completed before construction of the jacket can begin. We’re still deciding whether to embroider the sleeves!

Making a Vintage Jeanne Paquin Couture Jacket by The Vintage Couturiere Olivia Torma

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