Here are detail pictures of my 18th century blue linen jacket. The jacket is closed with spiral lacing. The eyelets I’ve sewn by hand with half bleached linen thread.
Here’s an inside view of my linen jacket. It is lined with brown and white cotton fabric using fabric scaps I had in my stash.
I’ve used 18th century accurate sewing stitches: these 1769 sewing stitches after Garsault, and these 18th century stitches on extant garments.
I’ve also done some piecing as I hadn’t much fabric, which I’ve repurposed from an old dress.
It also adds authenticity to the jacket.
Here you see how the bottom eyelets are spaced closer together on one side for the spiral lacing.
That’s the back view of the jacket with a seam down the middle, the side seams slightly towards the back, and the sloping shoulder seam at the back.
I’ve added an underarm gusset.
The jacket has mid 18th century ‘wing’ cuffs. They are made from a rectangle piece of fabric, with the pleats stitched down.
Front view of the cuffs.
Here are the tabs of the linen jacket.