Research: Evening coat
V&A archives: Blue and gold evening coat, 1895-1900. London, Oxford Street). It is a velvet embroidered coat with silk thread and wool felt.
To be honest, this coat isn’t very relevant to my make as a coat is a whole other thing compared to a jacket like in my design, which would not have been used as a piece of outerwear that yo would take off upon entering a house. I just really liked it because of the beautiful detailing of the embroidery. My design does not have embroidery but this would be a great reference for future makes of this type as it is a brilliant example of excellent making (in my opinion anyway).