Research: Purple jacket and skirt
V&A archive: Purple jacket and skirt, 1895. England. Made of superfine wool and trimmed with velvet and braid
The reflection from the glass at all angles made this quite difficult to get a good picture but this example is probably one of the closest to my make that i found in the V&A’s archives. The shape, cut and even the sleeves are appropriate depictions of what my costume should be. I am aware that the skirts will be quite different but the overall silhouette is quite similar.