Bleuette ~ 1906 Costume de Quartier-Maitre

My Bleuette, Nadine, models the very popular and important Costume de Quartier-Maître or Sailor Dress. The 1906 pattern was the first nautical costume offered for Bleuette.

I chose to do this outfit in the traditional dark blue with white color scheme. The fabric used for this outfit came from a vintage skirt of fine wool, while the jacket collar is made from a lovely vintage pique. The anchors are embroidered in red silk floss. Vintage mother-of-pearl buttons were used for the jacket closure. I had a wonderful tiny antique anchor pin just waiting for an outfit such as this.

One suggestion the pattern gave was to embroider the name of a ship on the beret. I chose to work the ship name L’ETOILE (The Star) in silk floss. A red silk cocarde finishes off the beret.

Left: 1906 Costume de Quartier-Maître    Right: La Semaine de Suzette ~ 1906 Costume de Quartier-Maître

Top: Beret    Middle: Back Collar Detail    Bottom: Jacket Front Detail ~ Antique Pin


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