The original photo of a South Australian Volunteer Rifle Officer.
I had to trace the Austrian Knots on the sleeves with silver and red cords.
The sleeves are mirror images of each other.
Trying to work out the collar decorations.
As the wool is so thick I had to stich it down to flatten it.
After the wool was flattened I Pinned then slip stiched the linning to the collar.
Buttons on the shoulders, I hand sewed it on through the wool only using the gap in the sleeve.
.... There will be more as I finish it
Well it has been hard and taken longer than I would have liked but it is finally finished. Unfortunately I broke my arm 3 weeks ago and have only now been able to get enough movement to finish the hand stiching needed to finish the sleeves, hook and bars and the skirt hems.
The finished Jacket being modelled by the handsome Nic.