I promise photos of the progress of the Cotehardie. It is progressing, today in fact, I am purchasing the 24 buttons that are going to go up the sleeves. Finding 24 metal buttons was an interesting task, but I think I have found a satisfactory set.
But in the meanwhile, I am plagued with 18th century luxury of the Duchess. On a whim I decided to put on the lovely if depressing film while drafting my sleeve pattern (for the second time) and what do I find in my blog reader but The Fashion Historians article on movies and standards of beauty. Serendipity!