I spent most of the time before the event frantically sewing the marmotta jacket. It was inspired by several contemporary European jackets. These jackets have an open front filled by a stomacher, fairly long skirts, and most have some sort of ruched trim.
|Caraco made of mustard yellow printed cotton, blue checked linen lining, c. 1750-1775, combined with a silk satin ruby red matelassé skirt, c. 1740. Collection Centraal Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Inv. no. 8922 and 6466. - See more at: http://europeanafashion.tumblr.com/post/68966752430/once-a-big-hit-in-the-low-countries-several#sthash.g5OwUcSr.dpuf|
|French 1750s http://trouvaillesdujour.blogspot.co.nz/2011/07/18th-century-back-in-|
|Janet Arnold Patterns of Fashion|
CF Griffith did a nice version of the Janet Arnold Jacket
J.P. Ryan has a jacket pattern that is similar to what I ended up making. Mine is closest to jacket B with a stomacher front and longer skirts. Mines has full length sleeves.
|J.P. Ryan Pattern:View A is cut with a long skirt, center front closure, and sleeves with winged cuffs, suitable for the 1750’s.View B has a long full skirt, open front, stomacher and cuffed sleeves, as was worn in the 1760’s.|