2009 Labyrith of Jareth Suit
The focal point of this project is really the fabric for the jacket. I knew that I couldnt possibly afford to dedicate enough time to producing the fabric myself so I had to find it. Now clearly it is not the exact same fabric but I am very happy with it because it had the right over all density to the pattern, the right combination of swirling elements and leaf elements and the right feeling of luxury. Just finding something that wasnt dominated by flowers was a big ordeal. I was also very happy that there was a good amount and it was on clearance for $7/yard. I researched to find out if it was made in green, but it was not so the theme for both costumes became teal instead. For the shirt I reused my husband's existing Jareth shirt with white lace cuffs instead of black ones. The sash is made from the same fabric I used for the under sleeve of my dress. The jacket is cut similar to a period jacket but with the addition of vents at the side seems. I also added pockets as a practical matter. I added gold velvet piping to make the suit a little bit busier to better compliment my dress which is very busy with almost a dozen different fabrics in it. There are 16 gold buttons on both the fall front breeches and jacket. The jacket is fully lined in a blue/gold cotton except the sleeve which are lined in an acetate. Another part of the project that I spent excessive hours online shopping for was the leaves. I dont know why, but oak leave are only offered in fall colors so when my friend found these for me I jumped on them even though the scale is really much too small. I am hopeful that before we attend Labyrinth in the future I will either find larger leaves or learn how to make them myself. Also see the 2009 Labyrinth of Jareth Wig, the Labyrinth of Jareth Mask, and the 2009 Labyrinth of Jareth Dress.