I picked up this remnant of silk with the idea of making a spencer out of it, and it is quite successfull. I worked from the Period Impressions pattern, choosing to add reveres and a retangular collar, along with the peplum at the back. I added a matching reticule, and the whole thing looks good with my new ivory silk dress. The buttons and buckle are metallic silver coloured. I was pleased to find a silk gentleman’s jacket, dated to the Empire period, in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s database, which had a very similar stripe, only in browns and beige. I am glad I am on the right track here!
The reticule has the same tassel as on the strings and a matching silver coloured button.