Adonising - 1807 - The fashionable expression for "dressing for dinner".
It is a little art, history, fashion, style, fabric, trims, buttons, laces, silhouette, design, vintage, antique and beauty. In other words a treasure trove of details in women's garment design.
The definition of Adonising can be found in C.W & P.E Cunnington, A Dictionary of English Costume 900-1900, Charles Beard.
A Good Summer Seersucker Jacket.... Cute Construction Details
Another summer favorite, again cotton, but instead of madras and all it's patchwork stitching, seersucker which is just as comforting. These thrift stores are producing some great finds. This is an especially good example because of the details.
Grosgrain ribbon hanger
Jacket body is lined in cotton, sleeves in a rayon and with Hong Kong finished edges
Shoulder seam with the same finish
Grosgrain ribbon peeking out between lining and facing with running stitch detail.
I actually like it this way better :D
Tailored Welt Flap pocket with piping and topstitching
Cuff with vent and functional buttonholes (although mine would be prettier with my vintage buttonholer)
There is no reason you can't use a basic jacket pattern and add these details.