Zouave jacket and skirt set reproduced from a design from the Civil War time period. This little bolero style jacket is full of style and is comfortable to wear in a cotton.
Sometimes there is an event or way of thinking that influences fashion dramatically. Nothing could be better said that that of the woman's zouave jacket from the Civil War era.
Zouaves were actually a Moroccan volunteer units in the French army, commonly referred to as the French Foreign Legion. They were considered daredevils and very brave. They caught the attention of America right before the American Civil War broke out and as fashion sometimes does, the idea of the zouave jacket became popular.
The woman's version of the zouave jacket is basically an altered version of the bolero jacket. The pagoda sleeves on this jacket really distinguished it throughout its popularity. It is basically a short fitted jacket worn open and usually seen worn with a complimentary or contrasting skirt and blouse.
This sale is for a custom made zouave jacket and a cotton plaid skirt. This is a 2 piece outfit. Blouse shown can be purchased separately in the shop.
Jacket will be made from a cotton twill or canvas fabric in black, blue, brown or burgundy. Jacket is unlined but inside seams are all serged for neatness. The jacket is undecorated but I can add a small cord trim in black for an additional charge. Please email me when ordering for details.
Skirt will be made from a cotton plaid fabric. I will add a stripe in a coordinating cotton fabric 3/4 down the skirt. This adds a nice flair to the skirt. Skirt is unlined but all inside seams are French seamed and it has a drawstring waistband for your comfort. It will fit a variety of sizes. I can do a straight waistband in your waist size for an additional US $5.00. Please email me for details.
I will need your bust and waist measurement to make the jacket.
Because this is a custom made item, I will need 10 days to finish your order before it's complete.
Sizes are : S, M, L, and XL
Colors available jacket: Black, navy blue, brown, burgundy
Color available skirt: black plaid, blue plaid, green plaid, red plaid, black/tan check. Please email me your color choice. Plaid designs may vary depending on availability of fabric.
I can do plus sizes also, for an small additional charge. If you need a different size, please email me before ordering so I can give you details.
The skirt and jacket can be purchased as a set or separately. So if you want an additional jacket, it can be purchased separately. Please see my other listings.