Movie reproduction from True Grit Mattie Ross bodice jacket. This lovely wool jacket is a lightweight bodice but worn like a jacket.
This is a reproduction of the Mattie Ross costume from the newest movie version of True Grit. It's a replica copy and stays within the Victorian time period guidelines. In other words, it is period correct while also being a movie look alike.
Hand drafted pattern from movie stills and costume notes
Made from a worsted wool fabric in a dark brown. Jacket is completely lined with a cotton twill. I used cotton twill inside to give the worsted wool more strength. This type of wool is fine and drapes lovely but as a jacket needed some structure. It is also inner lined with a cotton muslin to help give it the period correct look.
This is a one piece bodice but has an upper and lower part. The two parts are seperated by a built in waistband.
Two piece fitted sleeve which is typical of the time period and gives a lovely shape to the sleeve.
Buttons up the front with either covered buttons or metal. Shown here with metal buttons.
Small fold down rounded collar
There is a split in the back of this bodice to allow for a bustle or if need be, to ride a horse and still the jacket will hang correctly
There are a few well placed pleats in the skirt of the jacket which are a great design element and give more room to the bottom of the jacket.
Size based on bust and waist measurement. Please provied your bust and waist measurement when ordering. I will also need an arm length for the sleeve.
Colors available - Brown (as shown), black, navy, gray.
This is a lovely Victorian era design. Even if you are not looking to recreate True Grit, this jacket would be a wonderful addition to your Victorian wardrobe. It is completely period correct and something that would have been worn.
I can make this in plus sizes for an additional charge. Please email if you are interested in this.
Skirt shown with the jacket can be purchased seperately in the shop. It is our basic sirt with a waistband. Please see this listing if you would like to order. Also, the little white collar under the jacket is an extra piece sold seperately for US $25.00. Please email if you are interested in the white collar so I can put up a special listing for you.
This is a custom made Victorian bodice. I will need 3 weeks to complete your bodice before shipping to you. Please check my announcement at the top of the shop for any information regarding timeframe. Certain times of the year I am sincerely busy but I will always let you know beforehand.