Toby Barton Designs

March 22, 2012

Duster Jacket for the 1912 Titanic Project

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This is the finished Duster.  What great fun this was.  The jacket fabric is a heavy cotton duck with a green/brown stripe duck for the accents on the collar, cuffs, and pocket.  I created a front facing as well as a full lining.  The buttons that close the jacket are of self covered buttons out of the jacket material.  That proved very difficult to cover the buttons well so I choose to cover the rest of the buttons in the lining material.  If I were to “modernize” this jacket I would narrow down the width of the hem, lower and widen the armhole and enlarge the sleeves.  So there you have my first completed garment for the project.  Let me know what ya’ll think.  Thank you.



  1. you are amazing.
    your craftsmanship impeccable
    keep on stitchin…

    Comment by pattymvedros — March 22, 2012 @ 5:53 pm |Reply

  2. looks great and I agree with the “modern” changes you would make. I too love the stripes.

    Comment by Sharon Olberding Vogel — March 22, 2012 @ 6:49 pm |Reply

  3. I love your duster. The trim is subtle yet very eye-catching. Beautiful work!

    Comment by Leila — March 22, 2012 @ 7:37 pm |Reply

  4. You did a beautiful job on your duster. So authentic! Who will where this?

    Comment by Robiin Giustina — March 22, 2012 @ 7:38 pm |Reply

  5. Toby,
    This is really a beautiful job! I’ve been watching your progress and I really love the result! I am just getting started and this project is so exciting.

    Comment by cherylldennis — March 23, 2012 @ 12:25 am |Reply

  6. Ever so lovely. Wonderfully sewn.

    Comment by Suzanne Azhaar — March 27, 2012 @ 1:57 pm |Reply

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