The Austringer

by carmencitab on April 9, 2012 · 4 comments

in 1920s,1930s,1940s



Hello you all! Long time no see.

Meet my friend Jean-Louis the Austringer (meaning he hunts with eagles). He is modeling a year old blue Chilean eagle (who doesn’t hunt) and the vest I made for him.

Though the vest was made with Burda’s Jason pattern, which is not really a retro pattern, Jean-Louis and I were heavily inspired by early 20th century explorers and adventurers and from Nigel Cabourn’s famous Peak Lapel vests except we went for a shawl collar. It’s made with thrifted John G Hardy tweed and handcrafted hunt buttons. The buttonholes were corded with gimp for a neat and durable finish.


If you would like to see the full thread, hop on over my home where I obsessed about this vest for almost 4 months.



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Katherine April 9, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Awesome. I’m seriously considering making it mandatory for photoshoots to include eagles ;)


jbsews April 9, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Awesome vest, awesome eagle! Wow, well done. :-)


Julia April 9, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Cool!! The best sewing photo shoot I ever saw.. Great job!


carmencitab April 12, 2012 at 1:42 am

Jean-Louis and I are thanking you all! The eagle remained silent.


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