|"No more Twist" note on unfinished buttonhole|
|Beatrix Potter's sketch and notes about the waistcoat embroidery.|
|Waistcoat worn by Mayor of Gloucester|
Quoting from the introduction to the Beatrix Potter exhibit:
Beatrix was a frequent visitor to the V&A and in March 1903, while preparing the illustration for her tale, she was delighted to discover some beautiful 18th century clothes in a case in a 'dark corner of the Goldsmith's Court.' Museum staff permitted her to view the costumes laid flat on tables in their office so she could record the details of the rich embroideries. Her illustrations are so accurate that it is possible to identify the original garments she saw, including the lady mouse's lavish dress and the Mayor's cream-coloured satin waistcoat...