|Butterick: 3072 (Man's Colonial Costume) - Type:Costumes |
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|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
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|Fabric:||Cotton Sateen [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Colonial era breeches, waistcoat, shirt and jacket|
I've made this vest pattern twice for my husband - once in the length and shape shown on the pattern for a Colonial era waistcoat (that's what they called the vest) and most recently a shorter version for a Regency era waistcoat.
We belong to an English Country Dance group that dances at Gadsby's Tavern in Alexandria, Virginia - in a ballroom where George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe all danced! Several of the dancers are true "threadcounters" - using true patterns of the era, using linen and wool, and even handsewing their attire. (I did that for one dress for me, but don't bother for my husband. All he cares about is that it have pockets.)
The vest - waistcoat - fits well and the directions are clear. The only funky part is turning the lining and vest inside out and stitching up the opening.
As a variation, I added a collar and front facing for this version and stitched up the side seams completely. I also increased the number of buttons and used smaller ones that specified in the directions to be more true to the style of the era.
The fabric was found at an estate sale - black stripes on a satin like cotton. Very Mr. Darcy. It's lined in stash black polyester, but don't tell the threadcounters. I tried covering the buttons, but prefer the black ones a contrast.
I think it looks better than the pattern picture.
I've sewn it twice and will likely do it again. I've also made the breeches which are NOT anywhere close to authentic. But they're easy. I do recommend the pattern if you're looking for late 18th century or early 19th century attire that's quick and dirty to make.
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